Mary has always been the kind of person who could never stand sitting still. As a dedicated medical professional and mother of three, she has always been active and energetic, even recently qualifying to compete in the next Boston Marathon. For more than twenty five years, Mary has worked as a surgical nurse with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital, and in that time has had the opportunity to observe, first hand, many incredibly skilled surgeons at work. So when she began to notice drooping and sagging in the tissues of her face, accompanied by persistent dark circles under her eyes, she knew that Dr. Fernando Burstein was exactly who she wanted to call.
“I had worked with Dr. Burstein many times, and always thought that he really was an artist,” Mary explained. “When another woman in the office had some work done by him and I could see how natural-looking the final results were, I knew that I wanted him to work on me.”
So, nearly a decade ago, Mary underwent an upper and lower blepharoplasty and mid-face lift with Dr. Burstein. By removing excess skin and fat from the eyelids while smoothing the skin and tightening the muscles in the cheeks, corners of the mouth, and under the eyes, Dr. Burstein was able to give Mary a revitalized look with only minimal surgical downtime. “I had an amazing experience from start to finish,” said Mary. “I could not have been happier with the results.”
However, although cosmetic facial procedures can often seem to turn back the clock, they cannot stop it entirely. Over time, the skin continues to lose volume and elasticity, causing the signs of facial aging to eventually return. Dr. Burstein typically recommends addressing these issues with a graduated approach, using periodic touch ups to maintain a youthful appearance that doesn’t look pulled or artificial.
When Mary returned to discuss another mid-face lift, Dr. Burstein instead recommended including a minimally invasive fat transfer procedure. After the skin was lifted and smoothed using the incision sites from the original surgery, small amounts of excess fat was removed from the abdomen and re-injected into the tissue under the eyes and around the nose and mouth, giving it a fuller, more youthful appearance. “Dr. Burstein has never steered me wrong,” said Mary. “Everyone says how great I look but the results are so natural and subtle that no one would ever guess I had any work done. Better yet, I had the procedure done on a Thursday and was back to work by Monday. I had no complications whatsoever and everything went perfectly. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Burstein to anyone even thinking about cosmetic surgery.”
If you are interested in learning more about a plastic surgery procedure I perform, please contact me, Dr. Fernando Burstein, today. Additionally, Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. provides a variety of options for financing, including CareCreditSM, in order to assist you. Be sure to connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest facial plastic surgery news.