Is Facelift Surgery Right for Me?

Atlanta Facial Plastic SurgeryMore and more patients have started pursuing minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedures as they begin to notice signs of aging in an effort to maintain a youthful appearance. Dr. Fernando Burstein can attest to this trend and offers a variety of facial plastic surgery procedures that target specific areas of concern including less invasive options. However, many patients still seek the results provided by a traditional facelift to tighten loose skin and eliminate wrinkles on the face.

Although all plastic surgery patients are unique, facelift patients usually have one thing in common: they want to rejuvenate their appearance without looking windblown or like a different person. With over twenty years of experience performing facial plastic surgery, Dr. Burstein is an expert in facial anatomy and can achieve a patient’s desired and natural looking facelift results.

During the procedure, Dr. Burstein makes an incision along the hairline. Then, he removes excess skin and tightens the remaining tissue. He uses methods to hide scars and minimize incisions. When he can, he also uses a natural approach to plastic surgery, using a patient’s own tissues and bone for facial rejuvenation. Facelift patients report tighter and younger-looking skin on their face and neck. However, not every patient is a candidate for this procedure. Dr. Burstein conducts pre-operative plastic surgery consultations to help patients determine which procedure will best produce the results they’re after.

Patients with minimal signs of aging in localized areas of their face may benefit more from a mini facelift procedure. Dr. Burstein offers mini facelift versions that focus on wrinkles and sagging in the upper face (brow lift), middle face (mid facelift), and lower face (neck lift). Patients who are not ready for a mini facelift may be more suited for Ultherapy® skin tightening or facial rejuvenation with cosmetic injectables. Those with accumulated sun damage may benefit from a TCA peel to even skin tone and texture while boosting collagen production and facial rejuvenation.  Patients who are bothered by the appearance of tired, droopy eyes are typically candidates for upper and/or lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), which can often be combined with other facial plastic surgery procedures.

If you’ve been considering a facelift or another facial rejuvenation procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Burstein today, or visit his website for more information. Be sure to connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ if you haven’t already.