Originally from LaGrange, Georgia, Barbara first came to Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. over 25 years ago for breast reconstruction surgery with Dr. Carl Hartrampf. Last year, she decided to return to Atlanta Plastic Surgery (APS) after discussing facial rejuvenation procedures with old high school friends. Barbara was exceedingly satisfied with APS the first go around and decided to find a facial plastic surgeon under the same practice to perform surgery to restore a younger appearance. After visiting Dr. Fernando Burstein’s website, Barbara was impressed by other patients’ natural-looking facelift results and appreciated that Dr. Burstein performed procedures ranging from cleft lip and palate reconstruction to facelift surgery.
Retired for 3 years, Barbara was first concerned about sagging skin around her neck. She considered necklift surgery and wanted results that were subtle and natural. After her consultation, Barbara decided on a necklift and liposuction to eliminate the excess skin and fat under her chin and a browlift to smooth wrinkles and drooping skin across her forehead. To address the signs of aging around her eyes, Dr. Burstein performed upper and lower blepharoplasty to restore a more youthful, alert appearance and a mid-facelift to target Barbara’s cheeks and the area under her eyes. Barbara also received a 30% TCA chemical peel to even her skin tone and improve skin texture.
As a breast cancer survivor, Barbara has been through many surgeries but said Dr. Burstein and his medical team was one of the most attentive. “His staff stayed with me all night,” she recalled. “The nurses were very helpful and my privacy was well-respected.” Barbara has been happy with her results and is excited to see the full results. Her primary concern was achieving natural results. After returning to help at her old company, Barbara was pleased that nobody suspected she had plastic surgery even though they noticed she appeared more alert and rejuvenated. She enjoys the results of her eyes the most, noting that “It’s great to finally get rid of that tired look. ”
Barbara has continued enjoying her retirement by spending time with her husband and cats, attending art classes, and painting portraits. She’s also excited to plan an upcoming trip to Mexico. To learn more about facial procedures or to meet more of Dr. Burstein’s spotlight patients, continue following our blog. Also, connect with Dr. Burstein on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more facial plastic surgery news and updates.