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Tired of looking haggard, Deborah felt it was time for a change. Although she’s always taken good care of herself, nothing could stop the natural aging process, so she had a lower facelift procedure with Dr. Fernando Burstein including liposuction of the neck and jowls. After thorough research online, Deborah consulted with five different prospective plastic surgeons, but was most impressed by Dr. Burstein’s extensive knowledge of the facial anatomy and the fact that he only operates on faces.
Deborah received a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) from a different surgeon back in 1995, and chose to spend the night in the hospital after her facelift because she knew her tendency to feel sick after surgery. She said, “Staying at the hospital overnight was the best option for me. Dr. Burstein’s medical staff checked on me around the clock; overall, I had a great experience.” She said she didn’t even have to ask for anything because the nurses were so attentive.
Taking about two and a half weeks off of work, she said most of the swelling was gone by the 3rd week and she was completely recovered by the 4th week. She stated, “I love the results. I no longer feel like I look tired and haggard when I look in the mirror.” She said that the best part about her cosmetic surgery is that “it looks natural; people can’t put their finger on what I’ve had done.” Dr. Burstein strives to provide subtle cosmetic results with facelift surgery. In Deborah’s words, “He doesn’t give you that wind-blown look.”
Deborah mentioned that the people who undergo plastic surgery “want to look good, not shocking.” Dr. Burstein takes that into consideration with every patient he meets, which is why he works to hide scars so they’re least noticeable. Deborah was very impressed with her scars, and says they were hidden very well.
Pleased with her choice of Dr. Burstein as her plastic surgeon, Deborah said that he “only gives you what you really need.” During consultation, Dr. Burstein listens to his patient’s goals and discusses their desired procedures. He voices his honest opinion and will tell patients if their desired procedure will accomplish their goals, which increases the patient’s overall satisfaction.
Equally pleased with Dr. Burstein’s staff, Deborah made an appointment with Dr. Burstein’s nurse practitioner to receive facial filling injections (i.e., Restylane® or Juvéderm®) to complete her new look. To see more of Dr. Burstein’s pleased patients, check out the spotlight patient section and before and after photo gallery on his website. Dr. Burstein also performs many other facial cosmetic and reconstructive procedures in addition to facelifts including: rhinoplasty (nose surgery), genioplasty (chin surgery), and maxillofacial surgery. Visit his website for more information, and keep reading his blog to learn more about facial plastic surgery.
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Sandy is an artist. So when she started thinking about having plastic surgery, she wanted to go to a doctor who understood the artistic elements and natural contours that make a face beautiful. She started considering plastic surgery once she became an “empty nester” and felt compelled, as a member of the creative community, to stay fresh in her appearance.
It took Sandy two years of researching the surgery, researching doctors, and contemplating the procedure before she decided to go with Dr. Burstein of Atlanta Plastic Surgery. Sandy remembers, “I like Dr. Burstein’s approach, he was conservative and I didn’t want any drastic, noticeable changes.”
Sandy’s facelift procedure was not however her first experience with Dr. Burstein; her husband had come to see him for reconstruction of the forehead. Dr. Burstein is board certified in both plastic and reconstructive surgery and head and neck surgery and Sandy was impressed by the fact that he only concentrates on “the head up.” She knew how involved reconstructive surgery can be and was the deciding factor in choosing Dr. Burstein for her plastic surgery procedure.
Dr. Burstein performed a full facelift on Sandy, focusing on lifting the brows and eyes. Sandy is more than happy with her “freshened” look – noting that it was “subtle, but lasting.” She was even featured with Dr. Burstein on Atlanta’s Home & Style to talk about her successful surgery experience. Sandy says, “Being an artist, I thought Dr. Burstein was also an artist. In a different area, but he was also an artist.”
Nowadays, Sandy visits AYA medical spa for treatments like the Obagi Blue Peel to maintain the healthy, refreshed look of her face.
“Knowing that I get up every morning and I don’t look my age,” says Sandy. “I look a lot younger than my age. I feel good about how I look. It starts the day off right.”