Meet Dr. Burstein’s December 2012 Spotlight Patient

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*Results provided by Dr. Fernando Burstein of Atlanta Plastic Surgery, PC.  Treatment results may vary from person to person.

 A retired elementary school teacher and active ballroom dance student, Barbara loves trying new things. After losing her husband of almost 25 years about 12 years ago, Barbara was ready for a new adventure.  She turned to trying new things like dance lessons and now even dating. However, Barbara couldn’t help but to be concerned about her droopy eyelids and the heavy bags under her eyes. Recently featured in a Fox 5 Atlanta interview, Barbara turned to Dr. Fernando Burstein for facial rejuvenation. Even though she was mainly concerned about her eyes, Barbara decided to undergo blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, and a brow lift after meeting with Dr. Burstein.

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, can be performed on the upper and lower eyelids to remove fat and excess skin. Most patients choose blepharoplasty to restore a more youthful, alert appearance. Eyelid surgery can also correct drooping eyelids that interferes with a patient’s vision. Barbara chose blepharoplasty because she wanted a more long-lasting rejuvenation treatment than what injection treatments like Botox® could fix. She wanted to eliminate the bags beneath her eyes and to reposition her upper eyelids so eye makeup could actually show.

In order to achieve a more natural and proportional result, Dr. Burstein also performed rhinoplasty to remove a bump in Barbara’s nose and a brow lift to smooth the area between the brows and forehead. After surgery, Barbara received a chemical peel to even her skin tone and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars. Chemical peels are a common post-procedure treatment to revitalize skin and improve facial appearance.

Barbara is really happy with her results and celebrated her new look by going dancing. She is pleased with the natural-looking results of her plastic surgery and has said her eyes now “look really wide.” She also added, “I see my eyes, I don’t see my eyelids. It makes me feel younger, and I do look a little younger.” If you’re interested in learning more about the facial cosmetic and reconstructive procedures that Dr. Burstein performs, contact his office to schedule a consultation. Also be sure to connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news.