Our February spotlight patient Judy says the women in her family have a history of round faces. However, by the time she was in her 50s, the youthfulness of her round face had faded, and she felt that her once supple skin could use a lift. Judy began considering a facelift at 50 and had her first procedure at 55. Ten years later she was ready for a second facelift, and the surgeon who performed her first procedure recommended Dr. Fernando Burstein.
After thoroughly researching her facial plastic surgery options, Judy said she felt so comfortable with Dr. Burstein that she was excited to have him perform her surgery. “He’s such a special guy. He had me so at ease and was genuinely excited about doing it. You could tell he loves his craft.” Dr. Burstein’s enthusiasm was contagious, says Judy, and she was soon looking forward to having him perform her surgery. She was also blown away by Dr. Burstein’s medical team, especially Debi, and how well they treated her.
Judy underwent a facelift, neck lift, cheek fat reduction with buccal fat pad removal, and a TCA chemical peel to regain a younger-looking, more streamlined appearance. When asked how she felt about her facelift results, Judy replies that she couldn’t be happier. Two weeks after her surgery, she walked by a full-length mirror at a dress shop and caught a glimpse of herself, “I had never been so happy in my life. I was beautiful; my face had an oval shape to it.”
Her favorite part of the experience was being able to meet and get to know Dr. Burstein who she describes as “absolutely wonderful.” Judy says that at her first follow-up appointment a week after surgery Dr. Burstein was able to see past the swelling and bruising to the end result and knew it was going to go well. That know-how and confidence struck her, “It made a lot of difference to have HIM excited to see my results, as well.”
Nowadays, Judy says her life is back to normal, but that she’s much happier when she looks in the mirror and enjoys putting on makeup. “It makes you feel good when you look good,” she says.
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