There can be no question that plastic surgery continues to grow in popularity. According to statistics compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 17 million surgical and non-surgical plastic surgery procedures were performed in 2016 alone. However, even though my practice has been busier than ever, I still believe that it is vitally important to develop an individual connection with each and every one of my patients. Undergoing any form of cosmetic or reconstructive facial plastic surgery can be an extremely personal experience, and so I value the relationships that I have built with the men, women, and children that have come to see me throughout the years. This is just one of the reasons why I am so honored to have been named one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors in the field of plastic surgery in Atlanta Magazine again this year.
Every year, Atlanta Magazine publishes a list those who have been recognized as ‘Top Docs’ by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a leading national healthcare organization. Although there are many awards out there for medical practitioners, The Castle Connolly ‘Top Doc’ honor is different because the candidates, which include representatives of fifty-eight different medical specialties, are nominated by their peers and ultimately chosen on the basis of their commitment to both advanced medical research and the highest quality patient care. Castle Connolly’s rigorous screening process focuses not only on the evaluations of experienced medical professionals, but also on actual patient testimonials. This emphasis on the patient experience is, in my opinion, what makes their recognition such a privilege.
This year marks the ninth consecutive year that I have been honored as an Atlanta “Top Doc,” and the thirteenth since 1999. In the nearly thirty years that I have been a board-certified plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist I have always made it my goal to establish a relationship that allows for open and honest communication with all of my patients. When they can make clear their individual goals and expectations, we can work together to achieve a natural, vital appearance that enhances their best features. This is not something that I can build alone, and I consider this recognition a testament to the support of my exceptional medical team and to the inspiration that I draw from all of my patients every day. But most of all this recognition really highlights what I am most proud of, my long-standing commitment to my patients in Atlanta and beyond. If you would like to learn more about any of the non-surgical facial rejuvenation, anti-aging, or cosmetic facial plastic surgery procedures that I perform, or if you would like a facial rejuvenation consultation to discuss your particular needs, please contact me, Dr. Fernando Burstein, so that we can schedule an appointment. Remember to connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest facial plastic surgery news.