Even some proponents of plastic surgery incorrectly think that a facelift will heal to generate artificial results. As a society, we are rarely informed when plastic surgery produces ideal aesthetic outcomes; rather, we are more inclined to hear about surgeries that lead to a less-than-idyllic look. Through Dr. Bustillo’s expertise, it is possible to age gracefully with natural looking surgical results. View the doctor’s before-and-after photos of patient facelift results to see for yourself.
Dr. Bustillo’s facelift results in a natural and conservative refreshed look. He is able to do this by elevating the deep tissues in a direction that opposes the direction of aging. As the face ages, the tissues descend downward and towards the mouth. Dr. Bustillo elevates the tissues in vertical vector, to achieve a natural result. Another way that Dr. Bustillo avoids the “windswept” look is by elevating the deep muscle layer rather than pulling on the skin. He often creates a treatment plan that also includes anti-aging procedures such as a blepharoplasty, fat transfer, and medium depth peels to improve the eyelids, hollow cheeks, and skin wrinkles, repectively. In addition to other facial plastic surgeries, Dr. Bustillo’s office also offers Botox® and Dysport® as well as dermal filler injections. These injections may accompany a surgery or be performed alone. Surgical procedures create permanent results while any sort of cosmetic injection must be re-administered over time.
Though Dr. Bustillo offers a number of options for cosmetic surgical and non-surgical care, he is very open and honest about the ideal methods for each patient. There are times when the doctor does not feel a patient would benefit from full facelift, and suggests they wait or undergo non-invasive treatments. Procedures can be combined, but if the doctor feels additional procedures would lead to negative changes within the face, he informs patients of his concerns.
Newer techniques, such as the SMAS (superficial musculo-aponeurotic system) facelift address underlying tissues so tension is not placed on the skin. This technique, however, does not address the cheek area ideally. Dr. Bustillo’s preferred method – the deep plane facelift– also treats the midface and neck, two areas in which the SMAS facelift is deficient. In addition, Dr. Bustillo uses fat transfer to further augment and elevate the hollow cheeks. Through this single, comprehensive surgery, the doctor is able to correct multiple areas of the face and neck that show signs of aging such as muscle and skin laxity and fat displacement.
Dr. Andres Bustillo is a Miami-area, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with an office in Coral Gables, Florida. The doctor’s office can be phoned during normal business hours at (305) 663-3380. Dr. Bustillo specializes in the major plastic surgeries of the face: facelift, rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty (nose surgeries), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), necklift, chin augmentation, and otoplasty (ear pinning surgery). In addition, he offers non-invasive procedures, including Botox®, Dysport® and dermal filler injections, as well as dermabrasion. Learn more about each of these procedures here.