As with all areas of scientific and medical discovery, cosmetic surgery is constantly evolving. Each surgeon has the possibility to stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before him or her. But that comes with a responsibility to learn from experience.
Dr. Bustillo, for example, travels to Guatemala every year to help repair cleft lips and palate defects in children. He’s a member of the Face to Face Foundation as well as the Faces of Honor and continues to give back to those less fortunate, bringing them his valuable expertise and cutting edge techniques.
All this experience, working in different countries with varying facilities, coupled with a solid foundation in cosmetic and plastic surgery means that Dr. Bustillo can really change people’s lives around the world.
Over the years, surgeons have gone from addressing the skin only (and stretching it to remove wrinkles) to addressing the underlying structure of skin, tissue and muscles. Many surgeons have stopped at this point, and continue to perform SMAS face lifts, which deal with the skin and the immediate layer underneath it: the superficial musculo-aponeurotic system.
However, Dr. Bustillo believes this method doesn’t take advantage of the more recent innovations in plastic and cosmetic surgery. His experience has led him to perfect his own take on the deep plane facelift. Currently the most cutting-edge of techniques, it addresses facial descent, deflation and radial expansion.
All three are linked with the aging face, characterized not only by wrinkles, but also drooping jowls, a sagging neckline, and ill-defined jawline. Fixing these issues means removing fat, tightening the skin, and, in Dr. Bustillo’s opinion, tightening the platysma muscle and moving the fat pads in the cheeks up to a more youthful position.
The result is a natural, conservative result, tailored specifically to the individual patient. The technique reduces the effects of aging without changing the specific characteristics that give the patient their unique look.
Given that he only performs facial surgery, Dr. Bustillo has experience with various skin types, and has seen the result of his techniques across the spectrum of facial shapes and features. It is the continued application of his experience and keeping abreast of advancements in the field that contribute to his reputation as a surgeon who produces natural, long-lasting results.
Dr. Bustillo is based in Miami, Florida, and his team can be reached on 305-663-3380, or via Dr. Bustillo’s highly informative facelift website. Prospective patients should read this page carefully. It explains Dr. Bustillo’s procedures as well as provides vital advice and explicit instructions for preparing for surgery. It’s all part of Dr. Bustillo’s commitment to total patient care and support, and will help you to take those first steps to a more youthful appearance.