One of the main reasons patients come to a specialist facial surgeon like Dr. Bustillo is that they wish to reverse some of the tell-tale signs of the natural aging process. There are many ways a surgeon can help, including fine line removal, reducing the quantity of sagging skin, tightening muscles and generally improving a patient’s appearance.
Aging also affects the eyelids. It’s often the first place signs of aging occur. Eyelid surgery, otherwise known as blepharoplasty, usually involves removing excess skin.
The eyelids are one of the areas most sensitive to over-correction, and as such calls for the surgeon to be conservative in his approach.
Over-operating can lead to both functional and aesthetic issues, such as removing too much tissue, which results in sunken eyes.
Examples of Dr. Bustillo’s blepharoplasty results can be found on his website, where the procedures are also explained in detail, including when eyelid surgery can be combined with other procedures.
Combination Procedures on the Rise
Online research reveals anecdotal evidence from various surgeons that combination surgery is on the rise. Reasons include:
• combination downtime leading to one recovery period
• it lets the surgeon create a cohesive look
• retains features and natural balance making the result more attractive
One combination Dr. Bustillo recommends is the combination of a brow lift and upper eyelid blepharoplasty. He notes on his website that there is a difference between the effect of the brow drooping and the crowding around the upper eyelid. A good surgeon has to be able to treat each issue separately, but the combination can be very useful in advanced cases.
Adding a fat transfer allows Dr. Bustillo to finely sculpt the area and fill in the little valley that runs from the inner eyelid to the corner of the cheek. There are more examples on his eyelid surgery page, as well as plenty of photos that show how each of the techniques works in practice and what the real-life results look like.
Patients can be assured they are seeing an expert. Dr. Bustillo splits his practice between nose surgery and facelifts, having fine-tuned his superior techniques throughout his career.If you decide that Dr. Bustillo can help with your own anti-aging needs, contact his practice in Miami, Florida at 305-663-3380. His team will be happy to schedule an initial consultation where patient and surgeon can construct a best case surgical plan together.