Many of Dr. Bustillo’s clients travel from out of town (and in some cases from other countries) because of his reputation.His thoroughness is evident during the initial consultation; for Dr. Bustillo, this is a chance to help inform the patient and achieve a common understanding about the outcome of the surgery.
Dr. Bustillo performs over 100 facial surgeries per year. Despite this experience and expertise, there are some limitations that emerge because of a patient’s skin type, age, and reason for undergoing a facelift. It is important to be aware what a facelift can do and which parts of the face are affected.
What Issues Does a Deep Plane Facelift Address?
Dr. Bustillo’s deep plane facelift has several goals: to rejuvenate the neck, the lower face and the mid-facial regions.
Dr. Bustillo aims to achieve each of these goals while making the overall effect look as natural as possible. He is meticulous and takes particular care to avoid affecting areas of the face which can lead to telltale signs of a surgical intervention.
Using the deep plane technique, muscles in the neck and face are tightened, repositioned and used to restore a youthful contour to the neck and middle of the face. Excess fat is removed, and the cheeks (malar fat pads) are also relocated to their original position — like the rest of the face, they tend to descend with age and the effects of gravity.
While all of the above is capable of giving the patient a refreshed and youthful look, Dr. Bustillo will also evaluate the patient’s face for other possible surgical procedures to enhance the overall effect.
The Deep Plane Facelift and Complementary Procedures
Part of the initial consultation utilizes advanced computer imaging, which Dr. Bustillo can use to show visually the expected outcome to the patient. This approach also enables him to simulate the effect of other procedures when combined with the facelift.
The most common of these are blepharoplasty and the browlift. Blepharoplasty is a procedure which rejuvenates the eyelids by removing excess fat and treating eyelid bags. Dr. Bustillo is extremely conservative in his approach as not to cause irreversible changes that might affect the function as well as the appearance of the eyes.He also regularly performs a brow lift along with a facelift for patients. Browlifts consist of repositioning the brow and require a deep understanding of the shape and positions of brows for both men and women, and across ethnicities and faces.
Choosing Your Doctor
Dr. Bustillo’s practice is based Coral Gables, FL. He can be contacted at (305) 663-3380, or via the website. Patients should expect an in-depth initial consultation which will help Dr. Bustillo construct a surgical plan that meets their wishes and determine if they are good candidates for surgery.