Dr. Bustillo values patient education, especially self-education and reading material from respected sources in order to make an informed decision.But unguided, such research can often lead to questions, if not outright confusion. One such area is deciphering among all the different names given to facelift procedures.
They’re not all the same, and some sound quite tempting, especially those that have been created by marketing teams and seem designed for social media sharing. Take, for example, the so-called “mini facelift.” The idea sounds appealing. But as Dr. Bustillo has said, the results are also “mini.”
Clients that come to him following a mini-facelift are usually unsatisfied with the results and end up going for his signature deep plane facelift to obtain the desired end result.
Other facelifts that promise more than they deliver in many cases are the liquid facelift and non-surgical facelift. These can have an effect. For younger patients, the temporary and very easy and low-impact results offered by injections of products such as Botox can be convincing.
However, not only do the results tend to be reasonably short-lived, they also do not address the underlying muscle structure. They also don’t correct issues with sagging necks or jowls. To correctly address these kinds of issues, Dr. Bustillo believes, and can show, that a deep plane facelift offers the best results.
Naturally, other surgeons who use different surgical approaches and techniques might disagree, opting instead for more traditional SMAS facelift, which offers less complexity, carries a lower perceived risk, but also delivers results which are arguably less impressive as they cannot deal with the mid-face or neck.
On the other hand, the deep plane facelift offers the most natural looking results. Part of the success comes from the repositioning of the malar fat pads, returning a youthful appearance to the cheeks, and the strengthening of the jawline. Dr. Bustillo takes pride in achieving a natural non-operated look whilst restoring an amazingly youthful appearance for his patients. For some great examples of his work, please visit the facelift before and after gallery.
Choosing Your Doctor
Dr. Bustillo’s practice is based near Miami, in Florida, and the team can be contacted on 305-663-3380 to book an initial facelift consultation. During the consultation, Dr. Bustillo will explain the surgical procedure in detail, and provide patients with computer-generated images showing the anticipated outcome. It is the application of advanced techniques which enable Dr. Bustillo to enjoy one of the highest patient satisfaction ratings in cosmetic surgery circles.