I am 61 years old and I recently had a facelift with Dr. Bustillo. Over the last several years I began to notice my neck getting worse. In the past I always thought of “aging gracefully” but I seriously began to consider having plastic surgery when my neck began to bother me. I was lucky to have been referred to Dr. Bustillo by a close friend of mine.
Although I consulted with Dr. Bustillo several times before my surgery, I knew from the first time that I met with him that I wanted him to be my surgeon. He has excellent bedside manners, is soft spoken, and above all very honest. He explained to me the way the face ages so that I understood what was happening to face and neck. He then showed me the results I could expect and also explained to me what I should not expect. I really liked the fact that he was sincere and certainly not selling himself. We went over different patient cases where he was able to show me the improvements they had as well where the incisions would be placed. Having seen several acquaintances with very visible scars, this was something that concerned me. Dr. Bustillo showed me pictures of many facelifts were the scars were not visible, He assured me that the scars would be imperceptible.
After contemplating the surgery for some time, I finally decided to have the facelift done. I was surprised to get a comforting call from Dr. Bustillo the night before the surgery to check upon on me. The morning of the surgery, I met the anesthesiologists and the nurse, Both were very comforting. Dr. Bustillo marked my face and then made my hair in some funky way with rubber bands and I was in and out of the operating room before I knew it. The first night was fairly uncomfortable, but not painful. I saw Dr. Bustillo the next day when he removed the bandage. I could immediately see my new neck and it looked amazing. My cheeks, though, were a bit swollen. I think Dr. Bustillo saw the look in my eyes when I saw them and he immediately explained that this was normal and that they would look just fine when the swelling went down. At that point I remembered reading about this in the manual I was given, which reassured me. Over the next two weeks, as the swelling went down, I really began to see my results. I felt rejuvenated, but very happy that I still looked like myself. Many that know me well could not tell I had surgery. I just kept getting compliments about how well and rested I looked. Interestingly enough, I also felt better about myself. I would gladly do it over again in a heartbeat, and only with Dr. Bustillo.
Procedure details: 61 year old female underwent a facelift.