Advances in Facial Cosmetic Surgery: Your Guide to Achieving the Best Long-Term Results
by William Burden
This book provides an overview of facial cosmetic surgical procedures. Our society has become more fitness oriented, and many women and men continue a very active lifestyle longer than they may have in the past. They want to look as good as they feel. Executives, salespeople, and business owners want to maintain a competitive edge and look their best when meeting clients, in front of a camera, or on stage. Facial cosmetic surgery is a solution for many people who desire to regain a youthful appearance. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and the effects of aging become apparent around the eyes and on the face and neck. Brows become set lower and the eyes don’t appear to fully open. Deep furrows may develop between the brows, giving a facial expression of concern or anger. Dark, puffy areas appear below the eyes, giving the look of being tired. Sagging or droopy skin appears on the face and neck, along with an increase of wrinkles and less definition of the contour of the neck and chin. Procedures explained in this book, including the endoscopic brow lift, eyelid surgery, and facelift can help restore the appearance of youth. Everyone is unique and a specific procedure, or a combination of procedures, may be recommended for the best results. Dr. Burden provides some background on his research starting back in the 1990s on newer approaches to plastic surgery using fiber optics that allowed smaller incisions and less invasive procedures. He describes advances that have been made in facial cosmetic surgery in an easy to read Question and Answer format. The advanced techniques described in the book help regain a youthful appearance and provide the highest rate of patient satisfaction when performed by a qualified plastic surgeon. Dr. William R. Burden, MD, FACS, is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is the founder and CEO of Destin Plastic Surgery in Destin, Florida and is also the founder of the Destin Surgery Center, housed in the same building. During his fellowship in Plastic Surgery at the University of Florida, Dr. Burden worked with his professors to introduce endoscopic and specialized microvascular techniques in breast and facial cosmetic surgery. He was one of the pioneers in researching the use of endoscopic or fiber optic technology for plastic surgery.