This Lunchtime Procedure Is A Non-Surgical Alternative To A Facelift & Offers Long-Lasting Results

Dr. Mariano BussoPhoto Credit: Dr. Mariano Busso

Dr. Mariano Busso is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in cosmetic fillers as acknowledged in the prestigious Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) by the president of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. C. William Hanke. Dr. Mariano Busso was honored to be a part of the FDA advisory panel that developed national guidelines for the use of cosmetic fillers. Over the past three decades, Dr. Busso has developed one of the largest cosmetic practices in the U.S. based in Miami, Florida and has since expanded his practice to Beverly Hills, California to serve his celebrity clientele.

Haute Beauty caught up with Dr. Busso to learn more about his signature procedure, the BUSSOLYFT ®, a non-surgical treatment that addresses facial wrinkles and skin laxity. Whether it is due to aging or want a more contoured look with long-lasting results, this is the procedure for you.

HB: What is the BUSSOLYFT®?

After years of experimenting with different approaches and techniques, I developed the BUSSOLYFT ®, a unique technique to get the optimum lift of the face.

One of my specialties is the removal of dark circles. Dark circles on most people is volume loss. The moment the hollowness is filled and the cheek is lifted, the concavity is gone and dark circles are either removed or improved. I combined this technique with my distinct approach of applying medical threads that resulted in the creation of the BUSSOLYFT®.

It offers maximum rejuvenation by lifting structures that were brought down by gravity. This combination of filler and medical threads gives a unique lift that could not be accomplished with any other method unless it was addressed by surgery.

We are even teaching other doctors how to use it because it's a very unique approach. It’s a simple procedure, and only takes few minutes but the results are extremely contrasting.

BussolyftPhoto Credit: Dr. Mariano Busso

HB: Who is a good candidate for the BUSSOLYFT ®?

We have been able to develop this technique and it apply to a broad range of candidates.  Anybody that wants to lift the cheeks, jowls and neck for whatever reason, even genetics, is a good candidate. Another good candidate is someone who does not want the side effects of surgery.

HB: Who is not a good candidate?

Someone with very heavy neck fat or a really heavy lower face would not be a good candidate.

HB: What are the recovery and aftercare like?

Downtime is limited to discomfort and mild swelling. It could be uncomfortable for a few days but it doesn’t require more than ibuprofen. Any swelling is mainly due to the anesthetic that we use during the procedure.

Some patients come in for their procedure and they're going out for lunch immediately after.

HB: Does the treatment need to be repeated?

We recommend that the procedure is repeated after 8 months. After we do it, the patient will keep improving over time but the maximum improvement is seen at 8months. After the procedure is reinforced at eight months the patient can typically see the long-lasting effect for a few years.