As one of Northwest Indiana’s most accomplished ear, nose, and throat surgeons, local surgeon Dr. Bethany Cataldi also brings a vast amount of expertise in facial plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancement procedures to her patients.
With a life-long passion for providing medical care along with many years of extensive training, Dr. Cataldi focuses on a unique ‘one to one’ approach when it comes to patient care. As one of the very few female facial plastic surgeons in the region, Dr. Cataldi is especially in tune with the issues of beauty and aesthetics requested by her patients.
“When discussing any mini face-lift or wrinkle reduction procedures, rather than speaking broadly to large groups of potential candidates in a seminar setting, I prefer to direct my attention to and evaluate what each individual needs in a private and open dialogue to address each patient’s specific and unique concerns,” she explains. “My experience has shown that an honest “one-to-one” approach with patients is best when it comes to cosmetic procedures, and it is clearly evident in the results.”
Evaluating each patient’s own expectations is something Dr. Cataldi takes very seriously. “It’s my privilege to be able to help them achieve their aesthetic goals,” says Dr. Cataldi, who founded Center for Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery in Munster in 2006. “I always look at the process as a journey that a patient and I will take together, so we need to be on the same page as far as what is achievable and what is not through the services I can provide them.”
Dr. Cataldi is especially noted for her wonderfully natural-looking mini face-lifts, full face-lifts, and neck-lifts that go far in tightening the musculature of the face. Dr. Cataldi also frequently performs blepharoplasty, a surgical procedure that entails the tightening the upper or lower eyelid skin, as well as rhinoplasty, otoplasty (a cosmetic surgery procedure to change the appearance of a patient’s external ears) and skin cancer and skin lesion surgery.
She also regularly performs non-invasive cosmetic enhancement procedures such as the applications of chemical peels, as well as Restylane®, Juvederm™, and Botox® that help reduce the visible effects of aging and are done in an office setting.
“The impact of cosmetic surgery and cosmetic enhancements on a patient is great,” says Dr. Cataldi. “Overall it helps improve one’s self confidence, one’s self esteem, and gives one a better quality of life. My ultimate goal in treating a patient is for a result that looks as natural as possible. Many of my patients are referred from other satisfied patients, and I try to put all of them at ease. An ideal candidate for cosmetic procedures is a patient who is realistic about what aesthetic improvements we can achieve. We’re on a journey together, and I want them to be happy at the end of it.”