Posted December 20, 2017 in Surgery during the Holiday Season

beautiful young woman face and hands over christmas tree lightsWith the holiday season in full effect, many people are out getting ready for Christmas by shopping for presents for their family and friends. Some people are unsure of what gifts to purchase for their loved ones. Others want to do something special for themselves to look and feel better throughout the winter festivities. Why not consider plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures? With a new year right around the corner, it is an ideal time to achieve a rejuvenated look for a fresh new start. There are many surgical and non-surgical options that will not only provide a physical transformation but also help you or a loved one regain confidence.

Popular Cosmetic Procedures

With so many cosmetic procedures available, patients can achieve the perfect look to start their new year right. There are various types of procedures a patient can undergo to meet their unique needs and desires.

Non-surgically Create a Youthful, Refreshed Appearance

There have been many advancements in non-surgical cosmetic procedures to meet the demand for less invasive options. Injectables and fillers allow an individual to gain a younger, more rejuvenated appearance without surgical knives, anesthesia, and long recoveries. Patients can undergo one or a combination of procedures to achieve a “non-surgical facelift.”

Common Non-surgical Procedures

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic: This is one of the most popular of injectables and is used to smooth wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet), between the brows, along the forehead, and around the mouth. BOTOX® Cosmetic is made of botulinum toxin type A, and multiple injections are administered to inhibit the movement of the facial muscles that cause wrinkles to form.
  • Dermal fillers: There are many different dermal fillers available to restore volume loss, smooth facial wrinkles, and target thin lips. Dermal fillers work by using specially designed substances that add volume and fill in wrinkles, fine lines, and facial creases.

Surgically Enhance the Face or Body

Although many patients prefer non-surgical options, less invasive options typically only last a few months to one year. Surgery allows patients to enhance their face or body with outcomes that can last for many years. There are a variety of procedures available to provide patients with a unique surgical experience designed for their body and goals. Patients can schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to find out the best options for them.

Common Surgical Plastic Surgery Procedures

  • Breast augmentation: Many women undergo breast augmentation every year to achieve fuller, better-shaped breasts. With so many incision options and implant shapes and textures available, a woman can undergo an individualized procedure to achieve larger breasts that flatter her entire figure. Saline or silicone breast implants are used to increase the breast size, improve the breast shape, and correct breast asymmetry.
  • Liposuction: According to 2016 statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, liposuction was the top procedure performed on both men and women that year. Liposuction continues to maintain its popularity as it targets stubborn fatty tissue with a suction device to improve the shape of the body. Liposuction offers customized procedures, including an option that involves utilizing ultrasound technology to liquefy the fat before it is removed with vacuum suctioning.