The holidays will be here before we know it, and many of us want to look our best when spending time with family and friends. That’s why many patients are interested in cosmetic procedures as the autumn approaches and the weather cools.
Please continue reading to learn about the best cosmetic procedures and why this is a great time to have work done.
You may have heard people say the holidays are a great time for cosmetic procedures, but why?
Getting time off from your job can be difficult for some professionals who cannot work from home. The holidays give many of us more paid time off. Why not use the holidays to recover from a cosmetic procedure or plastic surgery?
For example, if you decide to have breast augmentation, you will have bandages on for a few weeks and have swelling and bruising. But you can take it easy over the holidays to allow your improved breasts to settle in.
Staying inside to recover from plastic surgery can be difficult if you enjoy being outside and working out. But when it’s colder outside, it’s easier to cozy up on the couch and take it easy.
Many surgical procedures, such as a tummy tuck, require significant downtime and rest. So why not take time during the holidays to recover without taking vacation or personal days?
It is essential to avoid the direct sun after many surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. UV rays can make incisions stand out and increasing visible scarring.
If you go outside, it’s essential to cover your skin as much as you can, and you should apply sunscreen to any areas where you had procedures.
Some of the best procedures to have during the holidays include:
Fall and winter are the perfect time to have laser treatments such as laser skin resurfacing. The reason is that the intense laser reduces lines, wrinkles, and sunspots, but it leaves the skin more sensitive to UV rays. In addition, there are fewer hours of sun during fall and winter, so you won’t have to worry about the sun damaging your skin.
Laser skin resurfacing also works well to treat skin sagging, hyperpigmentation, and discoloration. Plus, the procedure requires little downtime and offers quick results for the holidays.
There are good reasons that Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures worldwide. First, Botox is an effective non-surgical procedure to make fine lines and wrinkles fade, especially around the eyes, mouth, and forehead.
Many patients like to have Botox a few weeks before the holidays to allow the chemical time to freeze the muscles in the treated area, which smoothes the lines and wrinkles. However, Botox may take about a week to show results, and the effect lasts about three months.
If you want to make your face glow for the holidays, you may want to try microdermabrasion. This nonsurgical procedure is a skin exfoliant as it removes dead skin cells that accumulate on the skin.
According to Dr. Aric Agahyan of Apres Plastic Surgery, “This is one of my most popular nonsurgical procedures because it’s fast, effective, and has no downtime. After you have this procedure, your face will be glowing, and your friends and relatives over the holidays will notice how great you look.”
Another benefit of microdermabrasion: It increases the ability of your skin to absorb your moisturizers and other skin products.
Plumping up the lips with a dermal filler such as Juvederm can be a great option if you want to be ready for kisses under the mistletoe. This is a quick, natural-looking enhancement that will make you look your best for the holidays.
Lip fillers also can help to reduce ‘smoker’s lines,’ and there is no downtime.
Do you work out and eat right but still have stubborn fat pockets on your belly or flanks that just won’t disappear? Liposuction is a good choice, but that is a surgical procedure that requires downtime, and there is plenty of bruising and swelling.
Another option is CoolSculpting, which is a popular, nonsurgical method that freezes your fat cells.
Your healthcare provider applies two small paddles to the target area and freezes the fat just under the skin with cold temperatures. The fat cells die and are eventually flushed out of the body by the lymphatic system.
CoolSculpting has no downtime or recovery and is a good choice for people near their ideal weight that need to eliminate a small amount of stubborn fat.
This procedure removes about 10% as much fat as liposuction, so it isn’t the right choice if you want to lose more than a pound or so of fat.
Most patients need between one to three treatments, and it takes two or three months for the best results.
If you are ready to make a significant change and want to enhance your curves, fall is an excellent time to have breast augmentation. With today’s choices for breast implants’ size, shape, and profile, it’s become easier than ever to get the chest you have been dreaming of.
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. As women age, have children and breastfeed, the breasts can sag and lose volume. But breast augmentation can make the breasts look like they did when you were younger.
Years ago, large implants were popularized by celebrities. But these days, more subtle breast enhancements are in vogue. You can have a modest size increase and a breast lift to give you the perfect shape for the holidays.
Surgeons recommend having your breast augmentation at least three months before you want to look your best. So if you want to look fabulous for the holidays, start planning for this procedure in the late summer.
Having any of the above procedures before the holidays will make you look your best for your guests, so talk to your plastic surgeon about your aesthetic goals today.