Who doesn’t want to look fabulous during the holidays and throughout the year? You can definitely achieve your goals by careful planning. Now that the winter months are upon us, this is an ideal time to discuss your cosmetic goals with your board-certified plastic surgeon. You want to look refreshed and rejuvenated for any occasion, whether it is a holiday party, or the New Year’s celebration that is right around the corner, or the beach body that is in your future summer plans. With careful planning, a combination of non-surgical and/or surgical rejuvenation can indeed help you achieve your goals. This list of the top five procedures to get you ready for the holidays can ensure you look your best for the season’s festivities, but start planning now!
Breast Augmentation: Plan 3-6 Months Ahead
A breast augmentation will add volume and shape, creating a more proportionate figure. Implants can bring your breast size a lot or just a little fullness, depending on your desires. The natural looking results will appear lifted and youthful, accentuating the waist and hips. Although most women are back to their daily routine in three to seven days, the recovery time after a breast augmentation will take from one to two weeks. It takes three to six months for the implants to settle into position and residual swelling to subside. For optimal results, schedule your holiday breast augmentation as soon as possible.
Liposuction: Plan 2-3 Months Ahead
Isolated fatty deposits can appear on almost anyone, no matter their body type. This can result from weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and the normal aging process. Liposuction, or also known as Liposculpture, is an outpatient procedure that provides excellent body sculpting results, eliminating excess fat on the upper arms, abdomen, flanks, lower back, thighs, and the chin. Recovery from liposuction will take about three to seven days. Most patients are back to work and routine activities in two to seven days. As with any surgical procedure, liposuction can cause swelling, so give yourself about two months to see the final benefits.
Blepharoplasty: Plan 1-2 Months Ahead
The delicate, thin skin of the upper eyelid can slowly sag with age, resulting in eyes that look tired, uninterested, and even unhealthy. A blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, is a surgical procedure designed to eliminate this lax tissue, creating a brighter, more awake look to the appearance. The blepharoplasty can also address the loose fat pads that pull downward both above and below the eye, eliminating dark circles and under eye “bags”. The benefits of an eyelid lift can be seen almost immediately. Bruising and swelling are generally mild, but patients should give themselves from two to four weeks for healing.
Botox: Plan 3-4 Weeks Ahead
Botulinum Toxin Type A, the active ingredient in Botox or Dysport, temporarily weakens muscles, relaxing wrinkles. Botox targets dynamic facial lines, or those caused by repetitive expressions, including Crows’ Feet, forehead creases, and frown lines. As the muscles release, the face will look younger and more refreshed. The in-office treatment takes only a few minutes and requires no downtime. While the results from Botox are not immediate, they will last for up to three months. In about two weeks, early benefits of Botox can be seen. For the best results, schedule your Botox session three to four weeks before your holiday celebration.
Dermal Fillers: Plan A Few Days Ahead
The dermal filler family includes injectibles like Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Voluma. Created from collagen-renewing substances such as Hyaluronic Acid, fillers plump wrinkles, smooth acne scars, lift tissues, and restore volume under the eyes or across the cheeks. The results from fillers can be seen immediately after administration and will last from six to twelve months. Do not wait till the last minute to plan on a dermal filler session, however, since mild bruising and swelling may occur after treatment.
If you want to put your best face forward this holiday season, there is no time to waste. For more information on breast augmentation, liposuction, blepharoplasty, Botox, Dysport, or dermal fillers, call to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Kirit Bhatt today.