Using Plastic Surgery for Your New Years Resolution
Have You Made Your New Year’s Resolution?
We all make them, and we all break them: the New Year’s Resolution. It’s a noble pursuit, because any New Year’s Resolution is really a statement of hope: Next year at this time, I hope to be more fit, or next year at this time I hope to be more slender, or next year at this time I hope to be more well read. It gives us something to aim for and something to strive for. Those are all good elements to have in your life, especially during the long winter months. The problem with New Year’s Resolutions come in when we don’t meet them.
That can lead us to feel as though we’ve somehow failed. Hope is replaced by despair. It’s important to keep in mind that, especially when it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, it’s more about the struggle—the impulse to improve ourselves—than it is about the results. Of course, that doesn’t take away from the fact that it really would be nice to be a few pounds lighter. So we’re here to offer some plastic surgery solutions to meeting those New Year’s Resolutions. These procedures will help you meet some of the most common New Year’s Resolutions.
The Resolution to Lose a Few Pounds
By far the most common New Year’s Resolution is that to lose weight: sometimes it’s ten pounds, sometimes it’s fifteen, sometimes it’s twenty. Whatever the amount, it can be difficult to achieve any sort of weight loss via diet and exercise. Indeed, most nutritionists will probably mention that losing weight takes a dedicated lifestyle change, not necessarily a short-term diet. That most of these resolutions do not go on to generate the desired results is, perhaps, not surprising. However, that does not mean you cannot get the results you want.
Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure designed to eliminate unwanted areas of fat. These areas of fat are sometimes immune to diet and exercise. And, to be clear, modern liposuction is generally not regarded as a massive weight loss solution (that is usually handled much better by bariatric surgery). Liposuction is used these days to target those areas of fat we can’t otherwise get rid of. That’s what makes it a perfect solution to the New Year’s Resolution. We suspect that when most people say they want to lose ten pounds, they have a specific part of the body in mind—a specific area.
Liposuction is designed specifically to help with those areas. As a result of this procedure, patients feel more fit, more vibrant, and more comfortable. In general, liposuction can be performed on the following areas:
In other words, liposuction is an incredibly versatile and effective way to shave off that unwanted area of fat. It doesn’t mean you can stop going to the gym (you still have to stay healthy!) but it does mean there’s help in meeting that New Year’s Resolution.
The Resolution to Be Healthier
The other side of the coin is the desire to live a healthier life. People might resolve to eat more vegetables or eat less meat or some combination of the two. And while part of the motivation for this is undoubtedly the way your body feels when you’re eating healthy, the other part of the motivation might have something to do with the way you look. The fact of the matter is that eating better or getting the gym more often isn’t necessarily, on its own, going to make you look more youthful or more radiant. In fact, when you’re first starting out, and waking up at 4 a.m. to get the gym before work, the opposite might occur: you might be saddled with dark circles under your eyes and look generally harried.
Non Surgical Rejuvenation
There are a few non-surgical options designed to make your skin look more youthful and radiant. Chief among those options are a group of treatments known as injectables. Some of these injectables, such as the ever-popular Botox, are designed to mitigate wrinkles caused by muscle contractions. Others, such as dermal filler options, are designed to fill volume in the face. For mitigation of dark circles under the eyes or to improve the overall radiance and fullness of the face, many patients turn towards these dermal fillers, such as Radiesse and Juvederm.
There are two popular means of rejuvenating the face surgically. To address the overall face in its entirety, many people will select to have a facelift performed. A facelift is designed to eliminate excess tissue while mitigating wrinkles and folds in the skin. The end result is a face that looks far more youthful. However, if your main problem area is around the eye, then you may want to opt instead for a procedure known as blepharoplasty, or an eyelid lift.
A blepharoplasty eliminates unwanted tissue from around the eyes, where it can naturally tend to accumulate. The increase in tissue and subsequent lines and folds can make the eyes look tired and even sad, sometimes going as far as obstructing vision. Eyelid lift procedures end up making the eyes look alert and youthful. In combination with, for example, a healthy diet, it’s a great way to take a few years off your face and meet that New Year’s Resolution.
Resolutions Have Their Place, and So Does Surgery
At the end of the day, these procedures are not meant to be a “cheat” around your New Year’s Resolution. It’s not about cheating your way to your resolution with plastic surgery. Rather, it’s in admitting that the results are sometimes their own reward. And getting those results can help make you feel great. This doesn’t mean, necessarily, that you should skip the gym or eat nothing but meat. It just means that you deserve to be happy, and using plastic surgery for your New Years Resolution is one great way to do just that.
If you’re interested in a plastic surgery procedure, contact Dr. Bosbous today to schedule a confidential consultation and get started on your transformation right away!