With a new year (and new resolutions) right around the corner, now is an ideal time to think about fresh starts, including cosmetic changes to help you look and feel your best. In fact, cold weather months are among the most popular time to have a cosmetic surgery procedure. One reason: We're more inclined to spend time indoors, making it easier to recuperate in the warm comforts of home. And here are five more benefits to getting your new look now.
5 reasons to have a cosmetic surgery procedure during winter months
- Gives you motivation to start the new year with new goals and a fresh start.
- You may have more time off from work around the holiday season versus other times of the year.
- Unlike skin-baring summer clothes, winter apparel makes it easier to hide post-surgery bandages and temporary swelling during recovery.
- It's easier to avoid exposure to direct sunlight during a winter-time recovery.
- You'll be ready to show off your new look by spring/summer!
Top anti-aging and body contouring cosmetic surgery procedures
Treatments to remove fat and signs of aging currently top the list of cosmetic surgery procedures, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.1 In addition, an increase in the number of people undergoing weight loss surgery may be behind the rise in procedures to lift and tighten parts of the body after a significant weight loss.2 Below are some popular cosmetic surgery options that can enhance your appearance — and boost your confidence.
Anti-aging surgical procedures
Sun damage, age and heredity can all contribute to thinning skin, fine lines and even a loose "turkey neck." These cosmetic procedures can improve the appearance of your skin while combatting visible signs of aging:
- Face lifts
- Eyelid surgeries
- Eyebrow lift
- Neck lift
Body contouring and fat removing surgical procedures
Often, diet and exercise aren't enough to remove stubborn pockets of fat, even after a major weight loss. Surgical body contouring and fat removal procedures like these can lead to a more well-proportioned appearance:
- Tummy tuck
- Upper arm and thigh lifts
- Breast surgery
- Laser resurfacing
- Body sculpting
Choosing to undergo a cosmetic surgery procedure is a big decision. Fortunately, you have more options than ever before to look and feel your best. If you've been thinking about a particular cosmetic procedure, be sure to discuss your goals and options with a board-certified cosmetic surgery provider who can answer your questions. You can also use your CareCredit credit card to finance the cosmetic surgery procedures you've been dreaming of.* Use our Provider Locator to find a nearby provider who accepts your CareCredit card.
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1 "Plastic Surgery Statistics Report 2016," American Society of Plastic Surgeons, https://www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2016/plastic-surgery-statistics-full-report-2016.pdf, accessed Oct. 2, 2017
2 "Massive Weight Loss Fuels Surge in Plastic Surgery," American Society of Plastic Surgeons, posted June 1, 2015 https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/press-releases/massive-weight-loss-fuels-surge-in-plastic-surgery, accessed Oct. 2, 2017
"Three Reasons Why Fall and Winter Are the Best Times for Plastic Surgery," The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, https://www.surgery.org/consumers/plastic-surgery-news-briefs/reasons-fall-winter-times-plastic-surgery-1045862 accessed Sept. 26, 2017
"Liposuction or CoolSculpting: Which is better for your goals?" by Sashin Shridharani, M.D., and Grace M. Silk, B.A., American Society of Plastic Surgeons , Sept. 12, 2017, https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/liposuction-or-coolsculpting-which-is-better-for-your-goals, accessed Sept.14, 2017
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