The sun is shining, the temperatures are rising, and birdsongs permeate the morning air. It’s summer again, and it’s time to head outside and enjoy the beautiful weather for another season, reveling in outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends. Of course, it also means shedding your bulky winter wardrobe and stepping into skimpier duds.
What you may find, when your body is exposed this way, is that some changes have occurred during the long winter months. Whether you’re struggling to squeeze into last year’s bikinis, tank tops, and shorts while you’ve developed some areas that aren’t as toned as you prefer, or you’re starting to notice sagging or skin laxity that’s more pronounced, you simply may not be happy with what you see in the mirror.
While there’s nothing we can do to stop the clock on aging, there are steps you can take to address problem areas, regain your youthful appearance, and restore your confidence. Summer is a time when many people unexpectedly discover flaws they didn’t notice during the colder months, so it’s a great time to start thinking about fall treatments that can help you to look your best in time for summer next year.
Pinpoint Areas of Dissatisfaction
The first step in plastic surgery planning is figuring out what you want to change. You might be interested in starting with something relatively minor to see how you tolerate the experience, or you may want to go all out and get everything done at once to minimize downtime and recovery.
The good news is, there are plenty of options to explore. If, for example, you’re unhappy about a bit of belly that you just can’t seem to get rid of, you may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck or simple liposuction procedure.
If aging and breastfeeding have caused some deflation and sagging, you might want to perk up your bosom and your self-esteem with a breast lift or augmentation. You could even go for the full mommy makeover if multiple problem areas are causing you to cover up and avoid activities you love.
What if you’re suffering worsening wrinkles on the face and neck, or you’re tired of people telling you how tired you look when you feel perfectly fine. While facial rejuvenation treatments and fillers may help to some degree, you’re going to see more impressive and lasting results when you choose an eye lift, neck lift, or facelift to restore a youthful visage that matches your vitality.
Do Your Homework
Once you have an idea of the areas you’d like to address, it’s time to do some research and learn more about potential treatment options. Making informed decisions about your health and wellness begins with learning all you can about cosmetic surgical procedures so that you have some idea of what to expect during and after surgery. This, in turn, can help you to determine the options that best meet your personal needs and preferences.
Your next step is to find a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to assess the areas that are causing you unhappiness and discuss what treatment options are best suited to deliver the results you crave. Be sure to schedule a consultation so that you have a chance to see the facilities, gauge your level of comfort and confidence with the surgeon and staff, and better understand the treatment options you’re considering.
Finally, it’s time to schedule your surgery. When you’ve done all your research and planning during the summer months, you can schedule a fall surgery that ensures you’re recovered in time for winter holidays, and that healing is well underway by the time next summer rolls around.shut
If you’re unhappy with certain areas of your body and you want to improve your appearance and confidence, contact Beverly Fischer, MD, and the talented team at the Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery today, online or at 410-308-4700, to schedule a consultation.