New year, new you. Just what are going to change about yourself in 2018? New habits? New environment? What about a new look? If you’re one of the many people choosing to undergo plastic surgery in 2018, then you’re in luck: the new year is a great time to undergo a procedure. You’re already in a transformative mindset, the colder climate is perfect for someone recovering from surgery, and your results will have appeared by the time spring and summer have rolled around. If you’re still mulling over which procedure to get, here’s a sampling of some of the treatments our patients have flocked to over the years.
Breast augmentation—it’s the most popular cosmetic procedure of all time. And there are many reasons why: Breast augmentation is highly customizable, looks even more natural than ever thanks to recent advancements in implant technology, and a great way for women to feel feminine and rejuvenated. Today, women can choose from hundreds of different implants, between different fillings (saline and silicone), different placement sites for implants, and so much more. Women love that degree of personalization because in the end, augmentation means different things for different women.
BOTOX® is the gold standard of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments; it’s simple, safe, convenient, and most importantly, a powerful treatment against wrinkles. And not just any wrinkles, either; BOTOX® treats expression lines, those pesky little wrinkles like crow’s feet and frown lines. Crow’s feet and frown lines are hard to treat because they’re on areas of the face where injectors need to tread carefully, but they’re also tricky because they’re caused by certain facial muscles. What BOTOX® does is relax those muscles, thus softening the look of the wrinkles they caused. But don’t worry about looking frozen—with the right injector, your BOTOX® results will look natural, and you’ll be able to emote as well as you always did.
Dermal fillers are so popular that they may be on track to dethrone BOTOX® as the top nonsurgical treatment in the world. If you’ve never heard of dermal fillers, they’re essentially gel-like liquids that are injected under the skin to volumize the skin. They can be used nearly everywhere: flat lips, sunken cheeks, deep creases and wrinkles, and so much more. A well-equipped practice like the Maryland Institute of Plastic Surgery will have a large collection of different dermal fillers to choose from, so don’t worry about being be able to find the right dermal filler treatment for you.
Like most people, you probably know every spot in your body that’s you’d like to trim down. And while spot-trimming is virtually impossible with diet and exercise, a procedure like liposuction can target certain problem areas to sculpt your body with incredible precision. It works by gently removing layers of fat from your body to reveal the toned figure hiding underneath. Liposuction can work on almost a dozen different areas: the abdomen, the thighs, the back (bra rolls), the hips, the calves, the chin, the neck, the upper arms, and so much more.
A liposuction can do wonders for getting rid of a beer-belly or a paunch, but what if you have excess skin on the belly and had lost substantial muscle tone? In that case, a tummy tuck may be right up your alley. A tummy tuck will remove that excess skin, trim fat from the abdomen, and actually tighten loosened abdominal muscles to give you a more athletic abdomen. You’d also be able to enjoy a narrower waist.
The new year is a chance to make things right; if you’ve ever wanted a more proportional, balanced nose, then a rhinoplasty can help you. A rhinoplasty will reshape the structure of your nose so that it’s more fitting to your nose, cheeks—your entire face, really. Best of all, rhinoplasty results are permanent, so you can enjoy your new look for years to come.
Can’t wait until the new year? We can’t, either. If you want to know more about your plastic surgery options for the new year, contact the Maryland Institute of Plastic Surgery now for a consultation.