Is getting plastic surgery a good New Year Resolution?

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I get variations of this question every year, and I always answer it the same way.  Plastic surgery, like any surgery, should be well-researched and well-considered before decisions are made.  There are two key aspects that you need to consider:

  1. Decide what is right for yourself, right now.  Do not make decision to have or not have plastic surgery based on the calendar or pleasing anyone else. The New Year might be a great time for the New You. But decide what you want for your body and your personal well-being.  
  2. Consult with a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon. The internet and friends may have information, but you need to base your decision on specific details that pertain precisely to you – your body, health, desired results, etc.  And don’t ‘cut corners’ by getting advice from other than a board-certified plastic surgeon. Only they have the education, training and experience to provide insight critical to your decision.

As for cosmetic surgery’s popularity, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more cosmetic procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2019 than ever before. These are the Top 6 with over 100,000 procedures performed: Breast Augmentation (about 300,000 women annually); Liposuction (not including various non-surgical variations); Blepharoplasty (eyelid reshaping); Rhinoplasty (Nose reshaping); Rhytidectomy (facelift) and Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck).

I invite you to call and schedule a consultation. Despite the pandemic, I was close to my record-setting 2019 year in the number of procedures performed.  This experience allows me to more effectively help you and all my future patients.

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