January 1st welcomes a new year and yet another chance to live a healthier and happier life. For many people, New Year’s resolutions are announcements of hope. Some want to exercise more and eat better diets; others vow to quit smoking or stop other bad habits. Perhaps two of the most popular resolutions across both genders are to lose weight and regain youthful vitality – and many are turning to plastic surgery to aid in this self-improvement.
The start of a new year is a time for putting your best foot forward and giving special priority to your personal wellbeing and self-esteem. Since the goal of most resolutions is to live a higher quality life, improving one’s self-confidence is a crucial part of the equation. Cosmetic treatments may seem like a “quick fix” solution to a few extra pounds or bothersome wrinkles, but research suggests that patients who undergo plastic surgery report more satisfaction, enjoyment of life and higher self-esteem.
Achieving self-improvement with cosmetic surgery
The positive psychological effects of plastic surgery have a long-lasting impact on patients, according to a 2013 study published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science. Scientists at the University of Basel looked at 550 people who went under the knife and found patients not only achieved their aesthetic goals, but felt less anxious, more attractive, healthier and more confident.
As we all know, a clean diet and regular exercise can only go so far when it comes to love handles and bulging midsections. Shedding extra pounds in trouble spots like the hips, belly and flanks is nearly impossible in some people who are genetically predisposed to store subcutaneous fat in those areas. Procedures like tummy tucks and liposuction are not seen as weight loss solutions, but rather a jumpstart to a more contoured, slender figure. In other words, body sculpting procedures pick up where exercise and diet fall short.
The winter months of January and February are ideal times for other plastic surgery procedures including breast augmentation, as it gives patients plenty of time to recover before spring and the onset of bathing suit season. A breast enhancement with saline, silicone or gummy bear implants promises a more feminine profile, while facial rejuvenation treatments such as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) or a brow lift can take years off your appearance, delivering an alert and youthful look.
For radiant smooth skin, non-surgical injectables give virtually instant results. Botox prevents muscle contractions in the forehead and around the eyes, stopping wrinkles in their tracks. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Radiesse add volume lost over time and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
You deserve to be happy
In the end, everyone deserves health and happiness, and if cosmetic enhancement can help attain this goal, plastic surgery is one way to do just that. Preminger of New York City is a boutique practice that offers a full complement of cosmetic and surgical services, from anti-aging skin care to procedures tailored for just for men.
If you’re interested in achieving your New Year’s resolution with the help of a compassionate and highly skilled Manhattan plastic surgeon, contact Dr. Preminger to schedule a private consultation today! You may request an appointment using our contact form, or by calling 212-706-1900.