For many, the holiday season means a chance to reunite with family and friends, reflect on what you’ve done this year and what you will do differently next year, and to set new goals for yourself. For some, those new goals include turning to a plastic surgeon to help them achieve their aesthetic dreams.
Needing some more room in those jeans you plan to wear for the big feast on Thanksgiving Day? You might want to consider a few surgical options this year that will surely get the “Wows!”
Many patients often ask if it is feasible to have their surgery over their vacation or holiday and be ready in time to see family and friends or return to work without a hitch. The answer is most definitely, yes.
VARIOUS LEVELS OF ABDOMINAL SURGERY
If you have a significant amount of sagging or loose skin that you may have acquired through major weight loss, a belt lipectomy or lower body lift is typically the suggested procedure for this type of situation. It is also the most invasive and serious of the abdominal procedures, requiring a longer recovery period, so this may not be the best option for a holiday or vacation surgery.
This is a rapidly rising surgery among patients that are looking to rid themselves of the abdominal bulge that just won’t seem to go away. Some patients can even get away with a modified tummy tuck – or the mini tummy tuck. Regardless, the tummy tuck helps create a tighter, flatter stomach by removing excess skin and tissue. But maybe you don’t have enough excess skin and tissue to remove to warrant a tummy tuck.
Typically used in conjunction with a tummy tuck, liposuction can also be used as an alternative to a tummy tuck. Liposuction involves the removal of excess fat tissue and should only be considered if you are in good health and at a reasonable weight. This procedure can help define your body contours.
If you want a flatter tummy in time for Thanksgiving, now is the time to start considering your options. Contact a board-certified plastic surgeon today!