The holiday season has a way of increasing people’s interest in cosmetic procedures. This doesn’t only include the various nonsurgical beauty-boosting treatments one can get on their lunch hour but also the plastic surgery procedures people have been on the fence about all year. Winter is a great time to undergo cosmetic procedures that may incur a minor recovery period. This is because we spend more time indoors and out of the proverbial limelight once the holiday parties are behind us. Here, we discuss some of the most popular procedures and treatments patients seek over the winter season.
It May Come as No Surprise
Plastic surgery trends change minimally during the winter season. The procedures that are popular at this time of year are popular year-round. These include breast augmentation, facelift surgery, and liposuction.
Breast augmentation surgery adds volume and shape to the breasts via carefully-selected breast implants. There is a wide variety of breast implant devices available today, all approved by the FDA after thorough clinical research. The ultimate outcome from breast augmentation is not influenced only by the type of implant a patient chooses (saline or silicone), but also the profile and shape of the implant. Our specialists have been helping patients get their ideal results from breast augmentation for many years.
Facelift surgery remains incredibly popular even in light of a plethora of nonsurgical skin-tightening treatments. This is because a facelift can permanently reposition tissues on the lower face to lie more firmly against the cheekbones. A facelift can eliminate jowls and sagging tissue below the chin. This procedure can also restore a bit of contouring to the cheeks while reducing or eliminating deep creases between the nose and mouth. Recovery from a facelift takes about 10 to 14 days, a great time to take a short vacay from normal life, away from the eyes of coworkers and friends.
Liposuction is the ultimate in fat-reduction. Though there are limitations (liposuction is not a weight-loss tool), this surgical procedure can remove a sufficient amount of fat cells to make an area of the body look noticeably smoother and slimmer. Liposuction does result in a bit of swelling and bruising, but these generally fade within about two weeks. The best part about having liposuction in the wintertime is that the upcoming summer is that much more pleasant.
Popular Nonsurgical Treatments for Wintertime
For a quick reboot before or at the beginning of a new year, we see many patients for treatments such as:
- Wrinkle reduction. Botox is the most well-known of all available wrinkle reducers and we are happy to offer this product.
- Dermal fillers are also used for wrinkle reduction but are not limited to that. We also use fillers to restore contours to the cheeks, to enhance the lips, and to smooth lines under the eyes or around the nose and mouth.
- Ultherapy. With an ultra-short downtime associated with it, Ultherapy is one of the leading nonsurgical skin-tightening treatments around. Just one session is needed to stimulate profound tissue remodeling for tighter, younger-looking skin.
- Laser skin resurfacing. Laser treatments are ideal for winter, when we’re much more likely to stay out of the sunshine. This treatment prompts cellular exfoliation and renewal for softer, smoother skin.
Schedule Your Consultation in our Chicago office
Whether you are ready for a big change through surgery or you want a quick boost with nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, we can help. Call today to schedule your consultation at Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery.