New Year’s resolutions can be a great way to dive in and tackle a self-improvement project that has been put off for way too long. However, achieving resolutions can often be difficult without a little help. In this blog post, San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Carlos Chacon discusses the top plastic surgery procedures inspired by New Year’s resolutions.
Chances are good that you are one of the millions of Americans who resolve to exercise more in the coming year. Even if you start the year strong and keep up a regular routine for months, you may find that exercise isn’t the only thing needed to achieve your body goals. Here is why many people turn to liposuction when time spent at the gym just isn’t enough:
- Some areas of the body contain stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
- Liposuction can fine-tune your contours in ways that diet and exercise cannot.
- The visible results of liposuction can motivate you to stick to a regular exercise routine in order to maintain your new, great shape.
Botox procedures often go hand in hand with New Year’s resolutions to get out and socialize more, or even to apply for a new job or position. How we see ourselves makes a big impact on how others see us, and if you carry yourself with confidence, you are perhaps more likely to get that new promotion or be singled out from a large hiring pool. Botox and other skin treatments, such as chemical peels, are common procedures for people looking for that extra boost of confidence to help motivate them to stick to their resolution.
The beginning of a new year not only motivates people to make significant life changes, but can also be an excellent time to heal from surgical procedures. The stress and chaos of the holiday season is over, without the pressure to travel and attend social events. The relative calm of the first several weeks of the year provides a great opportunity for the downtime and rest required to let your body properly heal. The cooler weather also lets you wear loose or layered clothing, which can be a great way to hide the swelling or scarring that immediately follow a surgery. Most surgical procedures take approximately six weeks to fully recover from. This means that by having surgery at the beginning of the year, you can be fully healed once bathing suit season begins.
Talk to a plastic surgeon to see if a cosmetic procedure might help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Carlos Chacon, call (858) 633-7546.