The 5 Top Reasons to have Cosmetic Surgery in November or December
You can be Under Cover! The cooler winter weather in November and December provide the perfect “cover” to your cosmetic surgery. The sweaters and clothing layers we wear often hide swelling or new additions to our body that we aren’t quite ready to reveal yet. Take the opportunity to use the cooler weather and extra clothing to keep your surgery “under cover” until the warmer weather comes around and you are ready to reveal your new look.
Reinforcements! Friends and family are often visiting around the holidays and that means you will have HELP!! These are potential “nurses” for you while you are recovering and extra help with the kids to distract them or take over some mom-duties. Moms can’t do everything while they’re healing and having some extra hands can make a big difference in the first week or two after surgery.
Weddings! Wedding season is around the corner. If your wedding date is in the spring, consider getting your surgery in November and December. You want to make sure you have plenty of time to heal before you have that final dress fitting. Whether liposuction has helped slim your figure or your cleavage has increased from a breast augmentation, you will want the dress to fit perfectly on your big day.
Two Weeks Off! Teachers, moms and college students have a winter break around the holidays. Having two weeks off can be the ideal amount of time to recuperate after a surgery. Take advantage of this time off to have the surgery you’ve been thinking about.
Pool season starts EARLY in Vegas! That’s right. We are in the pools in March. Don’t wait too close to that time or you will miss out on those pool openings. Schedule your breast augmentation or body contouring surgery in November or December to make sure you are pool ready when the time comes.
Women who have children know first hand the effects pregnancy can have on woman’s body. Pregnancy can cause loose skin and stretch marks commonly in the tummy and breast areas. It will be hard to restore your pre-pregnancy curves with excess skin no matter how many hours you spend at the gym, or the crazy diet fad you choose to try this month. Post pregnancy changes can do a number on a woman’s confidence immediately after pregnancy and it can last even after the kids are all grown up. Moms don’t have to sacrifice the way they look anymore! Try the mommy makeover!
Dr. Alexander will help customize a mommy makeover surgery plan that is perfect you. A mommy makeover may include a combination of any of the following: abdominoplasty, liposuction, breast augmentation, or breast lift. The abdominoplasty helps remove excess skin from the lower abdomen and bringing the skin that once was above the belly button down. This is great news if you are a woman who has stretch marks on just the lower tummy because they will be removed! It also helps repair the underlying muscles and tightens the skin. A breast lift can help bring the nipple back to a higher position on the chest while removing some excess skin. In addition to the breast lift, some women also select breast implants to help restore the upper pole fullness and volume of their breasts. Dr. Alexander will explain your options at your consultation appointment.
Don’t let the extra skin or stretch marks get to you! Do something about it so you can swim in the pool, roll around, and enjoy your little ones. Or be brave and show off some skin or your nice-looking midriff on a hot date. Your kids are beautiful because of you and they would want you to feel beautiful too!
Isn’t liposuction taking the easy way out? Should I just diet and exercise more? Many of our patients come to us asking these questions. Even though they are conscious of their diet and maintain a healthy lifestyle, they still feel like they are “cheating” when considering liposuction. Dr. Alexander feels that if diet and exercise alone can help achieve the results you are looking for then by all means continue doing these things. If, however, you have areas of your body that are diet and exercise resistant, then looking into liposuction is a valid choice.
We’ve had patients who were diligent in watching what they eat and getting plenty of exercise but still could not sculpt certain areas of their bodies. One patient was a spin instructor. She taught classes 5-6 days a week, had an excellent diet and had maintained a stable weight for years. She exercised for a living! Even with all of these great lifestyle choices, she wasn’t happy with the extra stubborn fatty tissue around her waist and on her hips and thighs. She was a great candidate for liposuction to help sculpt those problem areas which can often be due to genetics. Her expectations were realistic and we were not performing the surgery for weight loss, just to help contour. She did great and finally felt that now her body was reflecting all the hard work she was putting into it.
If this sounds like you, get more information on body contouring procedures and do your homework! The best doctor to perform liposuction is a board certified plastic surgeon. Body contouring surgery is not taking the easy way out, it’s one more step to achieving the body you work so hard for.
Do you remember the 1993 movie with Bill Murray? If you do, then you know that he every morning he wakes up and the same thing happens over and over again. He’s desperate for his day to turn out differently but instead he does and says the same thing every day.
So be honest, how many Groundhogs Days do you have in front of the mirror? You know what I mean, frowning at the same thigh bulges or face wrinkles or whatever it is that you’ve decided is unattractive. We do this day after day after day. It can even alter our mood, what we wear and how we present ourselves to the world.
There are really only two options to stopping your own Groundhogs Day: First, you can just stop the self-criticizing. So what if you have (fill in the blank). We all have something. Accept it and move on. I know this is easier said than done but really, why make ourselves crazy?
Second, you can do something about it. Maybe this is something you can achieve through diet and/or exercise. If so, do it! Do it now! Why wait? Don’t be in this same place six months or a year from now.
If diet and/or exercise can’t fix what’s bothering you, then start researching cosmetic surgery. It is amazing how many times a patient comes in, finds out they are a great candidate for their chosen procedure, has it done and NEVER thinks about it again (except for how happy they are that they FINALLY did it). We hear from husbands after their wives have surgery and they gush “she never keeps me waiting to get ready anymore, she’s so happy with how she looks”. Patients will tell us after nasal reshaping “I don’t avoid mirrors or having my picture taken anymore. It never crosses my mind to hide my profile”.
If you are okay with that nagging, destructive and annoying self-criticizing exercise in front of the mirror every morning, then by all means keep living your own personal Groundhogs Day. But if you’re ready for your life to resemble a different movie outcome, we’re here to help.
A top Plastic Surgeon, Dr. George Alexander, serving more happy patients in Las Vegas, the United States and Internationally.
"Dr. Alexander and his staff are all accommodating and friendly. Dr. Alexander takes time to really address your concerns and questions. He is an awesome doctor. We highly recommend him to anyone in need of cosmetic surgery.”