Planning Cosmetic Surgery in Time for the Holidays

Holiday Plastic SurgeryHoliday gatherings, office parties and catching up with old friends are all a part of what makes the holidays so much fun. But if you’re not feeling good about how you look, these activities can also be a part of what makes the season stressful. You may be thinking, “I don’t feel older, why do I look it?” Or maybe you’re simply dreading all of the photo opportunities with friends and family.

Whatever your specific situation, if you feel your outward appearance doesn’t reflect how great you feel on the inside, maybe it’s time to consider a cosmetic procedure.

Will I Be Fully Recovered Before the Festivities Begin?

If you’re thinking about having a cosmetic procedure, talk to a cosmetic surgeon to discuss your options. Be sure you’re clear about the results you want and the timeframe you’re working within. Ask specifically about when any bruising or swelling will be gone and how long it will take to see the full results of the procedure.

Here are some ideas of what’s possible depending on your timing:

Two Months Before

If you have at least eight weeks before your event, there’s plenty of time for a lower-face and neck lift. So, if you’ve been looking in the mirror and tugging at jowls, excess neck skin or pooching around your eyes, stop wondering what you could look like and take the first step by scheduling a consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon.

Three to Four Weeks Before

If you have three to four weeks before your big event, you can give your eyes a major boost. Get rid of bags around your eyes or heaviness around the upper and lower lids. Cosmetic eyelid procedures make a big difference in your appearance, and you get results fast. Sometimes, they can even be done in the surgeon’s office using local anesthetic.

Two Weeks Before

Only two weeks until your family holiday photo? There’s still plenty you can do to look your best. Injectables and dermal fillers offer a big bang for your buck. Injectables, like Botox©, are great for smoothing forehead creases, crow’s feet and frown lines and they can help lift your brows. Fillers smooth out wrinkles and facial creases and work to restore volume under your eyes, across your cheeks or along your jawline.

One Week Before

So, it snuck up on you and your office holiday party is only one week away? Still no need panic. Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures like facial peels and microdermabrasion will have you looking radiant.   

Emory Aesthetic Center

Spending time with family and friends should be rejuvenating—let us help. Emory Aesthetic Center is experienced in the full-range of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. We even offer skin treatments at our luxurious spa. Schedule your complimentary consultation today and then sit back while we find ways to connect your inner beauty with your outer glow.

About Anita Sethna, MD

Anita Sethna, MD, is double board-certified in Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery since 2010. She is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine where she has taught since 2011.

Dr. Sethna is the recipient of the AOA Research Award. She is an accomplished expert in her primary areas of interest, rhinoplasty, and injectables. She has published book chapters on the topics of rhinology and rhytidectomy and reviewed manuscripts for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal and the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.

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