The holiday season is here, and this is a time when many individuals choose to get plastic surgery procedures done so that they can look better and have time off from work to recover from their procedure. The demand for procedures is so high during this season that plastic surgeons often struggle to keep up.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons encourages individuals considering plastic surgery to carefully evaluate why they want the procedure. If they want the procedure simply to impress co-workers or family members, those reasons should be re-evaluated before committing to surgery. Also, patients need to make sure that there are realistic about their outcomes and the amount of time that they will need for recovery. Patients should remember that they will need to rest after surgery, and should not expect to be up and around during this busy period. Some surgeries may only require a few days of rest, but it is always important to err on the side of caution when it comes to recuperating from surgery.
Individuals who just had surgery may need to refrain from carrying heavy shopping bags, decorating the house, or travelling. Some procedures like liposuction and breast augmentation will only take a few days to recover from. Others, like a tummy tuck, can take up to a month to recover from. If you want a beauty boost without having to wait out the recovery time, then you may want to explore options like Botox or dermal fillers. The newly FDA approved volumizing filler called Voluma, is a great option to give your face a lift with no downtime and that can last for 2 years. You can get more information by talking with Dr. Yuly Gorodisky, a Ventura plastic surgeon at the West Coast Plastic Surgery Center!