Plastic surgery can make you feel beautiful and motivate you to go after what you want in life, including after a challenging event like a divorce. It can positively affect the transition to single life. When you are thinking of getting plastic surgery to improve your well-being, you want to make sure you are doing this for yourself, from a place of love. Addressing any emotional distress before consulting a plastic surgeon can make a significant difference in how satisfied you are with your results afterward.
A positive self-image can make you more comfortable in professional and personal interactions. If you are ready to become look and feel your best self with plastic surgery, here are four effective options!
#1 Face Lift
A face lift helps reduce aging signs including wrinkles and sagging skin. This can offer you a more youthful appearance. During the procedure, your doctor lifts the tissues in your face to provide more definition. They also tighten the muscles and skin in your face and neck areas to create refreshed features. You will be under general anesthesia during a face lift, and your plastic surgeon typically creates incisions behind your hairline or ears. This helps keep your scars discreet after your recovery.
After a face lift, you can expect bruising and swelling for up to three weeks, although you should start feeling well within a few days. Your surgeon removes the bandages within the first post-op week and will continue to monitor your healing during additional follow-up appointments.
Your doctor will want to see you several times during the two to three-week period to check on any bruising or swelling and to remove your stitches.
Do you find that you look fatigued even when feeling otherwise energized? An eyelid lift or blepharoplasty can refresh your eye area and get rid of eyelid bags. Your surgeon can add an upper, lower, or both eyelids lift when they perform your face lift for an even more rejuvenated appearance!
#2 Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is a very popular plastic surgery, including after a divorce. If you are planning to get back into the dating scene, feeling confident about your chest can help with the process. You may seek this type of procedure for a variety of reasons, whether you are looking for a more symmetrical look or go up one or more cup sizes.
During the surgery, your doctor will place implants made of either silicone or saline, behind each breast, underneath tissue and muscle. You can expect the procedure to take up to a couple of hours and you will be under general anesthesia during it. Your surgeon makes incisions in discreet locations like the underside of your breast or the edge of the areola, to limit your scar visibility after recovery.
After a breast augmentation, you typically avoid moderate to strenuous physical activity, and heavy lifting for up to six weeks.
#3 Tummy Tucks
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, targets stubborn fat and excess skin in your midsection. This is an effective solution if you have lost excessive pounds and have stabilized at a healthy weight but are struggling with hanging skin or lingering pockets of fats. This can make a positive difference in your silhouette and self-image, especially after all your efforts to take care of yourself.
You may benefit from a tummy tuck because of:
- Weight changes
- Prior surgeries
During a tummy tuck, your plastic surgeon removes the fat unresponsive to diet or exercise before trimming the excess skin and tightening your abdominal wall and muscles for a more defined body. If you are considering one or more future pregnancies, you may want to postpone this surgery until you have had your desired number of children.
After a tummy tuck, you must be careful during two weeks with your posture and daily activities, although walking and being moderately active is important for your recovery and prevent post-op complications. Your doctor generally recommends that you avoid heavy lifting for six weeks.
Have you been eating a balanced diet and routinely exercising to support your well-being and your silhouette? Are you frustrated with some areas that you can’t seem to trim as you’d like? Liposuction can help get rid of these pockets of fat! Choosing this procedure can complete the results you have been working towards for lasting results if you maintain your healthy weight.
Liposuction can target stubborn fat in the following body areas:
- Lower midsection
- Upper outer thighs
- Upper arms
One of the benefits of liposuction is that your surgeon can combine it with other procedures according to your needs and goals. If you are looking for body contouring solutions, liposuction is a convenient one that can take place either at your plastic surgeon’s office or at an outpatient surgery center. You usually recover within a few days, but you may need to avoid excessive physical activity for several weeks.
Call West Coast Plastic Surgery Center today at (805) 978-8545 or use our online form to schedule an appointment!