January 2018

Not Your Mother’s New Year’s Resolution

Author: Audrey A. Klenke, MD, FACS,

It’s that time of year when we’re bombarded with talk of New Year’s resolutions. Before we go any further, I want you to know that this is not that kind of article. So often “resolutions” are unrealistic. Change can be good, no doubt, but instead of creating a daunting list of 2018 “to-dos,” let’s look at some tried-and-true aesthetic procedures sure to have you feeling good about yourself for many years to come!

Many women are frustrated by the size, shape or position of their breasts. Breast augmentation is a safe, same-day procedure that can give you the bustline you’ve always dreamed of. Today’s technology offers more choices than ever before when it comes to the look, feel and composition of breast implants. Advancements in both silicone and saline implants have resulted in the strongest yet softest options ever available. Rounded implants can provide that va-va-voom many women admire, while teardrop-shaped implants deliver volume with a more natural look. This variety allows plastic surgeons to better fit each individual patient. Breast augmentation is far from one-size-fits-all, and that is good news for today’s woman! With so many options, it is important to have an in-depth discussion with your surgeon to determine which implant will achieve the look and feel you envision.

The mid-section can also be a challenge for women as well as men. As with breast augmentation, there are several different kinds of tummy tucks. Many patients are finding fulfillment with the “mini” tummy tuck, which is great for those who have a little loose skin below the belly button. Others are improving their profile and even strengthening their core with a traditional tummy tuck. Your surgeon can walk you through the options and determine which procedure is best for you. Patients often decide to add liposuction to the mix for the most streamlined results imaginable.

For those who may not need surgery but want to achieve a more contoured physique, there is UltraShape POWER, a state-of-the-art fat destruction procedure that uses focused ultrasound energy to target fat cells and eliminate them naturally. It’s the first and only FDA approved non-surgical procedure of its kind that can help you drop a dress size or even more! UltraShape POWER is a great option for patients who are bothered by fatty areas that, despite their best efforts, are resistant to diet and exercise. Three pain-free treatments are performed two weeks apart with no recovery time. That’s amazing news for people on the go! You can get back to your day immediately after treatment with absolutely no side effects.

No matter her size, a woman’s curves can be both admirable and empowering, and the modern woman is not afraid to embrace this truth. If you’ve been putting off making yourself a priority for far too long, maybe this year it’s time to ditch the New Year’s resolutions and opt for real, long-lasting results. How refreshing!

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