As the holiday season starts to swing into full gear, men and women all over are starting to think about what gifts to get the people in their lives. While many stay within “traditional” holiday shopping guidelines, several news media sources, as well as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, have noted that an increasing number of people have begun to gift others and themselves with plastic surgery procedures during this time of year. The numerous holiday parties and family gatherings over the season often motivate people to look their best and, over the past several years, giving plastic surgery procedures as gifts to friends and family has become an increasingly popular trend.
As cosmetic plastic surgery becomes more popular, and attitudes towards it have become more open and accepting, many are simply making it known that they want a procedure that they might not be able to afford on their own. Procedures like rhinoplasty, which can correct long-term functional issues in addition to improving aesthetic appearance, are usually something that a person may consider for months or even years. For a patient who has struggled with the breathing difficulties that can result from a deviated septum, receiving an opportunity to undergo rhinoplasty can be a dream come true. However, it is important to remember that the choice to have a plastic surgery procedure is a very personal one and a patient’s choice of surgeon should only be made after careful research and in-person consultations.
Additionally, the winter months are often an ideal time to undergo plastic surgery procedures. During this time of year it is often easier to take time off from work, giving you the opportunity to relax and fully recover from your surgery without undue stress. The weather even works in your favor, as cold air can lead to less bleeding and swelling and the diminishing daylight makes people more inclined to stay home and get the sleep that is so conducive to optimal recovery. However, since many holiday activities can be physically-demanding, maintain realistic expectations when planning any holiday procedures. Carrying heavy shopping bags, decorating the house, or even traveling may seem like low-impact routines, but can be significantly more challenging after major surgery. Those who are seeking quick results without post-surgery recovery time are often best served by injectable facial rejuvenation procedures like Botox® or dermal fillers. These non-invasive procedures can provide beautiful, temporary results in a single office visit, which may make them a better choice for those with packed calendars. Similarly, dermal fillers like Juvéderm® help restore facial volume, adding extra plumpness to the lips or enhancing facial contours, while Botox® can help smooth the appearance of wrinkles, crow’s feet and those pesky frown lines.
Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. is the most experienced plastic surgery center in Atlanta, and has been recognized throughout the medical community as the Southeast’s premier cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery center for almost fifty years. All of our doctors are board certified plastic surgeons with years of experience and superlative patient reviews. If you have additional questions about payment options at Atlantic Plastic Surgery or about any of the plastic surgery procedures our providers perform, contact us at one of our Atlanta, Alpharetta, Cumming, or Newnan offices. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest news and updates.