For most people, the arrival of a new year brings feelings of optimism and excitement. There’s a sense of possibility in the air, and, with the aid of resolutions, lots of people commit to making this year their best ever. As a result, many businesses in the self-improvement field see heightened activity around this time of year, and my Boston plastic surgery practice is no different.
Time magazine recently published an article on the trend. Apparently, the idea of starting fresh at the new year is a great motivator for people to join a gym, finally tackle that book they’ve been vowing to read — and undergo that cosmetic procedure they’ve been considering.
During a consultation, I try to gain a solid understanding of a patient’s motivations for pursuing cosmetic enhancement, even if the procedure is minor. I remind my patients that plastic surgery isn’t a “quick fix” for other problems in their lives, and it shouldn’t be used for instant gratification. I strive to ensure that each of my patients is well informed about all elements of his or her surgery, including the recovery process, potential risks, and long-term maintenance.
There’s no doubt that plastic surgery is a wonderful way to improve your confidence and self-image at any time of year. I’ve seen my work change hundreds of lives for the better, whether it’s through breast augmentation, facelift surgery, or even injectable dermal fillers. If you’ve resolved to improve your life this year, reach out to a board-certified plastic surgeon to take the first step.