Get Ready for Summer!

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The heart of summer is fast approaching, and you might be wondering what you can do to be ready for it. After all, summer is that time of year when you want to look your best. It’s the time of beaches and parties and vacations—the most fun activities of the year.

How to Get Ready for Summer with Plastic Surgery

So it’s not surprising that summer is also that time of year when a lot of patients want to look their best. How, exactly, they get to that “best” summer body, however, varies from patient to patient. It all depends on what you’re trying to address. Each patients is going to have his or her own desired outcomes.

The procedure that’s best for you will depend on how you want to look—and when you want to see those results. Quick procedures to help you get ready for summer might be able to help you a boost of transformational confidence when you go on all those high summer adventures! The trick to these procedures is that you can recovery relatively quickly—making them perfect for summer even when it’s late spring.

Procedure Number 1: Dermal Filler Injections

In most cases, dermal filler injections do not require any recovery time. Patients can resume almost all normal activities after injections are complete. You just come in, get your injection, and then go about your day (that’s why they sometimes call these types of injections “lunch hour facelifts”). How can a dermal filler injection help get you ready for summer? Well, there are a couple of different ways:

  • Dermal fillers can help mitigate lines and wrinkles. In the summer sun, lines and wrinkles tend to show a little bit more. This way you can look more youthful on all your summer adventures.
  • These injections are designed to fill volume in the skin. This can make your skin look more radiant—and a little less transparent (that can make a difference in the harsh summer sun).
  • Dermal fillers are often used to make aesthetic changes to the face. If you want your lips to look just a little more plump for the summer, dermal filler injections might be the perfect choice.

Dermal fillers come in a wide variety of types and brands. Choosing the best one for you will depend largely on your desired final outcome (and how long you’d like those results to last). By their nature, dermal fillers produce only temporary results, although those results can last anywhere between twelve and eighteen months depending on the type. The almost immediate results and short turnaround time make dermal fillers an excellent choice for those who want to hurry up and get ready for summer.

Procedure Number 2: Blepharoplasty

Your skin tends to expand as you age. This happens for a number of reasons, but it’s usually a combination of two factors: the loss of elasticity in your skin and the constant pull of gravity. Excess skin can be especially prevalent over the eyes, causing two generally negative developments:

  • The excess skin around the eyes can quickly form unwanted wrinkles, lines and bulges. These features can make the eyes look older, sadder, and more fatigued than you actually feel—and this is a key concern for most patients.
  • Excess skin around the eyes can also start to interfere with the vision of patients. As the excess tissue builds up, in actually start to droop into your field of vision. You may not even be aware that it happens! If you’re getting ready for a big summer vacation, that loss of your field of vision can be a major bummer.

Blepharoplasty, sometimes called an eyelid lift, is a relatively minimally invasive plastic surgery procedure. Most patients are able to return to normal activities within a matter of days (or a couple of weeks) depending on the extent of the procedure.

Patients who undergo a blepharoplasty procedure usually report looking and feeling significantly more youthful after the procedure—exactly how you want to feel before a summer filled with fun activities.

Procedure Number 3: SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals is a high end line of skincare products, and they’re a great investment when it comes to your summer fun. That’s because the harsh summer conditions can take a significant toll on your skin—and the more damage caused by summer, the faster your skin will end up looking and feeling worn out.

SkinCeuticals products can help your skin look its best, especially when used over a long period of time. This kind of protection over the summer is especially key if you’re looking to prevent the formation of lines and wrinkles. The right skin care regimen can go a long way in ensuring your skin looks joyful and vital.

It’s Never Too Early to Think About Next Summer

Of course, these procedures are just the tip of the iceberg. There are surgical procedures that can help you get ready for summer, from tummy tuck to liposuction to breast lift. But these procedures do require some recovery time, so there’s no guarantee they could have you ready for this summer. But they could help get you ready for next summer.

If you want to know more about what procedures can help get you ready for summer—either this one or next—don’t hesitate to contact our Houston area offices, located in League City, TX, to talk directly to our front desk staff. Schedule a consultation today to get started on your summer transformation.