We know – spring only started a week ago. You may be asking why we’re already bringing up summer? The truth is it’s less than three months away, and now is a great time to start thinking about ways to get your body in tip-top shape for some summer fun! Whether you want to feel more confident in a bikini, want to have more energy for games of Frisbee on hot afternoons or want to prep your skin for increased exposure to the sun, considering your options now will help you be in peak form and feeling good before next season.
Surgical Body Procedures
Have you been considering surgical procedures such as a breast augmentation or tummy tuck? These procedures are some of the most sought-after spring procedures for people wanting a body they’ll feel more comfortable with, whether at the beach on a hot day or out for a cool summer night on the town.
Breast augmentations are an extremely common spring procedure for women who want larger, fuller breasts ahead of swimsuit season. This want could have been a lifelong desire, or a recent result of lost fullness due to pregnancy or aging. Breast augmentations, as well as breast lifts, can help women feel more comfortable in bathing suits, dresses and other types of summer clothing. For people feeling that
“bigger is better” isn’t always true, breast reductions are available as well.
After a breast augmentation, it takes 7 to 10 days for stitches to be removed, and the breasts typically remain swollen for up to five weeks. Starting the consultation process now could help your healing process be nearly completed just in time for the beginning of summer.
Tummy tucks are another common spring procedure. Weight loss, aging and pregnancy can cause a lot of loose skin and excess fat to settle around an individual’s waist and abdomen. At The Plastic Surgery Group, complete or mini tummy tucks are available to lift excess abdominal skin, pull the muscles closer together, firm the abdominal area and narrow the individual’s waist.
Recovery times for individuals can vary, but most men and women feel comfortable returning to work within a few weeks, and can return to pre-surgery levels of activity within one to three months.
Non-Surgical & Medical Spa Procedures
Not everyone is interested in undergoing a surgical procedure ahead of summer, so our practice offers some of the most cutting-edge, non-surgical options available.
CoolSculpting® is a revolutionary new technology that gets rid of fat cells with no needles, surgery or downtime. Typically requiring just one treatment, CoolSculpting® is effective in removing fat from areas around an individual’s waist or midsection, and it does so by using two cooling panels to freeze and eliminate fat cells. Patients can return to normal activities immediately after their session, and side effects include only minor bruising, redness, tingling and numbness.
CoolSculpting results appear as your body flushes the fat cells out over a period of time, and the most dramatic changes can be seen after two to three months.
Do you have spider veins? You might have a fit and toned body, but spider veins can make many people feel uncomfortable when wearing shorts or bathing suits. At The Plastic Surgery Group, two types of vein treatments are available.
Vbeam® Laser Treatment uses an ultra-long pulse to deliver energy to targeted blood vessels during a session, removing spider veins within one or two treatments with no need for recovery time. Used for small spider veins, this might include troublesome spots on the face, hands and legs.
For larger spider veins, especially those typically found on the legs, sclerotherapy is our recommended spider vein solution. With a procedure taking just up to 20 minutes, a solution is injected directly into the spider veins. Local discomfort may be an immediate but temporary side effect, and there are very few post-treatment recovery limitations.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t discuss unwanted hair. Laser hair removal in Albany, NY is available at The Plastic Surgery Group for areas people are tired of plucking, shaving or waxing. Using the LightSheer® DUET™ laser, hair can be removed quickly, comfortably and permanently.
Interested in winning free laser hair removal? Check out our spring contest!
Not sure what procedure is best for you? Schedule a free consultation today with one of our board certified plastic surgeons. They can answer all of your questions and help you determine what procedure is right for you so you can look and feel your best this summer! What are you waiting for? Contact us today!