People have plastic surgery all year long, but the fall tends to be an ideal season. You spend more time indoors and have fewer demands on your schedule as summer activities disappear and the holiday season hasn’t quite picked up yet. Body contouring with liposuction or tummy tuck before the holidays gives you time for the initial recovery. The timing allows you to reveal your slimmer, tighter body shape before the new year, so you’ll be glowing with confidence in your family photos.
Dr. Avron Lipschitz is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can help you achieve your ideal figure with body contouring at Athena Plastic Surgery. Whether you have stubborn pockets of fat or loose skin and outstretched muscles, he can help you realize your cosmetic goals in time for the holidays.
Liposuction Before the Holidays
Liposuction is a fat removal procedure that can contour nearly any body area, from the face and chin to the knees, calves, and ankles. This body contouring procedure gets rid of those residual pounds you can’t seem to shake off with diet and exercise. Dr. Lipschitz inserts a cannula through small incisions in the targeted area to access, loosen, and suction out subcutaneous fat. Liposuction typically involves two to three weeks of significant swelling and bruising. Depending on their profession, Patients can return to work around 10 to 14 days after liposuction. Bruising and most of the swelling are gone four or five weeks after liposuction. Patients can resume gentle exercise and activities about six weeks after body contouring surgery.
Liposuction patients enjoy a slimmer contour right away that improves as the swelling goes down. You don’t have to wait until 2024 to reveal the new you. Show off your liposuction results in time for Christmas or New Year’s Eve with body contouring in the fall.
Tummy Tuck Before the Holiday Season
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is more intensive than liposuction. The procedure tightens separated or loose abdominal muscles and removes excess skin and fat from the stomach area. Patients will wear a compression garment and may have surgical drains right after tummy tuck surgery. Initial recovery with time off work takes about two weeks, with activity restrictions for four to six weeks. Swelling and discomfort are expected after abdominoplasty, but you will notice immediate improvement right after surgery. You will be well enough to showcase your new figure with family and friends over the holidays.
Dr. Lipschitz also offers non-surgical body contouring with EndyMed™ Pro. This non-invasive skin tightening treatment doesn’t provide dramatic results like tummy tuck but offers gradual results with no downtime. Radiofrequency energy heats the underlying fat and tissues to strengthen the skin’s structure with new collagen for a tighter contour over several months.