The holiday season is when you spend quality time with friends and family—so it’s no surprise that everyone wants to look their best this time of year! You can find a fabulous outfit and accessories, but if you aren’t feeling confident about your physical appearance, then it can be difficult to focus on the reason for the season. With a little help in the form of cosmetic treatments, you’ll be looking and feeling great over the holidays.
You’ve likely heard of a facelift before, but have you ever heard of a mini facelift? Unlike the full treatment, the mini version of this procedure focuses solely on the lower third of the face, which includes the mouth and chin areas. As you get older, your skin loses its elasticity and starts to sag, which can make you look and feel tired and much older than you actually are. Luckily, the mini facelift procedure utilizes small incisions near the ears to carefully remove excess skin and tighten the remaining skin around the lower third of the face. This results in a much younger and more attractive appearance, which can help men and women of all ages feel more confident. Mini facelifts are also great for leaving a natural-looking appearance that results in subtle yet noticeable changes. After getting a mini facelift, patients are instructed to avoid work and their normal daily activities for 1 to 2 weeks—but after that, it’s business as usual, so you can get back to your routine (and prepping for guests!).
If you’re more concerned with your jawline or neck and how it affects your appearance, then you might be a good candidate for a neck lift. A lot of people find that they are happy with the upper portion of their faces, but their necks are starting to show their age, or even make them look older. Thanksgiving has the turkey part covered—you don’t need to worry about a turkey wattle neck, as well! This treatment focuses on making the jawline and neck look more youthful and attractive by removing excess skin and fat that create those dreaded jowls. Neck lifts can also remove fatty deposits that sit under the chin as well as any loose skin around the neck. Many patients are able to return to their normal daily activities around 2 weeks after their neck lift treatments, but every patient’s recovery time is unique.
The forehead plays a major role when it comes to facial expressions. Unfortunately, this constant movement can lead to wrinkles and lines. Aging can make the forehead and skin surrounding the eyes look less youthful, but a brow lift can help reverse these common signs of aging! Frown lines that pop up between the eyebrows and horizontal wrinkles across the forehead can make you want to hide this part of your face—but unfortunately, bangs don’t work for everyone. Luckily, brow lifts can help reduce the signs of aging that appear on this part of the face. A brow lift can improve the appearance of horizontal and vertical lines and creases that show up around the eyebrows as we get older. This treatment can also lift up sagging brows for a more alert and youthful appearance. After getting a brow lift, many patients are able to return to their normal activities within 2 weeks—so this procedure can be a great option before the holidays!
The best bags are the ones filled with holiday gifts. The worst bags are the ones under your eyes. If undereye bags or other issues are making you feel self-conscious, then blepharoplasty might be the right solution. This cosmetic treatment, also known as eyelid surgery, is designed to revitalize the skin around the eyes to give the patient a younger-looking and more awake appearance. Blepharoplasty can reduce the appearance of undereye bags, tighten loose and sagging skin around the eyes, and reverse the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes. Patients are typically instructed to avoid their regular activities for 2 weeks after a blepharoplasty treatment.
Do you think any of these treatments are the right choice for you? Dr. Kay at Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care specializes in these treatments and many more. Our Tucson cosmetic surgery services can help you get the appearance you want—so you can ask Santa for something else! If you’d like more information about mini facelifts, neck lifts, brow lifts, or blepharoplasty, you can call us at (520) 447-3803. Click the “Schedule a Consultation” button down below to set up a free consultation.