New Year, New You

New Year, New You

January has always been an ideal month for change. It’s filled with New Year’s resolutions, new goals and aspirations, and most importantly, it marks the beginning of a clean slate. So whether it’s been a longtime, personal ambition to achieve the look you’ve always wanted – or you’re simply looking to start the New Year off in a dramatic, transformative way – these are the top 7 most impactful procedures to consider for 2016.

The hype behind waist cinchers is nothing compared to the instant and long-lasting effects of a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty – the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen. Whether it’s a full abdominoplasty or a mini tummy tuck, the procedure is a maximum of 4 hours (but can be as little as 1). The surgery can be an in-patient or outpatient procedure, depending on your situation’s severity.

Your nose’s relation to the entirety of your face can change your whole appearance. Some contributing factors behind a distorted facial balance include a nose’s size, profile, tip, nostrils and nasal symmetry. Among the most popular? Visible humps or depressions on the bridge. Rhinoplasty is also used to correct structural defects in the nose to improve impaired breathing – like a deviated septum, one of the most common.

Breast augmentation – Enhancing the size or volume in your breasts is the second most popular cosmetic surgery that women undergo. The breast implant can be inserted through incision into a pocket under the pectoral muscle, or directly behind the breast tissue. Patients who have had this surgery report higher feelings of confidence, attractiveness, and femininity than ever before.

The surgery removes fat from the male abdomen, back, flanks, neck and breast – breast being one of the most pressing for clients who choose to go this route, due to Gynecomastia (the swelling of breast tissues in boys and men). While there’s no specific cause, the condition can affect one or both breasts, and cause a serious amount of pain.  Liposuction removes the fat, but not the breast gland tissue thanks to several small incisions.

Commonly referred to as eyelid surgery, Blepharoplasty serves the purpose of refreshing the area surrounding your eyes. It’s used to treat loose or sagging skin, puffiness, eyelid bags, drooping lower eyelids, excess skin and wrinkles. While some may seem like pure cosmetic reasons, the surgery can resolve medical issues like impairing vision. Additionally, a brow lift (or forehead life) can reduce horizontal wrinkle lines, improve frown lines, raise sagging brows and set eyebrows in a youthful and alert position.

Once you’ve been healed, and the details of the surgery are all said and done, the incision lines from a facelift (or rhytidectomy) are extremely concealed within the hairline and natural contours of the face and ear. Even though it can’t possibly turn back time and reverse your age, the procedure truly does make a drastic, youthful impact on your appearance by improving the sagging in the middle of the face, deep creases below lower eyelids and along the nose, loss of fat, jowls, loose skin and fatty deposits.

On a more practical note, excisional surgery is performed to remove the entire cancerous growth that has formed on particular areas of the skin. The excised tissue is then observed to confirm that all cancerous cells have been removed. Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most frequent occurring skin cancer form, and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form. Still weary? It has an accepted cure rate of 92 percent when this technique is used.

If you’re living in the greater New York City area, don’t put your stunning transformation on hold any longer. Dr. Blaine’s two offices are conveniently located in Huntington and Staten Island. Call 631-223-7869 (or fill out a contact form) to schedule an appointment today.

You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.

-Samuel Ullman