A Timeline for your Aesthetic Procedures

You are a planner, and you have one year before the big event.

Obviously, this is my favorite patient because planning is easier and results can be optimized. This patient can plan anything from a rhinoplasty, eye surgery or face and neck lift. Recovery from these procedures usually takes one to six months, and you will be absolutely ready to roll! Body procedures such as liposuction, breast augmentation and tummy tucks also can be considered during this time frame. If you’re a man and would like to wear your hair with pride, this is would be a good time to start hair restoration. Any of the minimally invasive procedures I will discuss also can be performed at any time one year before a big event.

You planned, but somehow things got in the way and now you have only three months before the main event!

In this scenario, you can consider less invasive procedures in order to be ready for your celebration. Cool sculpting for body contouring and cool-mini for facial contouring can be entertained because the effects will be noted in approximately one to three months. Ultherapy for facial tightening can be used because tightening of the skin is maximized at three to six months. This also is a good time to consider Botox, Dysport and any one of the facial fillers so you can determine if you are happy with the effect. And a good skincare regimen should be started many months before a major event so your skin will radiate during your celebration.

You blew it, and now you have only one month before the big event!

The best course of action at this time is to consider minimally invasive procedures, including the group of injectables such as Botox, Dysport, Radiesse, Voluma, Restylane and Juvéderm. These products will make your face look voluminous and radiant so you feel and look beautiful. You also can do a hydra-facial the week before your event to make your skin look fresh and youthful. Don’t worry about procedures to enhance your body at this time; simply wear a great outfit that enhances your look and makes you feel confident. Now, you’re ready to celebrate and enjoy your day!

Dr. Carlos Wolf is a partner in Miami Plastic Surgery and is board certified. 

Email your questions to cwolf@miamiplasticsurgery.com or tel. 305-595-2969. www.miamiplasticsurgery.com


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