6 Treatments To Make You Shine This Summer

By AP Connolly

Summer has arrived and with warmer temperatures it often means more time at the beach or pool. If one of your desires is to improve your summer look, there’s still time. Why not consider plastic surgery to boost your confidence under the hot summer sun.

Unlike the past when procedures were “little white lies,” undergoing treatments now is an everyday occurrence. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Farrokh Shafaie told us plastic surgery is no longer whispered: “It’s just viewed as a reasonable maintenance.”

With offices in New York City and Summit, New Jersey, the acclaimed plastic surgeon performs many procedures which can be done relatively swiftly with perfect precision and in many cases minimally invasive. Below Dr. Shafaie shares the top five fixes to get your body (and soul) beach body ready.

The breast augmentation along with an internal lift allows the creation of fullness by restoring lost volume caused by aging or pregnancy. During the procedure, to prevent excess scarring, Shafaie use a bi-plane technique that involves a 2-level dissection: one over the pectoral muscle, and one under. The implant is then placed under that muscle. That, in addition to augmenting the breast, will not only allow the breast to appear fuller and lifted but will also create a more balanced overall appearance.

The abdominal area can be tricky to tone due to loose skin and sagging tissue, especially after multiple pregnancies. When it comes to lax skin and hanging tissue, no amount of diet and exercise will eliminate it. The doctor can do this procedure in his office, using Vaser Lipo Selection technology. The device melts the fat, reduces the prominence of abdominal bulging, and moderately tightens the skin to create a flat and well-formed abdominal region. Additionally, this minimally invasive technique leaves less downtime than a traditional Tummy Tuck.

There is nothing more daunting than an undefined derriere. Whether in a swimsuit, shorts or even jeans and leggings, there is no question that a more defined area is better. Named for the beautiful Brazilian women who are toned and fit, it has now become popular with American women. But not all butt lifts are safe, so you need to be sure you go to a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been trained in this procedure. Shafaie harvests a patient’s fat from their abdomen, waist, hips, or thighs. After processing the fat, he then reinjects it into the buttock to create the patient’s desired roundness.

A thigh gap is the natural space found at the top of the inner thigh on those often seen with toned legs. This can be achieved easily with the minimally invasive Vaser Lipo Selection technology. Shafaie inserts a Vaser Lipo Selection cannula through a small incision into the area being treated. Once liquified, he gently suctions it with the final stage using the same technology probe to tighten the skin. This treatment can also be used to fix a turkey neck, which is a fatty, saggy area just below the chin which is very often impossible to correct with diet and exercise.

The most treated area of the body is the face—more so in summer than other seasons. Injectables like Dysport and similar dermal fillers can instantly refresh your look without the need for surgery or downtime. Dysport works by temporarily limiting facial muscle movements, which allows frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines to smooth away. Injectable fillers not only fill in deeper furrows and laugh lines, they also give the look of fullness and youth within minutes.

As the eyebrows and forehead age, they may become quite wrinkled, in some cases even sagging and obscuring vision. This drooping skin can give off the impression of a tired look and can also make the expression appear angry. After a consultation, and a quick procedure, you can return to looking refreshed. Surgery is performed under anesthesia. Not only will it make you look more youthful, it will uplift your self-confidence, making you feel more energetic.

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