Cosmetic Surgery New Year’s Resolutions

Every year the Doctors at Aesthetic Surgical Images see a large number of patients who have made New Year’s resolutions that involve cosmetic surgery. These individuals have areas of concern, which have bothered them for prolonged periods of time. With the New Year upon us, it’s not uncommon for them to finally deal with their problems.

Their interests are extremely varied and just about every type of surgical procedure is represented. Some procedures are more common than others, and these include body contouring and breast procedures like tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation and breast lift. This may be partly due to the fact that warmer weather and swimsuits are just around the corner.

Several studies have looked at New Year’s resolutions and determined that a large percentage involves weight loss, improved fitness, and other types of activities designed to enhance appearance, self-image, and self-esteem. In fact, it’s interesting to note that 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but only 8% of them are successful in achieving their goals.

Cosmetic surgery is not for everyone, but making this type of New Year’s resolution indicates that you’ve reached a point where your particular problem is causing a disruption in your life. We frequently see patients who have arrived at the same points and ultimately undergo cosmetic surgery to address their aesthetic dilemma.

These patients often experience improved self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-image. For many of them, it’s not just a New Year’s resolution, but also a life-changing experience.