It’s that time of year when we’re all evaluating and re-evaluating our lives, our careers, our relationships, and many of the most often mentioned resolutions have to do with our bodies. How many years have you have the word “Diet” attached to one or more of your own personal New Year’s resolutions?
The uncomfortable truth is, the older we get, the slower our metabolism gets. Things we used to be able to eat without much guilt start to hang around our waists, thighs and abdomen to remind us of our holiday indiscretions. Diet, and exercise are wonderful to include in those annual resolutions to improve your life, your health, and your appearance. Unfortunately, there is a limit to the amount of improvement diet, and exercise may have on our physical appearance. Some of our appearance is tightly linked to genetics, and that pooch, pudge and droop we noticed in our parents, is very likely to begin staring back at us in the mirror at some point, if it hasn’t already.
The good news is that we don’t have to just sit back and accept the inevitable. Plastic surgery and the many related non-invasive procedures, such as Zeltiq, give patients dozens of options for improving their appearance. I am not advocating an eat, drink and be merry existence and then letting your plastic surgeon repair the damage. The healthier a patient is coming into a cosmetic surgery or procedure increases the likelihood of an outstanding post-operative result. Take care of yourself! For those stubborn pockets of fat, or the droopy jowl that are never going to respond to any amount of healthy living or resolution keeping, these are the things that can be expertly and subtly improved by a board certified plastic surgeon.
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Have a wonderful, healthy and vibrant 2010!