Happy New Year!

Published on January 10, 2011 by

The new year is 10 days old, and many of the good intentions we adopted have been postponed, shelved or forgotten as daily life takes precedence over those resolutions that sounded so good back in December when we were first thinking about them. January tends to be a bit dreary for many people, and there’s no doubt that those extra pounds that crept in while we were focused on the desserts and comfort foods just add to the January malaise.

I’m here to encourage you not to give up on making and keeping resolutions just because it’s no longer January 1st. If weight loss or general physical fitness is a struggle for you, it may take more than one attempt at achieving your goal. Something that not all patients understand is that plastic surgery is not a replacement for exercise. No, not everyone can achieve that six-pack abdomen through sit ups and crunches, but liposuction and/or an abdominoplasty aren’t the easy answer. Liposuction is not a weight loss tool. It’s best used on isolated pockets of fat that are resistant to exercise and dieting. Stick with that resolution awhile before turning to surgery for an answer. You might surprise yourself. Even if you’re unable to get the result you want by hitting the gym, any weight you did lose is that much less fat that has to be removed during surgery.

Exercise/physical fitness and plastic surgery are not mutually exclusive. Our practice is supportive of professional athletes and the more casual exerciser with perhaps less dramatic goals in mind. Good nutrition, and adequate exercise are lifelong habits that pay dramatic dividends. If you’re not seeing all the results you’d like to achieve, give us a call. There are surgical, as well as non-invasive answers available for a variety of issues, and we’re happy to help you reach your goals and for once nail the door shut on those pesky, dreary January resolutions.

Happy New Year!

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