Home for the holidays and looking better than ever

January 3, 2013

Home for the holidays and looking better than ever
Home for the holidays and looking better than ever

The holidays can be a stressful time, but does that mean your looks have to suffer? This year, instead of letting the chaos of holiday shopping and family gatherings add a few wrinkles, many people took a trip to the plastic surgery clinic to get a little preemptive nip and tuck, according to ABC Eyewitness News.

Brook Sayles is one of the many Americans who has used Botox, and says that the holidays influenced her to seek out the injectable treatment. "I just think it's that time of year when people are looking to look their best. Especially if you're seeing people you haven't seen in a long time," she told the news source. "I know I run into a lot of people from high school that are out and about. So, it's just a good time of the year to look your best."

Sayles adds that the destigmatization of Botox also helped her decide on the cosmetic medicine. She's spoken to a few friends who had undergone Botox, and after hearing of their positive experiences, decided to give it a shot herself.

The news outlet spoke with a board-certified plastic surgeon who said that Sayles' story is relatively common. He explains that just as people are likely to try out a new hairstyle or outfit, they also want to try on a fresher, younger look for the holidays. Quick treatments like Juvederm and Botox are also popular because people don't have much time on their hands during the busy Christmas season.

"[The patients] are running around getting gifts for their family members, cooking and all the other activities," the doctor told the media source. "But this is a time for them to do an improvement for themselves."

Of course, individuals considering Botox or cosmetic surgery shouldn't make the decision on a whim. It's essential to talk with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can provide all the details about costs, risks and other procedures that may be beneficial.

For instance, some patients may have deep wrinkles or loose skin that cannot be resolved by just Botox. Patients who have those conditions might benefit from laser skin rejuvenation or a facelift according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery


The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) includes medical education, public education and patient advocacy. Plastic Surgery News Briefs are summaries of current stories found through various news and magazine outlets that relate to or mention plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. The views expressed in these news articles do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ASAPS, but are merely published as an educational service to our members and the general public. For additional information on these subjects and other plastic surgery related topics, please go to www.surgery.org

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