Dr. Timothy Greco says that many men and women are choosing this time of year for procedures such as BOTOX and facelift surgery so that they can look fabulous for their summer events and excursions.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (May 2011) – With summer fun just around the corner, it's no surprise to facial plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Greco that more men and women are choosing to enhance their facial features with BOTOX® or a face lift in Philadelphia in the months before summer. These procedures are among the most popular procedures Dr. Greco performs just before summer and have helped many of Dr. Greco's patients feel rejuvenated and refreshed in time for the warmer weather.
This rise makes perfect sense to Dr. Greco, who explains that "summer is a time when people feel very alive, especially in areas such as Pennsylvania where the seasonal variations can have a strong effect on people's moods. Many men and women choose to undergo procedures like a facelift or BOTOX in Philadelphia because it makes them feel empowered to look and feel great while they enjoy their summer."
The pre-summer influx of patients seeking cosmetic enhancement often occurs, according to Dr. Greco. The number of patients undergoing procedures typically rises annually right before summer and levels out into the latter half of the year. Dr. Greco thinks that so many patients choose to see him just before summer so that they can recover and celebrate summer looking beautiful. Face lift surgery (and several other surgical procedures) typically requires about 10 days to 2 weeks before patients feel comfortable showing off their results. However, non-surgical treatments, such as BOTOX, Dysport® or injectable fillers such as Restylane®, Perlane® and JUVÉDERM®, can take effect immediately and require no downtime after injection.
Patients are attracted to these types of procedures because they allow them to look younger without altering their natural features and their identity in the process. "I think it's important for people to realize that anti-aging procedures like facelifts and BOTOX are not about fundamentally altering your appearance. That appeals to patients who are generally very happy with their appearance but just want to treat minor wrinkles and lines."
Although procedures like BOTOX and facelift in Philadelphia are among the most popular at Dr. Greco's practice, he performs many other facial procedures at an increased frequency just before summer. Since face lift surgery usually only treats sagging skin on the mid-face, jaw line and neck, many men and women choose to combine a face lift with a brow lift, eyelid surgery or non-invasive facial procedures to achieve maximum results. Like a facelift and BOTOX, these procedures treat the signs of aging without altering a person's natural appearance. Combining procedures can be advantageous for those wanting to freshen up before summer.
Combining procedures can maximize patient results, while minimizing the downtime patients will need after surgery, according to Dr. Greco. "If you stage your procedures, then you end up with several periods of recovery. In contrast, if you have both a facelift and brow lift during the same operation, you achieve the same benefits with less recovery time needed."
As summer approaches, Dr. Greco expects to see a continued increase in the number of patients seeking facial plastic surgery. "I truly enjoy helping people achieve their goals," says Dr. Greco. "Summer is one of those times where people are more active and really want to feel more confident with their appearance. I'm eager to help patients take charge and start enjoying their summer to the fullest."