Cosmetic Procedures to Look and Feel Your Best in 2018

The New Year is an excellent time to set new body goals and start working towards your ideal shape. A healthy diet and regular exercise can help keep you fit, but certain cosmetic procedures may be the key to achieving the contour you’ve always wanted. In this blog post, Dr. Bruce Barach, a premier plastic surgeon in Albany, discusses a few cosmetic procedures that can help you look and feel your best in 2018.     

Body Contouring

Surgical body contouring describes the procedures that improve the overall shape of your body and the tone of your skin’s underlying tissue. Body contouring can address the imperfections that arise after dramatic weight loss or the unwanted changes that arise during the body’s natural aging process. Some common contouring procedures are listed below:   

  • Breast lift – rejuvenates sagging, deflated or flattened breasts.
  • Tummy tuck – removes the excess skin around the abdomen.
  • Arm lift – eliminates sagging skin on the upper arms (often referred to as “bat wings”).

Injectable Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can restore your skin’s youthful appearance by diminishing creases and enhancing the natural contours of your face. Subcutaneous fat is lost during the aging process, which can lessen the skin’s elasticity and cause crow’s feet and smile lines to become increasingly visible. Dermal fillers combat the loss of facial volume by restoring fullness to the face and offsetting the emergence of fine lines and wrinkles.    

Botox and Ultherapy

Botox injections are a popular non-surgical solution for facial lines. Frown lines that appear in the forehead and branching wrinkles that form on the outer corners of the eye eyes (crow’s feet) can be easily erased with a Botox injection, restoring a youthful appearance and preventing you from looking tired. Ultherapy is a non-invasive option that lifts and tightens sagging skin. The groundbreaking new cosmetic procedure focuses ultrasound energy on areas of the face and neck, to firm and tighten the skin. Ultherapy is effective in treating mild to moderately loose skin, with results that will last for several years.      

A board-certified plastic surgeon can help you determine the best ways to achieve your body goals in 2018. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Bruce Barach, call his Albany plastic surgery practice at (518) 346-3125.