Summary: There’s no doubt that the Fourth of July is one of the most exciting holiday of the year here in the Americas. And while we might not always think about the 4th of July and plastic surgery going hand in hand, you might be surprised by some of the… explosive… procedures we’ve uncovered. As with many things, it all starts with family.
Fourth of July and Plastic Surgery
It’s going to be the Fourth of July soon, which means we’re getting ready for the annual fireworks-palooza that is Independence Day. There are some things we Americans do every year to celebrate our nation’s founding—we barbecue, we shop, we blow stuff up (this doesn’t sound particularly dignified, I admit, but it’s tradition). And, sometimes, we get plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures performed.
That may sound a bit off key at first, but let me explain. The Fourth of July is one of those days that you almost inevitably spend with family. When you spend time with your family—especially if you don’t see them terribly often—there’s sometimes a little bit of pressure to look good. Or, at least, to look better than usual.
So let’s take a look at some plastic surgery procedures that are designed to cause a few fireworks of their own (by, you know, making you look good).
Use Injectables for Quick Results
Let’s face it. Not all of us are good at planning ahead. Sometimes we get lost in the moment and before we know it that family reunion is only a few days away. If you find yourself in this type of situation and you want to get rid of some wrinkles in a hurry, one of your options is to go in for injectables.
There are a wide variety of injectables on the market today, including the following:
- Botox: For eliminating wrinkles caused by muscle contraction (especially around the eyes)
- Dermal Fillers: These products add volume to the face to eliminate lines, wrinkles, and generally make you look a little more youthful
- Kybella: If you want to get rid of some fat around the jawline, a Kybella injection is the way to do it without surgery
Not all of these injections will give you immediate results. For some, you may need to wait several weeks. However, those results usually manifest a little bit more quickly (and painlessly) than results from major plastic surgery procedures. However, if you want to go big….
Rhinoplasty Can Make a Big Difference
If you’ve got a little more time—that is, if you’ve been planning this—one procedure that can make a big impact with a subtle change is rhinoplasty. If you think about it (and we have) the nose takes up a relatively important space on your nose. It’s the focal point—everything revolves around the nose.
In most cases, the nose still manages to kind of blend in to the whole. However, for some people the nose draws a bit too much attention. It’s not balanced with the rest of the face. According to the website of the Minneapolis nose job experts at Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, changing the shape of the nose can make it blend in better with the face.
This means that when people look at you after surgery, they won’t necessarily notice your nose—they’ll just notice how good you look.
Tummy Tuck for Bikinis
There’s not a whole lot you can do about excess skin. No amount of diet or exercise is going to make it go away. For some people, those can make those Fourth of July beach parties a little uncomfortable. However, one way to mitigate that excess skin—and get back the firm tummy of your youth—is with a procedure called abdominoplasty.
More commonly known as a tummy tuck, this procedure is designed to flatten the tummy area and add some extra structure to the abdominal muscles. In other words, it tightens everything up so you can feel extra confident in whatever swimwear you elect to put on.
It’s All About the Wow Factor
To some degree, all of this is a kind of status symbol. It’s a way of saying: when you see how good I look, you’ll assume that I am happy and successful. That can be an important thing when you’re around family. But it’s important to emphasize that plastic surgery can have lasting effects—including a big boost to confidence and to your self-esteem.
In other words, the benefits from your plastic surgery procedure will likely last far beyond your Fourth of July holiday. Still, that’s no reason to rush your plastic surgery procedure—take your time and do it right. When your healing is complete, when your results are flawless, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to show off your results.