In an article published recently on the New York Post, Sarah Mirmelli, a mother and divorcee, shares her enthusiasm for Botox and lip injections, which she underwent in order to feel more at home at this year’s edition of the world famous youth oriented Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The article explains that Ms. Mirmelli’s situation is not unique; many plastic surgeons say they’ve noticed an upswing in the number of patients seeking nips and tucks before heading to the annual music festival and similar events.
The truth is that plastic surgery procedures are not necessarily sought out to draw attention, but are often performed to help women and men turn back the clock and blend in among their colleagues and peers. Especially for those who have recently ended long-term relationships who are returning to the dating scene, plastic surgery can offer a much needed boost of self-confidence and assuredness. The medical group notes some of the procedures thirtysomethings and others are electing to maintain a youthful and attractive appearance include:
Liposuction – Especially as people age, pockets of fat in places such as the thighs, belly, hips, and love handles may sometimes fail to respond to even very intense exercise and dieting. Liposuction is a popular and effective option that can improve the appearance of many parts of the body; indeed, one of the concertgoers in the aforementioned article elected the procedure to remove stubborn excess fat from her stomach and thighs.
Eyelid surgery – Because the eyes can be considered the face’s main focal point, it is not surprising that many people wish to keep them looking attractive and well-rested looking. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, aims to correct baggy or wrinkled skin around the eyes that can detract from the beauty of the eyes themselves. For people who complain of looking tired or having dark circles under their ears, blepharoplasty can provide for a more rested and youthful appearance.
Injectables – Excessive sun exposure, ageing, and stress can certainly contribute to wrinkling and folding skin, BHP notes. Fortunately, as the medical group explains, a great many modern treatments ranging from Botox ®, to Juvederm™, to Restylane ® are available to keep skin looking revitalized, youthful, and smooth. Coachella-attendee Ms. Mirmelli is hardly alone in choosing injectables to keep pace with today’s youth-centric culture.