April 15th (or April 18th this year) has come and gone, and hopefully any tax-related stress is behind you. Did you get a refund (or have you already received it)? If so, lucky you. Now the big question is, “what are you going to do with it?”.
A recent article from Forbes magazine, discusses what average Americans will be using their refunds for – savings accounts, debt reduction and, yes, even plastic surgery.
The average refund comes in at just under $3000.00, so major cosmetic surgeries won’t be fully paid for (our breast augmentation surgery costs $5600.00), but the extra cash can certainly help. And if surgery isn’t what you had in mind, there are always non-invasive treatments like Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Kybella and chemical peels.
Many of our patients see spring as a good time to do something for themselves. The weather begins to warm, the layers of clothing start to come off, and swimsuit season is just around the corner. So if you’ve been wondering about plastic surgery, and if you’re getting a little bit of cash back from Uncle Sam, it’s a perfect time to schedule that consultation.
The numbers are in, and for 2015, Breast Augmentation tops the list as the most performed cosmetic surgery in the United States. With a whopping 279,143 procedures performed, breast augmentation maintained its long-running number one spot ahead of liposuction (with 222,051 surgeries performed). Rounding out the top five are 3) rhinoplasty or nose surgery, 4) blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery and 5) tummy tuck.
Breast augmentation uses breast implants (either saline or silicone gel) to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. And it’s no wonder that it continues to be so popular. Our patients who have undergone this procedure often say that they feel more self-confident and have an improved self-image. A breast augmentation can help balance out a woman’s figure as well as increase the fullness and projection of the breasts – especially after volume loss as a result of pregnancy or weight loss.
If you’d like to learn more about breast augmentation, we invite you to schedule your free consultation and sizing appointment. Give us a call at 706.543.0404 and ask to speak with Katie Garmon, our patient care coordinator.
Join us on Tuesday, April 26th to learn more about Voluma (cheeks), Kybella (chin) and our SkinMedica Products (beautiful skin).
Wrinkles and lines aren’t the only signs of aging. Over time, the cheeks flatten, and the skin may begin to sag. This is caused by a natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what the experts call age-related midface volume loss. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area. It’s a great way to combat sagginess and give your face a “lift” without surgery.
KYBELLA is the nonsurgical solution to put an end that double chin – and it’s a great way to look fabulous in all those selfies. The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. Most patients require two to three sessions for optimal results.
SkinMedica® professional skin care products are the result of almost two decades of research and clinical experience. SkinMedica scientists are continually working on new formulations and clinically testing our products to provide the next breakthrough in skin care. Our staff love these products – especially the new HA5 which provides immediate smoothing in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and supports the skin’s natural ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid (HA) for overall skin health.
Appointments are available from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, but space is limited so call us at 706.543.0404 to reserve your time. All attendees will receive special pricing on Voluma, Kybella and our SkinMedica products.