Get a Head Start on Your New Year’s Resolutions with These Body Procedures

It feels hard to believe, but 2019 is finally here.  The most common resolutions tend to focus on improving aspects of our health and appearance, such as losing a certain amount of weight. However, statistically, fewer than ten percent of New Year’s resolutions succeed. Given this somewhat bleak number, what can you do to avoid this trend, achieve your goals, and begin 2019 on the right foot?

Cosmetic Surgery is on the Rise

The old-fashioned stigma surrounding cosmetic surgery has gradually become a thing of the past. There are several reasons for this trend:

  • The industry of aesthetic medicine has improved by leaps and bounds. Techniques have evolved and become much less intrusive than they once were, shortening recovery times in keeping with busy lifestyles.
  • The popularity of social media and the arrival of “selfie culture” have made people more conscious than ever before about how they look and what their appearance says about them.
  • As the number of people who choose to undergo cosmetic enhancements increases, so does their willingness to talk about it. As a result, you may have a relative, friend, or co-worker who has had plastic surgery and has become an advocate for a given procedure.

How Cosmetic Surgery Helps People Meet Their Resolutions

Cosmetic surgery can be an excellent complement to New Year’s resolutions that focus on a healthy lifestyle. For example, one of the most common resolutions is to shed pounds, which is why more people join gyms at the beginning of the year.

Sticking to a healthy diet and a commitment to exercise does not, however, always deliver ideal results, since stubborn areas of fat can remain that are resistant to toning and weight loss. You can work hard to attain your target weight, only to find that you still have areas of flab standing between you and your ideal shape. One or more of the following procedures may be just what you need to fully realize your New Year’s resolutions.


Though you may be satisfied with the shape you’ve attained in some areas, it’s possible that age and genetics have left you with unwanted body fat in other spots. Liposuction is a safe and effective procedure that yields outstanding results for people who are otherwise at or near a healthy body weight, but who still find they have not been successful at toning areas like their abdomen, back, or thighs.

Liposuction is a customizable procedure that has helped thousands of patients attain the contouring they desire. This surgical technique uses a device to dislodge and suction out fat deposits through tiny incisions, creating smoother results with less bruising and swelling.

Mommy Makeover

Though many fitness and celebrity magazines promote the idea that any woman can quickly “bounce back” after delivering a baby, many women who have carried one or more pregnancies to term discover a very different reality. The strain of pregnancy can cause the abdominal muscles to weaken and separate, while the growing child can stretch out the skin and leave moms with loose, hanging tissue in their abdominal region. Pregnancy and breastfeeding also create many changes in women’s breasts, causing a once-perky profile to be saggy or pendulous.

A mommy makeover is an umbrella term to describe a tailored approach to re-contouring a woman’s body after giving birth to one or more children. In one set of surgeries, Dr. Stephan can improve pre-pregnancy body contours, reshape the breasts, and tone and tighten the abdominal region. Many women find a mommy makeover is a perfect way to restore their self-esteem and give them a more feminine silhouette.

Arm and Thigh Lifts

People who have lost a dramatic amount of weight rapidly often have excess skin on their arms or thighs. If you have recently met your weight-loss goals, but still feel self-conscious about showing off your new shape due to loose, hanging skin, an arm lift or thigh lift may be your best option.

Body Contouring in Tampa, FL

At Stephan Surgical Arts, Dr. Brad Stephan and his team believe all our patients deserve the best for themselves. When you’re ready to jumpstart your resolutions, contact our office to schedule a virtual consultation and get ready to meet 2019 head-on!