According to recent statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), demand for plastic surgery procedures has increased by 9% since 2010 and over half of Americans surveyed now approve of cosmetic enhancement treatment.Sarasota plastic surgeons Dr. Jeff Scott asays that as the holidays approach, plastic surgery procedures at their practice become more and more popular for patients seeking to combat the stress and keep their appearance healthy and rejuvenated. Dr. Scott discusses tips for looking one’s best during the holidays while maintaining a youthful body and confident outlook on life through both healthy habits and procedures such as CoolSculpting® or dermal fillers.
At his center for plastic surgery in Sarasota, Dr. Jeff Scott says the holidays can be a crucial time for staying fit, healthy, and confident. With the coming social gatherings, gift exchanges, and holiday dining experiences, Dr. Scott says many patients at The Plastic Surgery Center are opting for cosmetic procedures to help them boost their aesthetic appearance and rejuvenate their bodies. The latest study from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reports that overall plastic surgery procedures have increased by 9% in the past year. The report also shows more than half of Americans (51%) now approve of cosmetic enhancements. Dr. Scott adds that plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation can offer patients the chance to enhance their bodies and skin for the holiday season.
Dr. Scott says with the stresses of the holidays looming, patients at his practice often elect to undergo a plastic surgery procedure to help them gain self-confidence and a more positive outlook on life going into the upcoming parties and holiday meals. Dr. Scott also adds that the holidays can give patients the extra motivational boost to undergo a procedure they have been considering for some time as a gift to themselves. In addition, Dr. Scott says, “The more common procedures approaching the holidays are less invasive, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport®, facial laser treatments, lip and facial fillers such as Juvederm®, or CoolSculpting® for non-invasive fat reduction. A certain number of patients are also interested in surgical procedures such as facelifts, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction/Smartlipo™ procedures because they have more time off from work during the holidays to recover.”
For patients who are not ready for a cosmetic enhancement procedure, Dr. Scott says that there are still plenty of ways to look and feel great during the holidays. He recommends eating right and exercising to stay healthy and feeling confident about one’s appearance. “Maintain a good exercise regimen which not only includes cardiovascular but also resistance work to maintain and increase muscle mass. Obviously a good healthy diet is important. I feel alcohol and caffeine in moderation is okay. Working on being happy and satisfied with yourself is important.”
About Jeff Scott, MD, FACS
Dr. Jeff Scott received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Oklahoma and his medical degree, also with honors, from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed a five-year residency in general surgery and trauma, followed by two years of training in plastic and reconstructive surgery, at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. Dr. Scott is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Florida Medical Society. Dr. Scott is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
The Plastic Surgery Center has two locations at 5807 21st Avenue West in Bradenton, FL, reachable at (800) 941-4302, and 1219 East Ave South, Suite 201 in Sarasota, FL, reachable at (800) 305-2450. It can also be contacted online via the websitefloridacosmeticsurg.com.