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How Far in Advance Do You Need to Have Cosmetic Procedures Before a Special Event?

Posted in Cosmetic Procedures

When planning a milestone in your life, things can get hectic and time can seem scarce. Whether that event is a job interview, holiday, school or family reunion, or your wedding, you have a lot of moving parts to consider. Amid all the stress, you might forget that enjoying the experience and allowing yourself personal time should also be top priorities on your agenda.

With all the logistics and tasks on your to-do list when seeing family and friends again after a long time, forming new relationships, or marrying the love of your life in front of all your friends and family, it comes as no surprise that you want to look and feel your best. Many people choose to get plastic surgery or non-surgical cosmetic treatments before their big event, but it’s vital to factor in recovery time.

To help patients with special events on the horizon, Dr. Christopher K. Livingston and his team at Livingston Plastic Surgery have put together a guide of the best timing to schedule a cosmetic treatment so you can look and feel spectacular on your big day.

Facial Plastic Surgery

If an upcoming occasion in your life has finally compelled you to schedule the cosmetic procedure you’ve been wanting, such as facial plastic surgery or a breast augmentation, it’s best to allow your body at a least a year to heal and allow results to fully develop.

Non-Invasive Treatments

With age, your skin will produce less collagen and other crucial structural proteins that help maintain its youthful plumpness and tone. After years of making repetitive expressions like frowning and squinting, signs of aging often show around the eyes and forehead first. Botox is an ideal way to smooth out many of those wrinkles, and even better, it requires hardly any recovery time at all. Our advice is to schedule your Botox treatment two months before your event for maximal results.

When it comes to achieving that youthful vibrancy, dermal fillers are another non-invasive way to go. Composed of naturally occurring substances, these proven, minimally invasive therapies provide dramatic improvements to areas of your face that have lost essential facial volume, helping you look younger and fresher.

We recommend scheduling your dermal filler appointment a month or two before your special event.

Body Shaping

If you’re looking to tone, shape, and maybe take off a few inches before your special event, we have you covered at Livingston Plastic Surgery. You’ll want to schedule surgeries like liposuction, mommy makeover, or a tummy tuck at least six months to a year in advance to give yourself time to heal.

Need to Schedule Your Appointment Right Away? Call Dr. Livingston Today!

We want your confidence and happiness to shine on your special event. Cosmetic procedures and skin treatments are an excellent way to feel and look beautiful at whatever event you may attend. If you’d like to discuss with Dr. Livingston and our amazing team at Livingston Plastic Surgery, please don’t hesitate to contact us for your consultation. Call our Houston-based office at (281) 501-1812 to learn more!