Early Part of the Year is a Popular Time for Atlanta Face Lift Procedures

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According to the surgeons at Plastic Surgery Center of the South, the beginning of the new year is a popular time for Atlanta face lift procedures. The period from January to February is an ideal time to schedule a face lift because recovery is easier and it's usually a relatively slow time of the year for most people. In addition, a face lift is a great way to get ready for spring.

As we enter the first months of 2009, the surgeons at Plastic Surgery Center of the South (http://www.plasticsurgerycenterofthesouth.net) expect to see a rise in the number of their Atlanta patients requesting face lift procedures. According to the surgeons, the period from January through February is usually the busiest time of the year for face lifts. These winter months tend to be most popular for face lifts because the weather helps to create a comfortable recovery and it tends to be one of the least busy times of the year for most people.

Surprising as it may seem, the weather also can have an effect on a patient's comfort while they are recovering from a surgical procedure. Almost all patients experience some swelling after a face lift, and the cooler temperatures in January and February, as compared to the warmer months, can actually help reduce swelling and make for a more comfortable recovery overall. In addition, people naturally tend to spend the most time indoors during the winter months, so the restricted activity level that is required after a face lift is usually less of an inconvenience for Atlanta plastic surgery patients during the early part of the year.

"Anyone who has lived in Atlanta knows that the summer heat can be very uncomfortable," says Dr. E. Anthony Musarra, one of the board-certified plastic surgeons at Plastic Surgery Center of the South. "Cooler temperatures are more conducive to rest and relaxation, which is why many of our face lift patients prefer to have their procedure performed during the winter."

The early part of the year tends to be convenient for many face lift patients because it is generally a slower period for people in terms of activities and commitments. From Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve, most people find themselves exceptionally busy with holiday gatherings and visits from friends and family. During the spring and summer months, people often find their time filled by outdoor activities and vacations.

"The beginning of the year is a great time to think about an Atlanta face lift procedure," adds Dr. James E. Leake, who is another board-certified plastic surgeon at Plastic Surgery Center of the South. "The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has ended and it's the perfect time for people to start thinking about getting ready for spring."

The goal of a face lift is to reduce the signs of aging by removing or repositioning excess fat and skin on and around the face, and tightening the underlying muscles and tissue. Because no two faces are exactly the same, the surgeons at Plastic Surgery Center of the South work with their face lift patients to design a procedure that meets their individual needs. One option available to patients who would like a more complete facial makeover is to combine the procedure with other Atlanta plastic surgery procedures, such as a forehead or neck lift, or eyelid surgery.

"Your face is your most distinguishing feature and you should be completely happy with the image of you that it presents to the world," says Dr. Michael Petrosky, who is also a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing at Plastic Surgery Center of the South. "Whether you're considering a simple face lift or a more complex procedure, having a refreshed and rejuvenated look is the perfect way to start the new year."

Plastic Surgery Center of the South (http://www.plasticsurgerycenterofthesouth.net) is located in Marietta, Georgia, only minutes away from Atlanta and many of its suburbs. The practice's three board-certified plastic surgeons have over 70 years of combined surgical experience. Most of the cosmetic surgery procedures they offer are performed at the practice's state-of-the-art outpatient surgical facility, which offers the latest safety innovations and modern creature comforts. All of the surgeons also retain staff privileges at nearby WellStar Kennestone Hospital and Marietta Surgical Center for more extensive cosmetic or reconstructive surgeries.


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