4 Ways Plastic Surgery Can Help You Reach Your New Year’s Resolutions

Each year, millions of people worldwide make New Year’s resolutions that focus on the appearance of their bodies. Whether we aspire for a face that looks as young as we feel or a body that makes us feel sexy and confident when we gaze in the mirror, the new year is a fantastic time to start working toward our goals. While hard work, discipline, and consistency all play crucial roles in your success, plastic surgery may accelerate your progress and help you reach your resolutions sooner! Here are four ways how.

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Resolution #1 – Restore a more youthful appearance to your face.

“Plastic Surgery can rewind time by repositioning skin back into a more youthful placement on the face,” says Dr. Michael Philbin, a board-certified plastic surgeon with Edina Plastic Surgery. “Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can make drooping, tired eyes look vibrant and fresh again, while a Facelift can elevate a sagging lower face back into the position it was in ten years ago,” he explains. “It can be really discouraging not to look as young as you feel, especially when it comes to our faces because that is where we show emotion and communicate from. I work with many patients who exercise regularly and have incredibly fit and youthful-looking bodies for their age, but they feel as though their eyes or sagging jawline makes them look older than what’s listed on their driver’s license. Facial plastic surgery can take years off your appearance while providing very natural-looking and long-lasting results.”

Resolution #2 – Boost your body confidence.

Eat better. Exercise more. These are both wonderful resolutions to work towards, but even if you achieve that goal weight, you still may have areas of your body that you struggle with.


“It is so rewarding to work with patients who have achieved their weight loss goals and are now leading healthier lifestyles,” shares Dr. Philbin. “Plastic surgery can take their results one step further by addressing resistant pockets of fat and sagging skin on the body. These procedures may have more extensive downtime, but the transformative results can be enjoyed for years to come.”


If you’re well on your way to achieving your weight loss goal but still battle with bulges of resistant fat, liposuction can help. Not only does it remove stubborn pockets of fat, but it can also recontour the shape of your body leading to sleeker arms, a trimmer waistline, and slimmer thighs.

Tummy Tuck, Arm Lift and Body Lift

Losing a significant amount of weight can sometimes feel like you’ve traded one issue for another when you’re left with loose, sagging skin on your abdomen, back, and arms. To truly reap the rewards of your weight loss success, removing that excess skin may be necessary. These procedures physically remove the extra skin that is frequently left behind after weight loss and/or pregnancy. The results are leaner arms, a flatter stomach, and a tighter, smoother body.

Resolution #3 – Love your breasts again

Breast augmentation and breast lift surgery are consistently two of our most popular procedures at Edina Plastic Surgery,” says Dr. Philbin. “These surgeries both span different generations of women for various reasons and can even be combined for enhanced results,” he continues. “From the young woman seeking to increase her cup-size to feel more attractive and confident to the mother of two who wants her breasts more lifted and youthful-looking after breastfeeding – breast procedures have an extremely high satisfaction rate.”

Breast Augmentation

Resolution #4 – Get your body back after baby.

If you’ve been working hard to get your pre-baby body back, “Mommy Makeover Surgery” can dramatically accelerate your efforts. This surgery involves multiple procedures that specifically address the changes a woman’s body may experience after childbirth and breastfeeding. A Mommy Makeover commonly includes breast surgery (breast augmentation, breast lift, or both) and a tummy tuck.

A breast lift can remove and lift the sagging skin that frequently occurs after breastfeeding. Breast implants can restore volume to breasts that appear deflated after childbirth. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes the excess abdominal skin that may have stretched with pregnancy and now hangs and sags over a woman’s waistline. Many women also choose to add liposuction to their Mommy Makeover procedure to further contour and define their midsection and hips. Because all of these procedures are performed during a single operation, results can be absolutely transformative.

“Partnering with a patient who is working extremely hard to reach a resolution is so exciting as a surgeon,” says Dr. Philbin. “It makes me feel as though I am on my patient’s team and that we’re both working to achieve that end goal together – a true partnership. Each patient has different reasons for wanting to improve an aspect of their appearance. To be able to facilitate someone feeling more vibrant, attractive, happy, and confident in their life is such an immense honor to be a part of.”

Considering plastic surgery to help you reach your New Year’s Resolutions?  Schedule a complimentary consultation with an Edina Plastic Surgery surgeon by clicking here or calling (612) 688-3177.

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