Creating a Happy Home in 2012: Putting Yourself First
A new year is time for a new you, is it not? Resolutions are a time to take a step back and evaluate what you want to change for the better in the New Year. After all, what’s more important than being happy with yourself? The New Year is about new beginnings, and just because you’re a year older it doesn’t mean that last year’s dreams have to be tucked away. With today’s evolution in self-improvement, your options are only getting better.
Giving Yourself that Extra Edge
If last year’s resolution to lose weight has still left something to be desired, maybe this is the year to take the extra step and kick off the New Year with a bit of new-fangled liposculpture. This latest enhancement helps you shave off those inches that just won’t budge and start the New Year off right with a cosmetic surgery that just helps you nudge your body that last extra step.
Running a Faster Path to the Finish Line
If your last year’s resolution kicked the bucket soon after the glitter wore off the New Year’s Eve tiaras, you may be in good company with many others who are looking at the lap band as a great way to take it off quickly and enjoy the benefits of keeping it off sooner than a year’s gym membership can offer. Stop sweating it off at the gym and then gaining it back at the dinner table. The lap band helps you learn portion control, and this can help you set out in the direction towards healthier living.
Laying to Rest That One Loose End
Got that one issue that just won’t let you nestle into your home life without a tiny pang of self-consciousness? If you’ve got the will, personal enhancement advancements have a way. Rhinoplasty, varicose vein removal, liposculpture, Brazilian butt lifts and breast enhancements are all making waves. There’s no reason you can’t be perfectly happy with yourself. If eradicating that one blemish is on your list of self-improvement this year, go ahead and take the first steps towards patching nature’s little blunders.
New years usually start with figurative and literal housecleaning. People reinvent their homes, their careers, their behavior, and their bodies every year for a chance at a better tomorrow. As you begin to set out your next year, it might just be time to finally start thinking about putting your home in order by starting with a new you.
How to Safely Choose a Cosmetic Surgeon
So you have decided there’s no reason to continue on with the hand that nature dealt you, and you’re looking for some liposuction or maybe a tummy tuck to put the finishing touches on nature’s artwork. If you’ve been doing any research online, you already know that cosmetic surgery can be a risky endeavor if you’re not careful. As the popularity of cosmetic surgery rises, it’s become ever-more important to to properly research doctors and evaluate surgical facilities. Here are a few questions to ask to ensure that your doctor is a highly skilled professional.
Is the doctor board-certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgeons?
This is of critical importance because legally any doctor can perform any procedure. Board certification requires that the doctor has completed three to five years of training in general surgery and at least two to three years in plastic surgery.
To determine whether a physician is board certified, check with The American Board of Plastic Surgeons.
Is the surgical facility accredited?
A surgeon can operate either in a hospital or an independent facility. It’s important to make sure that whatever facility your procedure is scheduled to take place in is accredited by an independent organization. This accreditation ensures that basic operating requirements are met and standards for staffing, licensing and equipment are up to snuff.
To determine that the facility is fully accredited, you can contact the American Association for Ambulatory Healthcare.
Are the surgical staff knowledgeable?
It’s important to know who will be assisting with your surgery. Is the anesthesiologist board certified? Are the staff experienced in cosmetic procedures? Proper staff training is an important part of ensuring the safety of your procedure.
To determine that your surgeon or anesthesiologist is qualified to provide general anesthesia, you may contact the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Is the surgeon experienced in your particular procedure?
Look for surgeons with prior experience in the procedure you are considering. Not all surgeons are the same, and experience makes a difference. Ask your surgeon about their past experience and request before and after pictures, how many years they have been in business, and the number of procedures they have performed.
Any surgery should be taken seriously, as it’s not just the results that are important but also the actual procedure. Anesthesia, sanitary conditions and a skilled hand are just a few of the important areas that necessitate proper research.