2013 is the Year of the Single Girl's Makeover
POSTED ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013 AT 1:31 PM
Well ladies, it’s that time of year again. The start of a new year comes resolutions, goals and expectations. Every year, conventional resolutions are made to lose weight, get more exercise, quit smoking and eat healthier. Unfortunately, New Year’s resolutions are quickly forgotten as often as they are made. “The beginning of a new year is a good time to take a close look at yourself and how you feel about the way you look,” says Dr. Michael Diaz, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Florida. “What better way to start than with some simple, yet effective changes?”
2013: The Year of the Single Girl’s Makeover
Last year, it was all about the mommy makeover, a popular trifecta of cosmetic procedures – tummy tuck, liposuction and breast lift - for postpartum moms turning to plastic surgery to erase the physical evidence of pregnancy. This year, it’s all about the single women who are looking to refresh their overall appearance. From busy careers to active social lives, being single can be fabulous but can affect your appearance in many ways. Pulling all-nighters at the office, late nights out with friends and a busy dating life can damage your skin, cause dark undereye circles and fine lines. Genetics and age can also cause sagging skin, wrinkles and cellulite.
About Face. When you’re single, maintaining a full social life is important, which is why women take advantage of a little facial rejuvenation. “Injectables like Botox and Juvederm are popular because they offer fast fixes like relaxing lines or lifting droop, so you look less worried, stressed, and tired,” says Dr. Diaz. He stresses that, “it is important that if women choose any type of plastic surgery, they do it for themselves and not to “land a man” or get back together with an ex. “
Dr. Diaz says adult-onset acne is on the rise in women over the age of 25, as well as those well into their 40s and 50s. “There are several causes of adult acne such as stress, sleeping with make up on, hormones and birth control pills. Stress causes your oil glands to overcompensate. Inferior cosmetics can lead to bacteria-laden pores. Hormones cause the sebacuous glands to overact and birth control pills with androgen in them can cause breakouts.” Dr. Diaz recommends the VI Peel system, a pharmaceutical grade skincare solution that treats a wide range of skin conditions, such as acne, hyper-pigmentation, melasma and premature aging.
Looking Fore-Ward. One of the first places wrinkles begin to crop up is on the forehead. As an important component of facial expression and a victim of constant sun exposure, it's no wonder the forehead is prone to wrinkles. Over time, vertical lines crease their way between the brows. Expressive horizontal lines begin to etch across the forehead. Throw in the aging process, when skin begins to lose its elasticity, and resting wrinkles crop up as well. “Botox slow muscles that contract hundreds of times a day, eventually etching lines in the skin,” says Dr. Diaz.
The Eyes Have It. Sometimes, no matter how much sleep you get; dark circles appear under the eye that even the best under eye concealer can’t fix. “Along with the dark circles around the eyes, there are also hollows, fine lines and puffy eyes,” warns Dr. Diaz. “Non-invasive treatments and fillers such as Restylane can restore youthful fullness and elasticity to the skin, decreasing fine lines around the eyes.”
Lip Service. Even if you weren't born with Angelina's plump pout, you can get the look of her full, luscious lips. “Full, voluminous lips can make you look younger and sexier,” says Dr. Diaz. “I have patients that come in for a little plump and puck before an upcoming special occasion. Whether you already have full lips and simply want to enhance them further, or have thin lips and have always wanted a full, perfect pout, hyaluronic acid-based fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, are excellent for use in the lips because they are soft and provide a very natural result.”
Plastic Surgery After Divorce
In today's era of Botox and not so happily-ever-after, the path more and more newly single women are taking is to the plastic surgeon's office. Recent studies have revealed that more than a quarter of the patients who visit plastic surgeons' offices today are newly divorced women. “I frequently see female patients who have recently been divorced and are interested in having plastic surgery. Their motivation is that they want to look better and feel better about themselves before they start dating again,” says Dr. Diaz. “I try to approach these patients cautiously to make sure they have the right motivation and are emotionally healthy enough to have plastic surgery. Overall, the majority of my patients see plastic surgery as doing something for themselves for a change.”
Meet Dr. Michael Diaz
A board-certified plastic surgeon in Melbourne serving the Orlando, FL area, Dr. Michael Diaz specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breasts and body. His dedication to improving each patient's appearance and quality of life is expressed in his uncompromising level of personalized care and commitment to surgical success. Through a warm, approachable personality, Dr. Diaz puts his patients at ease and his refined surgical skills reveal their unique natural beauty. He often becomes a trusted friend and valued partner who patients recommend to their friends and family. Learn more about him and it's likely he'll be your choice too.
Professional Success through Determination
Dr. Diaz achieved his success through determination and a passion for illuminating the natural beauty of the human form. After completing his undergraduate studies, financed through the success of his own business, he was accepted into the competitive medical program at The Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. Dr. Diaz went on to his post-doctoral training in general surgery at the University of Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital.
During Dr. Diaz's fellowship, he spent an additional year studying hand, upper extremity, and microsurgical reconstructive surgery. He was then accepted into the plastic surgery training program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. As Chief Resident, Dr. Diaz gained experience alongside some of New York City's top plastic surgeons at Lennox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, New York. For more details about Dr. Diaz's training and experience, review his CV.
After completing his plastic surgery fellowship, Dr. Diaz returned to his hometown of Miami where he began his solo practice specializing in cosmetic surgery. He developed a very successful practice in South Florida that attracted patients from across the nation and around the world. In 2008 Dr. Diaz relocated to Melbourne, Florida in search of a more peaceful, higher quality of life experience.