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Start 2018 With a New Look, Courtesy of Dr. Pugash

The start of a new year is a popular time for people to reflect on their accomplishments and put their new goals into perspective. This year you can finally make your cosmetic goals a reality with the procedures offered by Dr. Pugash. Dr. Pugash provides both surgical and non-invasive options for patients wanting to improve their look for the new year. Discover some of the best choices to ring in 2018 with a new look.

Best Cosmetic Procedures for the New Year

Breast Surgery

Ideally-sized breasts balance a woman’s figure and improve her sense of femininity, which is why breast surgery remains so popular year after year. Breast augmentation uses implants to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. Women can choose from a variety of options:

  • Silicone or saline implants
  • Size and shape of implants
  • Placement of implants and incision types

Breast augmentation alone cannot provide significant lift to the breasts, so many women choose to combine it with breast lift surgery. Aging, pregnancy and other factors can cause the breasts to sag over time. Breast lift surgery corrects these cosmetic issues and restores the breasts to a more youthful position on the chest. The nipples may also be resized and repositioned through breast lift surgery.


Signs of aging including sagging skin and deep creases are some of the most frustrating to deal with. Facelift surgery can address these troublesome age-related changes and restore a well-rested appearance to the face. Facelift surgery removes excess skin and lifts the deeper structures of the face to produce natural-looking rejuvenation. This cosmetic procedure allows you to age gracefully while still looking like yourself. Many patients undergo eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) in conjunction with facelift surgery for optimal rejuvenation.

Body Contouring Procedures

The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to start working toward achieving the body you want. However, due to age and fluctuations in weight, you may have exercise-resistant fat that doesn’t respond to traditional weight loss methods. Liposuction is a popular procedure for eliminating stubborn fat, and can complement the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is another effective body contouring procedure that produces attractive contours and eliminates excess fat. This procedure is commonly chosen by women who have given birth and have sagging skin on the abdomen, excess fat deposits and stretched out abdominal muscles. Abdominoplasty restores a slim appearance to the midsection and eliminates cosmetic concerns that exercise alone cannot correct.

Popular Non-Invasive Treatments for 2018

Dermal Fillers

Injectables are exactly what you need to refresh your look after the holidays. Injectables such as dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance found in the skin. This gel-like substance fills in lines and wrinkles and restores fullness to areas lacking volume. Dermal fillers are commonly used to reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds and marionette lines. They are also effective at reducing under-eye hollows and adding definition to the cheeks.

Neuromodulator Injections

So-called neuromodulators such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are also great options for non-invasive facial rejuvenation. Neuromodulators work by weakening the underlying facial muscles, as opposed to  filling in surface depressions and wrinkles. This softens the appearance of movement-related fine lines and wrinkles including crow’s feet, forehead lines and vertical lines between the eyebrows (called “11 lines”). A treatment session for dermal fillers and neuromodulator injections takes minutes of your time to complete and requires little to no downtime.

Chemical Peels

Superficial chemical peels are a safe and effective way of treating unwanted cosmetic changes such as hyperpigmentation, fine lines and an uneven skin texture. Chemical peels may contain a chemical solution of alpha or beta hydroxy acids. The chemical solution produces a mild injury to the skin after it has been applied. This has an exfoliating effect and causes the outer layers of the skin to peel away. During the healing process, the skin produces collagen and elastin, revealing vibrant skin. Chemical peels require little downtime and a treatment can be completed in 15-30 minutes.

There’s no better time than now to get a head start on your 2018 look. Whether you’d prefer a surgical cosmetic procedure or a non-invasive treatment, Dr. Eric Pugash would be happy to discuss your options. Ready to get started? Contact Dr. Pugash today to schedule your personal consultation for cosmetic surgery or non-invasive treatments.