"Empty Nest" Plastic Surgery: Is It for You?

Buttock and Breast Augmentation (NYC), Park Plaza Plastic Surgery New York (NY)

Many parents have mixed emotions about sending the kids off to college. It is sad and hard to finally let the children go, especially the "baby" of the family. How can you not worry about the child who will no longer be sleeping at home and cannot ask you for help when he or she needs it? But saying goodbye to a child or children also represents a new beginning for many parents. This is your opportunity to start the third phase of your life, when you and your partner can enjoy the freedom that comes from having no children.

Plastic surgery can help both you and your partner to look and feel better and enjoy a "second adolescence." Although sometimes it is only one partner who wants surgery, it is not uncommon for couples to come in together, something that helps cement the relationship and emphasize that this is your time together. Popular surgical procedures include eyelid surgery, facelift, tummy tuck, and breast lift.

Also popular are nonsurgical procedures that can give you a significant rejuvenation, which though more temporary, is also less expensive. Popular nonsurgical options include skin resurfacing, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and facial fillers.

On the other hand, empty nest plastic surgery, like plastic surgery following divorce, is not for everyone. It's important to be sure that the stress and loneliness of saying goodbye to children isn't making you do something you will regret later. To take an assessment of your motives and make sure you are doing something you really want, ask yourself a few questions:

  • Have I been thinking about getting plastic surgery for a while, or is this a sudden compulsion?
  • Did I do adequate research to understand the procedure and its risks?
  • Do I feel comfortable talking to my partner, friends, and even child(ren) about this decision?

If you've spent time thinking about the procedure, have taken the time to understand the procedure, and feel comfortable talking about it, you are more likely to get a positive experience from your plastic surgery.

At Park Plaza Plastic Surgery, we have extensive experience helping men and women of all ages get the confidence and happiness that comes from looking and feeling their best. To learn more about your options, please call or email Dr. Lefkovits to schedule a consultation today.