Party Perfect: Which Procedures Can Help Me Look My Best at Holiday Parties This Year?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or so the song goes. And it is, for the most part, a wonderful time of year, filled with festive lights, thoughtful gifts that are given and received, friendly get-togethers, holiday music and cherished memories. Oh, and sugary confections, salty snacks, rich meals, generous servings of alcohol, family-related stress, weight gain, sleep lost due to parties and a general sense of overindulgence being “allowed” because, well, it’s the holidays. Anything goes, right? Don’t get us wrong, at H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery + MedSpa, we’re no Scrooges. A little overindulgence, especially during the holidays, never hurt anyone. But perhaps a visit to H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery + MedSpa for a beauty refresher is in order for cosmetic surgery holidays. If you’re too busy for cosmetic surgery or treatments most of the year, the holiday season is prime time. Many men and women pair their holiday time off with cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments. Start the New Year with a whole new look! While plastic surgery and small procedures during the holiday season does have many benefits, it might complicate holiday parties. This guide will help you plan and know when you’ll be party perfect after plastic surgery.

Minimal Downtime Treatments

Facial Treatments

MedSpa Facial Treatments are the perfect option for major rejuvenation with minimal downtime. After all of the late-night parties, stress that surrounds the holidays and dehydration brought on by salty foods or alcohol intake, one of H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery + MedSpa’s facial treatments might be just what the doctor ordered to refresh and rejuvenate your skin. We have many different options, including specially customized treatments that target exactly what you need. For instance, the H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery + MedSpa Signature Peel helps with the fading of pigmented spots, decreased surface roughness and reduction of fine lines. For most exfoliating facials, you don’t need more than a few hours to a day or two of downtime.  If you add a chemical peel to your facial, be sure to talk to your provider about how much peeling you might anticipate.  Peels are super customized to your needs and vary in strength, so some might be done peeling in a few days, other might take 2 to 3 weeks.


Perhaps Santa was extra good to you this year, and you want to reward yourself with something a bit more long-lasting. Facial injectables are a great way to plump and smooth out your face. H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery + MedSpa offers multiple different types of injectables, a great way to go into the new year with a wrinkle-free face! From Juvéderm to Botox, the experts at H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery + MedSpa can guide you (and your face) in the right direction. For Botox, you won’t need more than a few hours of downtime for any sign of treatment to diminish.  However, if you’re wanting to walk into your next party with a line-free forehead, it will take about 7 to 10 days for your Botox to take full effect.  Fillers may cause bruising and swelling, so we suggest that you have these done about a week or two before any special event.  This also allows time for touch ups if needed. 

Body Contouring Procedures

If you are ready to take the leap and invest in your body, H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery + MedSpa offers a wide variety of body contouring procedures that will contour and shape your physique. Reduce pockets of stubborn fat with CoolSculpting® Charlotte NC and permanently embrace a whole new you next year.  You can also build muscle and tone your biceps, buttocks and abs with EmSculpt treatment – working out muscles in ways that can’t be achieved even if  you spent hours in the gym.

Surgical Options


If you’re seeing the signs of aging in your face, it might be time for a facelift. This procedure lifts and tightens sagging skin, repositions facial tissue, and takes years off of your look. With a facelift you can start next year looking like you did in 2005… or maybe even 2000. If you’re planning a holiday time facelift, give yourself at least 1-2 weeks for recovery. You will have bruising and swelling, but these will fade as your face and neck heal. Much of the bruising can be covered with makeup once you’re sufficiently healed. If you opt for a MACS lift, rather than the full facelift, you will be party perfect even sooner. Most patients have a recovery time of less than a week.

Hair Restoration

For many men and women with hair loss, a full head of hair is the only holiday gift they really want. At H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery + MedSpa we’re pleased to offer hair transplantation using NeoGraft. This procedure can restore a full head of hair and bring back confidence. Love how you look when you look in the mirror. One of the biggest benefits of NeoGraft is the quick recovery time. Many patients return to work the next day. It can take time for the hair to restablish and for your look to become party perfect, but you’ll certainly be able and ready to attend holiday parties within days of your procedure. NeoGraft is gentle with little to no discomfort and is the least invasive hair transplantation procedure available. This holiday season, give yourself the gift of hair.

Breast Augmentation

If you’re planning a breast augmentation this holiday season, you should have no problem looking and feeling great in time for holiday celebrations. Most patients can return to their regular activities in just a few days. As long as you’re careful with hugs and avoid lifting, you should be ready to attend parties shortly after surgery. It can take time for the breasts to soften and fall into their natural positions, but with careful outfit choices, you’ll look amazing.


Come in for liposuction now and soon you could be enjoying a 4-6 inch loss from your waistline or the six-pack you’ve always dreamed about and never achieved. Most patients recover in about 1-2 weeks. After this you will have some residual swelling which can linger for a few months, but don’t worry, it won’t get in the way of looking great at holiday parties. Many patients say it is barely noticeable. Indulge in the extra holiday cookie without guilt this year… liposuction can help you lose that stubborn fat. What’s your secret to looking great this holiday season? All in all, the holidays are a favorite time of year, a time when people take a break from “real life” and are a little more lax about self-care. If you feel that you are in need of some rejuvenation or refreshing after the holidays, don’t hesitate to give H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery + MedSpa a call at 704-659-9000 or schedule a consultation.

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