Life in Philadelphia gives residents a lot of options. If you enjoy art and history, you’ll find all kinds of interesting things to see and explore in the area. If you’re more of a homebody, you’ll appreciate that the cost of living is lower than in many other cities of the same size. Finally, the job market in Philadelphia is quite strong and the opportunities are plentiful. It’s a great place to live and work!
A Strong Community in Philadelphia
Philadelphia is the 5th largest city in the United States. In addition to Fairmount Park, which is more than 9000 acres, there are many walking paths, parks, and other green spaces that make life in this city very enjoyable. The schools are excellent and there are multiple universities and colleges, making Philadelphia a great place to raise a family with strong opportunities for a bright future.
Activities for Kids and Adults
The city of Philadelphia is rich in cultural opportunities and spaces to have fun. You’ll need to run up the “Rocky” steps and take a photo with the Liberty Bell. History buffs will enjoy spending time at Independence Hall and the Museum of the American Revolution. Philadelphia also boasts a marvelous art museum. If you enjoy cool breezes and leaves crunching underfoot, make sure you take a fall ghost tour!
Life Stress in Philly
Life in Philadelphia can be lovely, but life anywhere, especially in an urban area, can also be stressful. If you love learning about local history but don’t care to have the history of your skin show up in the mirror, it may be time to consider a cosmetic procedure at the Glasgold Group in nearby Princeton, NJ.
Before you can choose a treatment, however, you will want to figure out your specific aesthetic concerns and goals. That can be a little more complicated than it seems! Here are some procedures that could help you reach your goals.
Dullness Vs. Wrinkles: Do You Need a Chemical Peel?
Do you think you look tired? First, make sure that you are:
- Staying hydrated
- Getting enough sleep
- Reducing chronic stress
- Eating well
If your skin is still dull despite staying on top of basic self-care tasks, a chemical peel may be a good choice. During a chemical peel, a layer of dull, damaged skin is removed so new skin cells can grow back. The deeper the peel, the more dramatic the results, and the longer it will take for you to recover.
The deepest peels are one-time procedures and cost up to $3,000, whereas you can get a light peel done every two to five weeks for $150 or less per treatment. The results from a chemical peel regimen will take time to show up, but the benefits include a reduction in blemishes, scars, and discoloration.
Struggling with Laugh and Frown Lines?
If you notice crinkles at the corners of your eyes or deep furrows between your brows, even when you’re not smiling or frowning, then you may be a good candidate for Botox. Botox therapy temporarily disrupts facial muscle activity that causes these dynamic wrinkles, smoothing them and making you look younger.
Once you get a Botox treatment, the results will appear in a week or two and last for 3-4 months. Depending on the size of the treatment area and the number of shots, Botox can cost less than $1,000 per session.
Tired or Sagging Eyelids?
Does the skin around your eyes make it look like you don’t sleep well, even when you’re well-rested and ready to tackle the day? If so, then you may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).
This surgery can tackle the problem of tired eyes in two ways. First, it addresses sagging skin above the eyes that may give you a hooded look, which brightens your face and makes your eyes appear larger and more awake. Sagging or pouching below the eyes can also be addressed by removing small pockets of fat and tightening up loose skin.
Depending on the complexity of your procedure, you can expect to pay up to $6,000 for your surgery. You can elect to have your surgeon correct the upper lids, the lower lids, or both!
Sagging Below the Jaw Line
Over time, the skin will lose its ability to hold its shape and may droop below the line of the jaw. This drooping skin can cause jowls or a double chin to form. It can also create wrinkles and folds beside your mouth or a crease between your mouth and nose. A facelift, which can cost between $10,000 and $14,000, can tighten the skin and rejuvenate the face, helping you to look and feel 10-15 years younger.
Structural Corrections For Your Nose
If your nose detracts from the rest of your facial aesthetics, then you might be a good candidate for rhinoplasty or a “nose job.” As with any plastic surgery, the goal of the surgery is to boost your confidence and bring harmony and balance to your face.
Will nose surgery correct all of the problems in your life? Of course not, but having more confidence and comfort in your appearance will make troubles easier to tackle. A nose job will typically not cost more than $7,500.
The Initial Consultation
The Glasgold Group in Princeton, New Jersey, is less than an hour from the city of Brotherly Love. The two leading physicians at the practice, Dr. Robert and Dr. Mark Glasgold, want to make you fully aware of your options when considering plastic surgery. They also strive to make natural-looking changes that will lead to the best results. Plastic surgery is about enhancement, not a complete remake of your face.
During your consultation, you’ll go over your goals and concerns with an experienced plastic surgeon. You should be prepared to go over your medical history to ensure that you are healthy enough for your chosen procedure. Don’t forget to bring a list of questions to the meeting!
Preparation and Aftercare
Surgical procedures will require you to make specific changes to your routine in the lead-up to the surgery. You may need to change or pause your medications for a short time, change what you eat, and prepare your home for the recovery period.
You will need a driver for your appointment and someone to stay with you after your procedure to make sure you don’t suffer complications. You’ll also be given an aftercare checklist to follow. The less invasive procedures will have fewer restrictions, but you should still review the rules and risks.
The most important thing you can do prior to your procedure is to reduce your exposure to cigarette smoke. If your partner smokes, make sure they do it outside your home. If you smoke, now is the ideal time to stop. You’ll heal much more quickly and the risks of surgery will be reduced.
Choosing plastic surgery is choosing yourself and investing in your confidence. If you’d like to learn more about your options in the Philadelphia, PA area, contact the Glasgold Group to schedule a consultation at 732-846-6540