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Planning a “Touch Up” Before Vacation?  Kelsey-Seybold Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Experts Say to Factor In Weeks, Sometimes Months to be Summer Ready

Houston (March 29, 2016) – Springtime is often thought of as a time of rebirth. The same can be said for people looking to enhance their appearance with cosmetic procedures before frolicking outdoors in the warm (or hot) summer months. When it comes to unveiling the new you, timing is crucial.

"We encourage patients considering any cosmetic procedure or surgery to make a decision as early in the year as possible – summer is around the corner and most patients want to be looking and feeling their best by June," said Jamal Bullocks, M.D., F.A.C.S., Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. "Both surgical, non-surgical and even non-invasive procedures all require time to realize the full effect or for a complete healing." 

Common procedures patients are asking for in preparation for the summer months (and wedding season) include breast surgery, body contouring and facial procedures, including face lifts, brow lifts, rhinoplasty (nose job), blepharoplasty (eyelid tuck) and chemical laser resurfacing which treats wrinkles, liver/age spots, uneven skin tone/texture, scars and sun-damage.

"Surgical procedures like breast surgery, body contouring and facial surgery will require at least 2 weeks of down time and up to twelve weeks before all the swelling, bruising and scaring is healed," said Dr. Bullocks. "Many non-invasive procedures like CoolSculpting have very little to no down-time, but may need as much as 8 weeks for patients to see the full effects. Even procedures like a chemical peel or skin resurfacing with a Fraxel Laser will cause sun sensitivity for up to six weeks."

The Kelsey-Seybold plastic surgery and cosmetic dermatology team offers procedures to enhance features using state-of-the-art technology, from breast augmentation to brow lifts; CoolSculpting to Fraxel laser skin resurfacing. 

"Our patients are looking for us to help guide their decision-making as well as expert execution of the prescribed procedures," said Dr. Bullocks. "Our highly trained cosmetic and plastic surgery team members work with patients every day to help them feel and look their best, enhancing natural beauty using the technology and tools to help us achieve those results with as little down time as possible – but even the less invasive procedures require time before you unveil the totally new you." 

Patients seeking the care of a highly specialized plastic surgery team can visit for more information about procedures offered through Kelsey-Seybold's cosmetic and plastic surgery team, as well as information about the medications, technology and tools used to achieve desired results. Prospective patients may also schedule a consultation with Dr. Bullocks by calling 713-442-1122.

About Kelsey-Seybold

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston's premier multispecialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in Houston's renowned Texas Medical Center. More than 850 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 40 locations in the Greater Houston area. Kelsey-Seybold offers quality medical care in 65+ medical specialties. The organization operates the largest freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center in the state of Texas and offers state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam and Varian Edge radiation therapy technology at a nationally accredited Cancer Center. An accredited Sleep Center, comprehensive laboratory services, advanced imaging and diagnostics, 24 onsite Kelsey pharmacies and one specialty pharmacy, and MyKelseyOnline, a secure web portal, are part of its comprehensive offerings. Kelsey-Seybold partners with major insurers to offer value-based commercial health plans. KelseyCare Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan offered to Houston-area beneficiaries and affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, has achieved the coveted 5-out-of-5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for eight consecutive years.

Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization and is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center and Endoscopy Center.

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic achieved a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 91. NPS is the global standard for measuring customer loyalty and satisfaction. An NPS score of 70 or higher is considered by industry experts to be "world class" and an indicator of overwhelming customer loyalty.

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