Going “under the knife” is so 20th century. Today, patients want to look younger without going through actual surgery, and there are more such options all the time. In a busy world, it’s tough for patients to take time off to recover from plastic surgery, and any type of surgery involves risks. Many non-surgical, or non-invasive, cosmetic procedures take just a short while with little or no downtime. You can even have work done on your lunch break.
In the past, getting rid of a double chin might mean liposuction. Today, there are injections that eliminate the fat permanently. Kybella treatments require four to six visits each a month apart. Doctors perform 12 to 50 injections per visit, all of which takes about 15 minutes. Kybella, which consists of a natural substance known as deoxycholic acid, absorbs fat cells. It works gradually, but that’s a plus. The look is natural, and people don’t suspect you had a cosmetic procedure done.
The so-called “liquid facelift” involves using fillers to achieve the same look as a surgical lift. Unlike a surgical lift, the effect is temporary, but it’s also a lot cheaper and safer. The entire procedure usually doesn’t take more than half an hour. These injectable fillers, including Botox and products containing hyaluronic acid, erase lines and wrinkles and can add volume. They also fix asymmetries, which was previously possible only with surgery. Depending on exactly what is done, the effects can last for several months or a few years.
Laser therapy can tighten your skin naturally. The laser induces collagen protein reaction to cause gradual skin tightening. Skin begins producing new collagen, which creates tighter skin more quickly. A series of Fraxel laser treatments helps reduce age spots, erase fine lines and rejuvenate the complexion.
Another option for eradicating fat is via radiowaves. Vanquish, as the procedure is known, removes fat by the use of a deep-tissue heating device with radiowaves. The device never touches the skin, and is safe and painless. After four treatments spaced one to two weeks apart, a patient may lose up to 60 percent of fat cells in the treated area. Results may last for months, although they vary by individual.
If you decide to pursue noninvasive cosmetic surgery, make sure to use the services of a cosmetic dermatologist.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about plastic surgery, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!