GOING OVER THE KNIFE: NON-SURGICAL ALTERNATIVES FOR COSMETIC SURGERY

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*This is a guest article*

To look and feel their best, people may seek out cosmetic surgery procedures. Modern medical technology has produced non-surgical options that may closely replicate the results patients get with their surgical alternatives. Let’s look at the surgical and non-surgical options available to patients.

Facelift

A facelift is a surgical procedure that is meant to reduce the visible signs of aging around the face and neck. Some of these signs of aging include:

  • Jowls
  • Sagging or loose facial skin
  • Double chin or loose neck skin
  • Deep laugh lines

A facelift involves excess skin from the face being surgically removed, and the remaining skin is pulled tight to give a smoother more youthful appearance. It appeals to people, to begin with, less intense, non-surgical methods to improve the look of their faces and necks, so let’s look into some options they have available.

Injectable fillers are a popular option to plump, hydrate, and contour the face to give the face a more youthful look. There are a wide variety of filler options, depending on your needs.

Dermal fillers have different purposes and consistencies. You and your doctor may choose to use a combination of fillers for different areas of the face to attain optimal results.

Dermal fillers are not permanent, Which type of filler you choose and your body will dictate how often you may require a follow-up session for new filler.

AcuPulse™ Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing is a treatment that specializes in reducing wrinkles, fine lines, and blemishes with low energy lasers. Besides treating wrinkles, lines, and blemishes, this treatment also leaves the skin tighter, which gives the face a younger appearance without surgery.

You can expect peeling and redness after this procedure. The individual patient’s healing time will vary based on factors like the depth and strength of the treatment.

This treatment’s use of the lowest energy laser feasible for effective results does help to ensure the recovery and healing time will be kept to a minimum.

The Ultrapulse 5000 CO2 Laser® is a treatment that helps reduce or eliminate fine to medium wrinkles on the face, and specifically around the eyes and mouth. It not only erases sun-damaged and wrinkled skin, but it also stimulates new collagen to grow and tightens the already existing collagen bonds to smooth and rejuvenate the face.

This treatment requires a stringent aftercare regimen for best results. You will need to schedule 5 or 6 follow-up appointments in the first 2 weeks post-treatment. This ensures safe healing and recovery of the treatment sites.

Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical procedure involving a cannula, or tube, going underneath the skin, into fat deposits, breaking them up, and removing them from the body via suction.

Liposuction is utilized in small, targeted areas of fat buildup such as the abdominal region, arms, or hips. Liposuction is not intended for weight loss, like bariatric surgery. Its purpose is to remove fat deposits and improve the shape of the body.

UltraShape® Fat Reduction is an effective non-surgical way to remove fat permanently from the body. Instead of using heat or freezing fat deposits, it relies upon focused pulses of ultrasound to rupture the fat cells. The body can absorb the contents of the fat cells after they are emptied, and you are left with a slimmer-looking physique.

The full treatment will take place over three sessions. The sessions are spaced two weeks apart. There is absolutely no downtime with this procedure.

Body Contouring

Body contouring is an umbrella term for various surgeries that entail removal of excess skin from different areas of the body after weight loss, or due to loss of elasticity. This is meant to give your body a more streamlined silhouette and improve aesthetic appeal by getting rid of sagging skin.

Some procedures that are included in the realm of body contouring include:

  • Arm lift
  • Tummy tuck
  • Lower body lift
  • Medial thigh lift

People are often desperate for ways to eliminate excess skin after weight loss or as they age. Diet and exercise alone will not cause the skin to regain its previous shape. This is why medical intervention is necessary to get the skin back to how it was.

ThermiTight™ Skin Tightening is a less-invasive treatment option people can choose to help the skin get back into shape without skin removal surgery. This procedure involves a small probe being inserted underneath the skin and heating both the dermis and subdermis to an optimal temperature of between 42-44°C. This heating causes the collagen within the skin’s layers to begin to contract and tighten, making the skin as a whole tighter over time.

This procedure can be used anywhere excess skin might be, such as arms, abdominal region, and thighs. For best results, there should be very little fat underneath the skin to be treated. In some cases, patients choose to combine this procedure with liposuction or other fat-removal options.

The procedure has very little downtime and most patients can resume normal daily activities quickly. It may take from 2 to 12 months to see the final results of the procedure as the skin heals and tightens.

Scheduling A Consultation

If you are in the Naples area of South Florida, you might want to consider reaching out to the team at the Aesthetic Surgery Center to schedule a consultation about your cosmetic improvement options. Whether you choose surgical or non-surgical options, you will be in good hands.

The team has access to high-level technology that is sure to deliver the results you are looking for. Besides their commendable and innovative approach to implementing and creating medical technology, the doctors and staff care about the patients’ goals and well-being. Give them a call today.

Thank you for reading.

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