Nonsurgical Alternatives to Invasive Plastic Surgery

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Plastic surgery is no longer the taboo subject it once was. These days, it has become more and more common for people to open up about having work done, whether major (nose job) or minor (lip injections). While you may think that plastic surgery is reserved only for wealthy celebrities, many procedures fall on the more affordable side, making them more accessible to the everyday person.

One of the biggest downsides to plastic surgery, however, is that these procedures tend to be invasive and require a substantial amount of recovery time, which simply isn’t a realistic option for many people. The good news is there are now tons of noninvasive options out there if you still wish to change some aspect of your appearance. Here are a few of the best nonsurgical alternatives to invasive plastic surgery.

Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty

One of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedures is nonsurgical rhinoplasty. This procedure is perfect for anyone with a small imperfection on their nose that they wish to fix or smooth out. During this procedure, your doctor will inject a filler, most commonly Restylane or Juvederm, into the nose to create a smoother, more streamlined look. Unlike a traditional rhinoplasty, the results from a nonsurgical nose job are temporary and typically only last about six months to a year. This is good news for anyone who is considering getting a traditional nose job but is nervous about taking the plunge. Nonsurgical rhinoplasty allows you to see how your nose would look if you did decide to opt for a permanent procedure.

Laser Hair Removal 

Whether you’re someone who shaves just your armpits or your entire body, it’s safe to say that shaving can be a gruelling and time-consuming part of any self-care routine. Laser hair removal offers a noninvasive solution to getting rid of any unwanted body hair for a longer period of time.  When going in for laser hair removal treatment, your doctor will apply a hand-held light laser device to your skin, treating the areas with unwanted body hair. Laser hair removal works by damaging the hair follicles, which prevents new hair from growing in those areas. Laser hair removal typically requires several treatments, usually between two and six treatments. Many people opt for laser hair removal as a way to avoid having to shave every day, making this treatment a great option if you find yourself dreading this step in your shower routine.

Lip Injections 

You may have noticed your favourite celebrities rocking plumper pouts these days, and while overlining your lips and using plumping gloss can add more fullness to your lips, the only way to see long-lasting results is by getting lip injections. Lip injections are noninvasive and can be done on your lunch break, making this type of procedure one of the easiest and most convenient. To avoid looking like a pufferfish, make sure to choose a reputable doctor who will be able to work with the natural shape of your lips and create an effortless look. Before administering your lip injections, your doctor will first numb the area to minimize pain and make the entire process more comfortable. You may feel a slight prick and some pressure, but any uncomfortable feelings should wear off shortly after the treatment. Lip injections typically last for about 6 months, so make sure this is something you can afford to maintain before going in for a treatment.

CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures today, as it provides dramatic results in a relatively short period of time. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat-freezing procedure that reduces fat from certain areas of the body. Some of the most common areas for CoolSculpting treatments include the abdomen, inner thighs, and chin area, as these parts of the body tend to be the most problematic for many people. CoolSculpting is performed by using an applicator to freeze and permanently damage fat cells using extremely cold temperatures. CoolSculpting typically requires one to three sessions in order to achieve maximum results, so be sure to consider if you’re willing to return for multiple sessions before scheduling a consultation.

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