If I’m Not Ready to Commit to Surgery What Are Some Less Invasive Options to Improve My Appearance?
Cosmetic surgery is a sure-fire way to achieve a dramatic change to one’s appearance. From tummy tucks and breast implants to facelifts and liposuction, undergoing a surgical procedure will provide a noticeable improvement to one’s aesthetics. But what if you are not ready to go under the knife for a variety of reasons that may include significant financial costs and permanent solutions. Plastic surgery concerns also include infections, blood loss, blood clotting, nerve damage, organ damage, anesthesia complications and scarring. Typical internet searches find many patients asking “if I’m not ready to commit to surgery, what are some less invasive options to improve my appearance?”
In a generation wanting instant gratification, popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures can provide patients with easily achievable yet subtly noticeable improvement in just 1 office visit. In fact, many doctors will suggest that patients start with a non-invasive procedure to not only introduce them to the benefits of cosmetic treatments but also to build their confidence with a treatment that offers temporary results, basically introducing patients to the world of cosmetic treatments before making a commitment to surgery.
Botox is one of the most popular options to improve appearance without surgery. When injected properly, the results of Botox are visible after your first treatment. Addressing fine lines and wrinkles, Botox results typically last several months. Dermal fillers are a great alternative to plastic surgery as they synthetically restore hyaluronic acid to restore firmness and hydration to the skin. Fillers can add volume and smooth lines all over the face: smile, marionette and smoker’s lines around the mouth, hollowness, puffy eyes, crow’s feet and dark circles around the eyes, plumping and enhancing of the lips, and jawline contouring. Other less invasive options than surgery include laser resurfacing, threading and fat-reduction methods such as Kybella and Coolsculpting. Our skilled team at David W. Allison, MD will walk you through non-invasive cosmetic solutions and help you create a customized plan to achieve your aesthetic goals. Consultations can be scheduled by calling 703-754-8228 or by filling out a request form here WEBSITE.