3 Non-Invasive Alternatives to Cosmetic Surgery
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With non-invasive cosmetic surgeries going up by 44%, there’s no doubt that clients are happy with the outcomes. Do you have plans to change enhance your appearance through surgery? If yes, have you thought about any alternatives to going under the knife? Non-invasive surgeries continue to gain ground as people prefer these alternatives. Moreover, there has been the realization that non-invasive alternatives have fewer side effects and recovery times are incredibly short. Here are some alternatives worth considering.
1. Non-surgical facelifts
Traditional facelifts involve incisions from the temples along the hairlines. The cut is then extended from the front of the ears and ends behind them. This is when the loose skin around the face is pulled up (lifted) and stitched to create a tighter appearance. In some cases, the incision extends to the neck to take care of any loose skin in that area. It is a major surgery with the risk of serious complications if not handled by an expert surgeon. This intensified research to find safer alternatives to the full facelift.
Thankfully, this led to the discovery of the botulinum neurotoxin, otherwise known as Botox. With a few injections in targeted areas, a client who uses this option can have an instant facial enhancement akin to a facelift. Therefore, it is unsurprising that many people have resorted to Botox to improve their facial appearance. Another non-surgical option is the use of PDO Threads. These are medical-grade threads introduced right under the skin to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They can last for 18 months and beyond until the next session.
2. Lip injections
Lip augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure in the United States and worldwide. People believe that a fuller mouth is more appealing than a thinner one. It is the main thing driving the ‘bee-stung’ lips craze. Did you know that the fuller mouth preference did not start in the 21st century? The first lip augmentation was recorded in the 1960s. Silicone was used, but it raised health concerns that made the medical world scrap it. This was later replaced by bovine collagen. However, as demand increased, lip implants were introduced.
It involved making a cut in the lips to insert the implants. This is a more permanent option to satisfy the growing demand among clients. The only way to resolve it is to have another surgery to remove the implants. Fortunately, there is a non-invasive option that requires a few lip injections or fillers. These alternatives last 12 – 18 months before breaking down or until the next round of fillers. Non-invasive lip augmentation has been popularized by celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and many others.
3. Coolsculpting: an alternative to liposuction
This innovative technique was primarily designed to handle stubborn belly and abdominal fat. Now, it is used for other body parts where excess fats are located. This non-invasive cosmetic procedure breaks down and freezes fat cells in different body parts. Cellulite is a common problem for women worldwide, and CoolSculpting has helped provide a solution. Undoubtedly, it is an excellent alternative to liposuction and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).
Although CoolSculpting has side effects, it is nothing compared to a tummy tuck and liposuction. It may be why first-timers considering body augmentations try this non-invasive procedure first. Fortunately, people who tried it the first time were happy with the results. It is, therefore, not surprising that most CoolSculpting clients are repeat customers.
*This article is based on personal suggestions and/or experiences and is for informational purposes only. This should not be used as professional advice. Please consult a professional where applicable.