Are you familiar with the world of nonsurgical treatments? Many interesting options are available on the market – from jawline reshaping, to double chin treatment, to a nose job or cheekbone enhancement. As a matter of fact, many proven techniques are now accessible. These procedures represent a safe and easy way to enhance a part of your body without the cost of surgery and the downtime that usually comes with it. Over the years, nonsurgical treatments have evolved to become a very interesting alternative to surgery and were designed to be within reach to the average client.
So, what are the big differences between these two options? Let’s dive in by exploring a few of the most popular procedures.
Nonsurgical nose job vs. rhinoplasty
A nonsurgical nose job is achieved by using filler. This procedure can take as little as 20 minutes and does not require a recovery period, which means the patient can resume one’s daily activities quickly. The results are expected to last between six months and a year.
Rhinoplasty, on the other side, can be done under general or local anesthesia with sedation and requires a recovery period during which time the patient should avoid social events for two weeks in order for the swelling to reduce. Several follow-up appointments will also be scheduled.
Nonsurgical facelift vs. facelift
Many nonsurgical options can give your face the refresh it sometimes needs. Some of the most popular treatments are injections such as Botox and Dysport – wrinkle relaxing solutions which can give the face a more rested appearance without changing the overall facial expression. Among other procedures, it is possible to add volume to the cheekbones, temples, and chin that have lost volume over the years.
A facelift can resolve many issues one may have, from raising eyebrows to correcting droopiness or restoring the youthful appearance of cheekbones, improving smile lines around the mouth, redraping neck skin, and much more. As opposed to the nonsurgical approach, the results of a facelift will last for a very long time – about 10 years.
Belkyra vs. liposuction
Belkyra offers a way to reduce the appearance of a double chin without surgery. This technique is very simple: an injectable solution is used to dissolve fat. After two to three treatments, the procedure is complete.
Liposuction, on the other hand, removes fat from specific areas of the body such as the abdomen, love handles, back rolls, thighs, and arms. Requiring only one session, this procedure will provide final results that will be noticeable a few weeks later.
Under-eye fillers vs. blepharoplasty
The use of fillers is very common as they soften facial wrinkles and act as a volumizer by hydrating, reshaping, and lifting desired areas. No recovery period is necessary for this treatment that only takes a few minutes.
If you’re looking for a more rested look, the blepharoplasty is a procedure that can improve the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids providing you with a rejuvenated appearance. You will need to factor in one to two weeks of recovery time, but you can expect the results to last about 10 years.
PRP vs. hair transplant
PRP for hair loss is a safe and effective process that can rejuvenate capillary tissues to give thicker, more full hair. It usually requires three to four treatments (four to six weeks apart, and then an annual maintenance treatment).
On the other hand, a hair transplant might be an option for you. The first session will take about four to eight hours and another procedure may be necessary at a later time if the hair is lost continuously. With a downtime around two to five days, the final results will be seen a few months after the procedure.
There is no right or wrong when it comes to choosing nonsurgical over surgical transformations, or the opposite. It really depends on what you want to achieve, the budget you have, and the time you can take off for recovery.
Still not sure which avenue to take? Dr. Karl Schwarz and his team of experts will be able to guide you toward the most adapted procedure based on your needs and will answer all your questions.