If you are looking into getting cosmetic surgery, you might find yourself getting a little overwhelmed with all the different procedures that are on offer. It also might be a little scary to contemplate an extreme surgery so if you are feeling a little unsure about going under the knife, here are some less invasive procedures that might be more up your street.
Liposuction removes fat from body areas such as the abdomen, thighs, chin, arms, or hips. The more newly developed laser-assisted treatment allows surgeons to liquefy the fatty deposits prior to removing them, which means they are able to make smaller incisions. Check out liposuction at Cadogan Clinic to see what kind of technique might be best for you.
The facelift is used to give the patient a more youthful appearance but these days more and more patients are opting for injectable wrinkle treatments or fillers rather than facelift surgery. This leads us on to the next procedure.
Dermal Fillers and Botox
Deep wrinkles on the face often respond well to dermal fillers and just a quick injection will give you immediate results. This procedure should last for months but can sometimes last years! Either way, it is a treatment that will need to be repeated. Wrinkles caused by muscles, like crow’s feet or forehead wrinkles, respond well to the injection of botulinum toxin (Botox). These injections work by relaxing the muscles in the face and smoothing out those wrinkles.
Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty
Eyelid surgery is meant to improve the look of tired, haggard-looking eyes by removing the excess skin around the eyes that cause sagging or drooping eyelids. It involves a tiny incision on the upper eyelid or under the lower eyelid, where they remove the excess skin and fat.
Some skin treatments
We are seeing more and more people going for fractional skin resurfacing treatments that use lasers instead of the more abrasive skin techniques that have previously been used to treat complaints such as wrinkles, ageing spots, or scarring. Less invasive treatments like chemical peels and microneedling are also increasing in popularity. A chemical peel involves a chemical solution being applied to the face to remove the top layers of skin – smoother skin then grows to replace this and results in a smoother, more youthful-looking face.
Tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty
The tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure is designed to remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen. There have been some developments in cryotechnology techniques that can actually freeze your abdominal fat cells so that the body can then reabsorb them naturally. The excess skin is then treated with radio waves to shrink the loose, hanging skin rather than removing it surgically.
The “tip flip” is a five-minute nonsurgical rhinoplasty (a nose job). The base of everyone’s nose tends to lose a bit of volume over time and a tip flip works by creating nasal projection and rotating the tip of the nose up to reverse this effect. An alternative to a more invasive, restructuring nose job.