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What are Non-Surgical Alternatives to Cosmetic Surgery?

You’ve had your coffee and clocked in the right amount of hours for sufficient sleep. So why do you always look so tired? In many cases, women who haven’t even begun to wrinkle will start seeing signs of under-eye hollowness. Whether they have a thinner face that lacks the right amount of fat to give them a full and youthful face, or they’ve started their aging cycle and the first to go was fat from the face.

Losing fat also leads to saggy skin, as gravity pulls down the skin that isn’t held up by the natural fat that most people have. This also leads to dark circles and sometimes fat move down the face and create a pouch out of place.

There are many ways to alter your face, from lipstick and eyeliner application to facelift procedures and nose jobs. It’s important to have the face you want, to like what you see in the mirror, and sometimes that takes a cosmetic surgery procedure. In the past, those procedures have often involved surgery—a facelift to remove excess skin or a rhinoplasty procedure to change the shape of your nose.

Non Surgical Alternatives to Traditionally Surgical Procedures

While surgery today is still sometimes required, far more often patients have access to revolutionary and innovative non-surgical alternatives. These non-surgical alternatives can achieve comparable effects in many cases and are generally far, far easier on the body.

This means that patients recover more quickly (when recovery is even necessary) and see results almost immediately. Non-surgical techniques generally are far less painful for patients. It’s true that, in many cases, non-surgical results do not tend to last as long as surgical results. And results from surgical procedures can be a little bolder than their non-surgical alternatives.

However, modern cosmetic surgery offers patients legitimate non-surgical alternatives to many traditionally surgical procedures. The notion of getting great results without having to go in for surgery is a powerful one. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular procedures.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

One of the most popular non-surgical treatments Dr. Rokhsar offers is the non-surgical rhinoplasty procedures. He can reshape your nose with dermal filler injections. Originally designed to fill volume in the face to mitigate the signs of aging, Dr. Rokhsar was one of the first cosmetic surgeons in the nation to use these fillers to, instead, add volume to the nose in strategically selected areas. Results can be seen immediately after the procedure, as opposed to the 12 months many surgical patients wait before they can enjoy the final result.

To read more about this procedure, check out our non-surgical nose job page.

Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty can, in some ways, be performed without surgery. It can take care of dark circles under their eyes (caused by excess tissue) as well as rejuvenate eyes that look older, tired, and sadder than they actually feel. Dr. Rokhsar injects specialized dermal fillers into the tissue under the eye, where the wrinkles and lines cause the dark circle. The added volume from these injections serves to diminish the wrinkles and, as a result, the dark circle under the eye.

To learn more about this procedure, be sure to check out our non-surgical eye lift page.

Get Rid of Wrinkles Non-Surgically

It used to be that if you wanted smoother, more youthful-looking skin on your face, the only option was a facelift procedure. Thanks to modern injectables, that’s no longer the case. Whether you’re looking to get rid of deep lines or subtle wrinkles, there are injectable options that will leave your face looking more youthful and radiant.

Those injectable options include the following:

  • Botox: Among the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the world, Botox injections target wrinkles that are caused by muscle contractions beneath the skin (for example, concentration lines or smile lines). By paralyzing those muscles and causing them to release, Botox effectively mitigates those wrinkles.
  • Juvederm: One of the most popular dermal fillers on the market, Juvederm is designed to add volume to the face, thereby diminishing wrinkles and lines. The added benefits of hyaluronic-acid based fillers such as Juvederm are two-fold: they look and feel amazingly natural and they’re reversible.
  • Bellafill: Formerly known by the name Artefill, Bellafill is the longest-lasting dermal filler on the market. Most studies have shown this particular filler can last longer than ten years with no adverse effects. If you want dermal filler results that last, Bellafill is the way to go.

To see more dermal filler options, check out our injectables page.

Non-Surgical Alternatives to the Rescue

It’s important that these non-surgical alternatives exist. Many people feel uncomfortable with certain aspects of their physiology but are either unwilling or unable to undergo surgery. Non-surgical procedures offer those patients the ability to get excellent results without the need to go under the knife.

Fillers are an excellent choice for augmenting the face with natural results. Restylane is the filler that works best to contour the face and fill in the lack of fat or support under and around the eyes.

Injectable fillers are effective ways to smooth the skin around the eyes and provide subtle, natural-looking volume to correct hollow eyes. Belotero is specially designed to diminish both fine lines around the eyes and the upper lip. It’s one of the newest fillers released onto the market that can provide volume while simultaneously hydrating the skin.

Dr. Rokhsar is among the premier non-surgical cosmetic surgeons in the New York area. To learn more about how you can get great results without the need for surgery, contact his Long Island, NY, office today to schedule a confidential consultation and get started on your transformation right away.

About author - Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, MD, FAAD, FAACS, is the founder and medical director of the New York Cosmetic, Skin, & Laser Surgery Center. Dr. Rokhsar is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Rokhsar is double board certified in dermatology and micrographic dermatologic surgery, being one of the few select dermatologists in the country who is also fellowship trained in laser surgery. A researcher and innovator, Dr. Rokhsar is the creator of the non-surgical nose job and has been instrumental in the research and development of laser systems such as the Fraxel, CO2, Mirady, Vbeam, Themitight, and Ulthera devices. An Associate Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, Dr. Rokhsar actively teaches the cosmetic dermatology clinic to the resident at Mount Sinai. An expert injector of fillers, and a trainer for many companies, patients fly in from around the world to see Dr. Rokhsar in his Garden City and Manhattan offices in New York.

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