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What Are Your Non-Surgical Alternatives?

posted in Botox, Facelift, Non Surgical Nosejob, Non Surgical Procedures

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 alternatives in New York is the non-surgical rhinoplasty procedures. Often called the non-surgical nose job, this procedure is designed to change the shape of the nose without requiring any incisions or any painful recovery periods. This is accomplished through the use of 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.

Patients have some flexibility when it comes to dermal fillers that can be used for non-surgical nose job procedures. Some fillers offer longer-lasting results (Bellafill, for example, can last for longer than ten years, whereas Juvederm will generally last between 12 and 18 months). This gives patients a lot of control over the duration of the final results.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty results can be seen immediately after the procedure, as opposed to the 12 months many surgical patients have to wait in order to see final results. This, combined with the fact that there is no recovery time involved in non-surgical rhinoplasty, makes this procedure an excellent alternative to traditional, surgical rhinoplasty.

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

Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty

Eyelid lift procedures are among the most popular facial plastic surgery procedures today. These days, blepharoplasty (the medical name for an eyelid lift) can be performed traditionally, with scalpels, or with laser systems.

However, blepharoplasty can, in some ways, be performed without surgery. Most people who pursue eyelid lifts for aesthetic reasons do so because the dark circles under their eyes (caused by excess tissue) make them look older, tired, and sadder than they actually feel. Getting rid of these dark circles under the eye can be accomplished in a manner fundamentally similar to non-surgical rhinoplasty.

In non-surgical eye lift procedures, specialized dermal fillers are injected 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.

This non-surgical alternative allows patients to look more youthful, more energetic and rested. There is little recovery time associated with non-surgical eye lift procedures and patients are able to see their results immediately. That offers non-surgical eye lift procedures a distinct advantage over traditional, surgical blepharoplasty.

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 these non-surgical alternative procedures—to learn 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.

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