When to Choose Cosmetic Surgery Vs Nonsurgical Facial Rejuvenation
One of the hardest things for humans to accept is change. This is especially true when the change has to do with the way that we appear. Looking in the mirror and seeing the telltale signs of aging, including drooping skin, wrinkles, and loss of facial volume can be overwhelming.
In response to this, the cosmetic industry has created many options that people can use to look younger and to feel better about the way they look. Some of these options include facelifts, fat graphs, fillers, and laser procedures. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the anti-aging procedures and surgeries available. Some may wonder if cosmetic surgery or nonsurgical facial rejuvenation is best for them.
The first thing to remember is that cosmetic surgery and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation are designed to do completely different things. In rare instances, they do the same thing, but in drastically different ways.
An example of this is procedures that are used to stop the deepening of the nasolabial folds on a person’s face; these folds are the creases that start from the side of the nose and extend to the corner of the mouth.
A second thing to remember is that most nonsurgical therapies are easy to have done and require little to no downtime. In the above mentioned example a person could have a dermal filler injection during their lunch hour and return to work with little to no side effects. However, if a person had nose surgery done, they would have multiple weeks of downtime, and the entire recovery process would be for an extended length of time.
Surgical options are permanent. If a person has a facelift, for example, it will last for more than a decade. Dermal filler injections will need to be repeated every three to four months.
Finally, there are some procedures that nonsurgical treatments cannot address at this point in time. For example, if a person has jowls that hang very low or if they have serious issues with the position of their brow, surgery is the only answer.
If you are considering having cosmetic work done, take the time to do research on the procedures that you are contemplating. By speaking to a surgeon, you can learn about the options that are available to you.
You and the doctor can create a treatment program that will give you the appearance you desire. Contact Colton Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and see what options we can offer you.