If you’re unhappy about your face or body, you might be considering plastic surgery procedures but also worrying about the risks and costs. You might also be reluctant to make a permanent change to your body.
After all, cosmetic procedures can be expensive. The recovery can mean a lot of pain, inconvenience, and time off from work.
Thankfully, whether you want a facelift, nose job or full body enhancement, you now have non-invasive options that can save you time and pain. Better yet, many of these procedures are temporary.
Read on to learn about some common non-invasive cosmetic elective procedures.
Botox Facial Treatments
As one of the most common cosmetic procedures, Botox injections can improve the look of your face without the cost or recovery time of other plastic surgery procedures.
These injections work by relaxing the muscles to smooth out wrinkles as well as help with conditions like chronic migraines. It takes a few days for the injections to work, and their results are temporary but can last past three months.
Non-Surgical Nose Jobs
If you’re unhappy with your nose but don’t want to go under the knife for a regular nose job, a plastic surgeon can use fillers to make your nose look more symmetrical or have less of a bump.
Do know that this less invasive procedure is temporary and has some limitations. For example, it can’t give you a smaller nose, but it can smooth out a bump.
Body Contouring Services
If you’re unhappy with your loose skin and want to reduce the appearance of cellulite, you can achieve cosmetic enhancement through body contouring services like Cold Sculpting.
These services use a machine that targets your fat cells either with heat or cold to make your cellulite less noticeable and your skin more elastic. The results do take some time to show, and you may find you need more than one treatment session.
Also, know you won’t see actual weight loss with these medical cosmetic enhancements.
Lip Filler Injections
When you have thin lips, you might find that even lipstick doesn’t give you the desired results. That’s where lip filler injections provide a non-invasive way to give you plumper lips.
In addition to making your lips fuller, these cosmetic elective procedures can change the structure and shape of your lips. Like with other non-invasive cosmetic procedures, you can expect a temporary result of up to six months and then need follow-up treatments to maintain your new lips.
Double Chin Reduction
If you’ve got a double chin or one that’s just too full, consider chin reduction injections as an alternative to more invasive cosmetic surgery like liposuction.
Best for moderate to severe cases, this procedure involves injecting an acid that will go after your chin’s fat cells. The result is a firmer, slimmer chin after between two to four treatments.
Non-Invasive Face Lift
Whether your skin is sagging or you want to get rid of wrinkles, you no longer have a traditional facelift as your only option.
Instead, consider a liquid facelift that involves injecting gel fillers, and sometimes Botox, into the targeted areas of your face. When done by a qualified plastic surgeon, you’ll usually be able to enjoy your new look for two years before needing to get touchups.
Consider These Cosmetic Elective Procedures
These options may be right for you if don’t need to make a major change and are fine with needing the touchups required for these temporary cosmetic elective procedures.
It’s helpful to meet up with a local cosmetic surgeon for a consultation. He or she can suggest specific treatments, inform you about risks, and help you choose the right non-invasive procedure for you.
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