If the early signs of aging are leaving you seeing an older looking stranger in your bathroom mirror, you may be thinking hard about how plastic surgery can improve your look. But facial cosmetic surgery procedures, such as a facelift or eyelid surgery, can be a big investment. Plus, they require a good amount of recovery time, making it difficult to work a procedure into your busy schedule.
The good news is that non-surgical cosmetic injectables, such as BOTOX®, Juvéderm® and Restylane®, can help you refresh your look and feel more confident without the downtime associated with plastic surgery. So when should you consider injectables before plastic surgery?
Concerns Addressed by Injectables
Nonsurgical injectables are a proven and popular way to reduce lines and wrinkles, increase facial volume, plump the lips, and much more. A quick appointment in our office can leave you with a glowing new look that lasts for a few months (in the case of BOTOX) or up to a year or more (in the case of dermal fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane).
BOTOX is best known for targeting dynamic wrinkles, or the ones that develop due to facial movements, such as crow’s feet around the eyes. Dermal fillers can not only address fine lines and wrinkles, but can also plump up lips, increase facial volume in the cheeks, and reduce the appearance of scars.
Injectables can actually achieve results for certain cosmetic concerns that may be better than plastic surgery. For instance, fillers can subtly boost the cheeks, and while cheek implants are available, the nonsurgical injectable option often produces a more pleasing and natural look.
When to Consider Plastic Surgery
While injectable treatments can help many men and women achieve their goals, they are not a “fix” for every cosmetic concern. For example, if you have loose or sagging facial skin, injectables won’t be able to tighten or lift that skin. In these instances, excess skin needs to be removed and the underlying tissue needs to be restructured, and that means having surgery. Cases like these can be perfect for a facelift, neck lift or eyelid lift.
Depending on your facial concerns, injectables may often be enough to achieve your goals without the need for extensive downtime. If you are still unsure, call 410-740-9330 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chang today and take the first step to becoming a new you.