Looking for Alternatives to Plastic Surgery?
- Posted on: Jun 15 2019
Cosmetic procedures have helped many of our patients achieve the results they have desired. Changing an aspect of your appearance doesn’t only refresh you on the outside; our patients quickly discover that resolving a cosmetic concern also increases their sense of emotional wellness. Looking younger or slimmer or more proportionate can support you in numerous ways. You may know this and still have a desire to address your cosmetic concerns without surgery. Here, we discuss a few possibilities.
Fat Loss without Liposuction
While liposuction remains the ideal technique for more substantial fat-reduction, a few nonsurgical alternatives to this procedure have made their way into our practice.
- CoolSculpting nonsurgical body contouring destroys fat via a process called cryolipolysis. Each treatment causes crystals to form in targeted fat cells. The body then perceives these fat cells as damaged, leading to their elimination.
- BodyTite destroys fat cells using controlled radio frequency energy and gentle suction. The procedure is performed using a local anesthetic and a two-pronged handheld device. One prong is inserted just beneath the skin and one passes over the skin. Radiofrequency is sandwiched in between. This melts fat so the internal cannula can extract melted fat and the overlying skin simultaneously tightens.
Skin Lifting without a Facelift
Lines and wrinkles are only part of the aging problem. These concerns are commonly addressed with Botox and other injectables. Sagging skin is another issue altogether. When superficial tissue sags from the mid-face, jowling begins and fatty tissue accumulates beneath the chin. we have two ways of addressing these problems without surgically lifting the subdermal tissues.
- FaceTite, the facial sister to BodyTite, provokes meaningful change in facial contours by heating the skin and underlying connective tissue with radiofrequency. The two prongs of the handpiece direct energy inward and outward at the same time, achieving maximum effects in a single treatment.
- Kybella is an injectable treatment we can’t overlook for the correction of submental fullness. A series of treatments may be needed in some cases but the results of chin contouring can last years with minimal upkeep such as maintaining a healthy weight and protecting the skin from UV damage.
You don’t have to choose plastic surgery to feel great about your appearance. Learn more about our nonsurgical facial rejuvenation and body contouring treatments. Schedule your consultation at 713.271.9000.
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