Signs that You Are a Better Candidate for a Surgical vs. Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedure
Dr. Paul G. Pin is an experienced plastic surgeon and cosmetic skin care specialist who’s helped countless people in the greater Dallas, TX area. Whether it’s the latest surgical procedure or a popular non-surgical cosmetic alternative, Dr. Pin and his team always strive to help patients look younger, livelier, and more refreshed.
Even though non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as dermal fillers and BOTOX® injections have grown in popularity, there are times when plastic surgery is more ideal. Let’s go over some factors plastic surgeons consider when determining the ideal treatment for a patient.
The Presence of Loose Skin
Loose skin is a common part of the aging process. Skin laxity changes as collagen production decreases with age. Sagging around the jowls and jawline as well as the neck are especially common as people get older.
If you have mild-to-moderate issues with loose skin, you’ll still be a good candidate for non-surgical treatments. However, if you have significant problems with sagging or drooping skin, surgery is better to remove that skin and tighten up your face.
The Depth of Facial Wrinkles, Lines, and Creases
Lines and wrinkles of the face can vary in terms of their depth. Fine lines and wrinkles around the face are typically easier to treat with less invasive treatments than deep creases and folds.
For the fine lines, patients can still experience excellent results from non-surgical cosmetic treatment. Deep wrinkles or creases, however, will generally require surgery to tighten the surrounding skin and smooth the lines away.
Looking for Permanent Results
Long-lasting results are essential for many patients. If a patient wants to look younger and have those results last, that usually means going with plastic surgery. The adjustments to the skin and underlying structures of the face will have lifelong impacts on your appearance.
By comparison, the outcomes of non-surgical cosmetic treatments will only last for several months. The benefits of most dermal fillers and BOTOX® injections, for example, only last for an average of six months each.
The Desire for a One-and-Done Solution
On the note of permanent results, one if the biggest appeals of plastic surgery is that just one procedure may be all that’s necessary. While there is some downtime, just a few hours of work may allow a patient to achieve lasting anti-aging results.
With non-surgical cosmetic treatments, periodic visits to the plastic surgeon will be necessary for new sets of injections. Some patients would prefer the convenience of a single visit to the surgeon to take care of their needs.
What Kind of Treatment Is Right for Me?
There’s no single right answer to this question. Each patient is different, and each patient has different concerns on their mind. That’s why a consultation at our practice is so important.
During your visit, we will be able to assess your skin’s tightness, the depth of your wrinkles, and what your aesthetic goals are. We may suggest a combination of surgical and non-surgical treatments to help you rejuvenate your appearance and help your skin glow.
Contact Dr. Paul G. Pin
To learn more about your many options for anti-aging treatment, be sure to contact an experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon. Dr. Pin and his team are here to answer yours questions about all options available and help you look your very best.