Why Mix Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatments?

Why Mix Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatments? | RefinedMD

Why Mix Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatments?

Increasingly, you may have noticed non-surgical treatments like injectables (Botox and dermal fillers in particular), Ultherapy, facials, laser skin rejuvenation, chemical peels, and more are options often available at cosmetic surgery clinics. At RefinedMD, we offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures because you simply can’t get optimal results with a standalone treatment in most cases. The American Academy of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery reports that 80 percent of all procedures performed by facial plastic surgeons in recent years were considered “cosmetically non-invasive.” Even if you’re not considering surgery like a face lift or eyelid lift, it makes sense to want a highly skilled medical professional taking care of your needs.

Who would you rather have perform a treatment like lip fillers—someone at a day spa or a skin care expert in a clinical setting? The choice is obvious. When it comes to both surgical and non-surgical treatments, it’s not just the procedure itself (or the product) but the skill of the provider that makes all the difference. Even when a procedure is temporary, such as a lip flip (which typically lasts up to three months), you want a process that’s comfortable and an outcome that you’ll love. You’re much more likely to get that when you work with a team of medical providers that counts with MDs on site.

Mixing and Matching

It is very common to undergo non-surgical procedures alongside cosmetic surgery. This can improve overall results and is much more efficient. Many times, you can even get non-surgical procedures during the same appointment as a surgery. This can increase comfort as well as compound the recovery process. For instance, getting a chemical peel at the same time as an eyelid lift means you can get a more aggressive (medium-depth) peel without feeling the sting or discomfort that may otherwise occur.

Ultimately, surgery is the most aggressive option available and is going to give you the most dramatic results. Non-surgical options like Ultherapy may be dubbed the “facelift alternative,” but there comes a time when surgery is the only way to really get the results you want. Still, even plastic surgery has its limits. By combining treatments and procedures, you can further customize results, tackle more issues (such as skin quality alongside skin laxity in the case of peels and facelifts), and enjoy results that are more beautiful for longer.

The Best Combination Treatments

So, which combination is right for you? Find out during an appointment with board-certified Dr. Sudeep Roy and the RefinedMD aesthetic team. One of the most popular combinations is Botox and upper eyelid lifts (also known as upper blepharoplasty). An upper eyelid lift addresses the sagging (ptosis) of the upper eyelid and will inherently reduce wrinkles (crow’s feet) in this area. However, it won’t prevent the creation of new wrinkles. Even children get wrinkles around their eyes when they smile, and those are crow’s feet in training.

By getting Botox and an upper eyelid lift, you can drastically reduce wrinkles in this region or prevent them entirely depending on how dramatic you want the results. As a bonus, injecting a person who is under anesthesia will help to minimize tension on the surgical incision. This can aid in the healing process and help you get even better results.

Another Winning Pair

Those interested in rhinoplasty (or a “nose job”) may want to consider lip fillers, too. When you manipulate the lip shape, that can better balance the new facial proportions. Even if you already have full, voluminous lips, keep in mind that lip fillers don’t need to necessarily “just” add volume. They can also be used to enhance and better define the shape. Plus, for anyone who’s had lip fillers before, you know the process isn’t necessarily enjoyable. Getting lip fillers while a person is already under anesthesia simply makes it more comfortable.

This is why getting fillers and other non-surgical treatments done while under anesthesia is appealing even when they aren’t necessarily “complementary.” If you’ve been thinking about getting fillers or other procedures that aren’t very comfortable, why not do it while you won’t feel it? It’s an easy add-on, especially when surgery is already going to call for some downtime. Schedule a consultation today and get started individualizing your combination plan. Contact RefinedMD today by calling the office or completing the online contact form.