Non-invasive Treatments as a Substitute to Plastic Surgery

Posted on February 14, 2017

As numerous celebrities, such as Katie Price, Amy Childs and Heidi Montag reveal their regret at getting plastic surgery, non-invasive treatments are becoming more popular as a substitute for going under the knife.


Around 51,140 people, both men and women, opted for surgery in 2015 but statistics from has shown that around 1 in 5 people were disappointed or unhappy with the results. These included treatments such as Botox, tummy tucks and liposuction (All treatments that have non-invasive counterparts). Many (around 5%) undergo subsequent surgeries that are more costly to either fix a problem caused by a botched operation, or to try and achieve the results they were expecting.


Whilst the majority of plastic surgeons that are operating are in fact, professional, competent and safe, there are a few rogue surgeons that capitalise on people’s desperation by offering cheaper procedures. And 50% of patients from the poll said they felt that they had been pressured by sales techniques to go ahead with surgery by the surgeons or the staff at their clinics. This is what makes it so important for people to do proper, thorough research into their doctor; checking their background, their credentials and their client history.


Even smaller, less invasive treatments such as Botox can be devastating both physically and mentally if they are done wrong.


This is why non-invasive treatments are becoming much more popular, as they’re a safer substitute to plastic surgery. Even plastic surgery addict Rodrigo Alves has vowed never to go under the knife again, and instead look towards non-invasive treatments to achieve the look he desires.


He said: “I’ve decided to make most of the treatments that do not involve surgery, and I would only have another plastic surgery again if it was for emergency medical reasons which was the recent case of my nose.


“I would like to bring awareness of these procedures to the public so that they know there are so many non-invasive treatments available now that are effective alternatives to cosmetic surgery.”


Men are a growing demographic in the cosmetic surgery market, and indeed the health and beauty industry as a whole, but even they are realising the benefits of non-invasive treatments. James Alan, a writer for The Telegraph, had lived for twenty years with a crooked nose, after a sports injury caused damage to his nose when he was young. Not wanting to undergo “the drama of a rhinoplasty” he looked into non-invasive treatments and found dermal fillers.


Dermal fillers can be used to even out bumps in the nose to make them more symmetrical and disguise any bumps or wonkiness. The best part? There’s no down-time, no bruises and swelling to hide, and no pain. This means you don’t have to take any time off work and you don’t even have to tell anyone you’ve had the treatment – it’s that natural looking. It’s also significantly cheaper than rhinoplasty.


And the same can be said for a variety of non-invasive treatments. There are so many options available to people considering going under the knife. Instead of a face lift, why not try mesotherapy? Instead of Botox, why not try dermal fillers? Instead of liposuction, why not try radiofrequency? There are so many non-surgical weight loss treatments and other non-invasive cosmetic procedures that it really is worth thinking twice about going under the knife.

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