All Nonsurgical Procedures News

  • Looking Natural

    Most, if not all plastic surgery offices will offer both surgical and nonsurgical options–but how do you know when you should take the surgical route versus opting for a nonsurgical treatment?  

    In this video, ASAPS members, Gaurav Baharti, MD and Clay Forsberg, MD discuss how they balance nonsurgical and surgical treatments over time to help their patients look and feel their best. 

  • Nonsurgical Options

    While most plastic surgery procedures require some downtime, there are now nonsurgical treatment options that have opened the door to less downtime, recovery, and pain! According to the latest statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, nonsurgical procedures saw a massive increase of 40.6% over the past five years and continue to gain popularity among both patients and surgeons. The top 5 most requested nonsurgical procedures in 2017 were Botox, hyaluronic acid, nonsurgical fat reduction, hair removal, and chemical peels. 

  • Non Invasive Procedures

    Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Isaac Starker shares how plastic surgery has changed from being almost exclusively surgically based to now having an array of treatments options that don’t require surgery and that can be started earlier in life. From treating skin to helping delay signs of aging – with skin care products, energy or light-based treatments, with injectables and fillers. These advancements allow surgeons to continue along the spectrum of care to include some minimally invasive surgical procedures and the moving to more traditional surgical options. 

  • Fat Grafting to the Calves

    Spending too much time in the gym trying to shape those pesky calf muscles, but aren’t getting the results you're looking for? Don’t worry, you’re not alone – both men and women are actively seeking alternative solutions to get results that seem unobtainable at times. In this Smart Beauty Guide Exclusive, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Joshua Zuckerman based in New York, NY, explains how fat grafting can be used in lieu of silicone implants and is a safe, long-lasting procedure that produces natural-looking results. 

  • Preventing Complications When Getting Fillers

    With injectables fast-becoming one of the most popular aesthetic procedures, there is often the misconception that they can’t be done wrong. Unfortunately, such is not the case. The truth is, it takes a trained physician with a skilled eye, knowledge of human anatomy, and ample experience to administer injectables properly and safely. Injectable treatments like fillers (Hylauronic Acid, Sculptra, etc.) and Botulinum Toxin (Botox) can be just as risky as surgical procedures – particularly if performed by an untrained practitioner. 

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