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.
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.
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.