Spotlight On Alternatives to Cosmetic Surgery

alternatives to cosmetic surgery
Spotlight On Alternatives To Cosmetic Surgery

Even as you browse the pages of our site you might still be hesitating about undertaking a procedure. You may have read articles about celebs who regretted their surgical procedures or worried about the costs involved. So, with these thoughts in mind we have put together some alternatives to cosmetic surgery.

Alternatives to Cosmetic Surgery

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Rhinoplasty Alternative.

A nose job is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, but it does not come cheap and there is always a risk of going under the knife.   Recently there has been a trend to go for a non- surgical alternative using fillers to ‘tweak' the shape of the nose and even out the bumps.  A nonsurgical rhinoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that involves injecting fillers into the nose to alter its shape, the nostrils or bridge height.

The actual procedure takes about 15 to 20 minutes, but might be slightly longer if a numbing cream is applied beforehand  since numbing creams typically need 10 to 15 minutes to kick in.

Facelift Alternatives to Cosmetic Surgery.

The cosmetic application of CACI (Computer Aided Cosmetology Instrument), the best facelift alternative out there right now, was discovered by accident. The CACI technology, which is nowadays used to stimulate lost muscle tone in the patient’s face, was first developed in order to treat a type of facial paralysis called Bell’s Palsy.

A package consisting of 10 individual treatment sessions can be purchased for approximately $500. While this is still a hefty sum, it doesn’t even come close to the almost $10,000 you’d have to fork out for a facelift procedure especially if you chose one of our top European facelift experts.

Another alternative to cosmetic surgery which will rejuvenate your skin and produce effects comparable to a facelift involves injecting a mixture of vitamins and amino acids just beneath the skin’s surface.

The procedure, called Mesotherapy, plumps up and hydrates the skin. While the results are subtle, they are nonetheless noticeable. The formula which is to be injected a few millimetres under the surface of the patient’s skin will contain different substances depending on what issue needs addressing. You’ll be rewarded with firmer and brighter skin after just one treatment!

Butt Implant Alternatives

Nicki Minaj and Kim Kardashian have a lot to answer for with their perky, voluptuous rears prompting women to go under the knife for implants to recreate their looks.

But fear not if you can't find $10.000 – for $25 you can buy a pair of Katrina Butt and Hip Padded Panty from maxcleavage.com that will give the same look. One of the great  alternatives to cosmetic surgery!

Breast Implant Alternatives

One of the most popular cosmetic surgery treatments, breast implants have recently suffered a damaged reputation in the wake of the PIP scandal.

And now that Macrolane breast enlargement injections have been withdrawn from UK use, it's back to the classic padded bra and bikini to give a natural, non-surgical and cheaper lift.

At around $50 per bra, that's a tidy saving of $8,500 compared to going under the knife.

Botox

Botox, or Botulinum Toxin, is injected into peoples’ face, with the aim to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It works is by temporarily blocking signals from your nerves to your muscles. This means that they can no longer contract, so your wrinkles become more relaxed.

Usually, people will use it to soften the lines on their face, including their forehead and eye lines. That said, Botox can have serious repercussions on your overall health. After treatment, it’s quite possible to experience pain, trouble swallowing, puffy features, muscle weakness and much more.

Over time, this can then seriously affect your health and looks. With too much use, your skin can become thinner, your muscles may weaken, and it may become much more difficult to continue using it.

At $150-a-pop and needed every couple of months, the cost soon adds up.

But Freeze 24/7 Instant Targeted Wrinkle Treatment, that contains Chinese anti-ageing ‘miracle herb' Gynostemma Pentaphyllum, costs $70 for 15ml – and is said to be clinically proven to reduce lines without having to inject a toxin into your face. This, you will agree, is a one of the best alternatives to cosmetic surgery and it very safe to use.

Dermal Fillers

Fillers have become a really popular choice for anyone wishing to change up their face a little. Through injecting hyaluronic acid into the required area, the shape can be altered. These aren’t permanent and require top-ups every so often, but it’s crazy how they can completely alter your face!  If you are considering changing the shape of your chin ten check out our post on dermal fillers v chin implants.

Just an injection here or there, be it on your lips, forehead, cheeks, or the like, could transform you and provide a clever alternative to cosmetic surgery. Although there is some danger behind it, as the acid can sometimes make its way into the bloodstream, there aren’t many other things that could go wrong. Just find someone that knows what they’re doing, and has good reviews, and you’ll be sorted.

The desire for plump Angelina Jolie lips has led to an increase in injected lip fillers. Not only can these cost as much as £1,000, they can also result in horrific disfiguration – just ask Pete Burns.

So rather than risk a trout pout – and being left out of pocket – pucker up with Too Faced Lip Injection that offers plumper lips at under $50.00 for the tube.

Cool Sculpting v Liposuction

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Cool Sculpting is gradually becoming a much more popular method of removing excess fat from the body. The idea is that you head to a clinic to have your body fat frozen, and it is then vigorously massaged away. This is usually used on stubborn fatty tissues under the chin, and along the abdomen.

Many people are sceptical about whether this even works or not. However, some studies do show that, with persistence, this could actually work wonders as an alternative to cosmetic surgery.

CoolSculpting is not as effective as liposuction when it comes to significant fat loss; it does, however, work very well if you want to get rid of small pockets of fat which are difficult to burn through exercise alone.

While choosing CoolSculpting over liposuction means reducing your risk of post-treatment complications significantly, paradoxical adipose hyperplasia has been reported as a rare adverse effect of cryolipolysis. This condition causes the treated area to progressively enlarge and become firm in the days following CoolSculpting.

Chemical Peels

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Chemical peels are often used if a person has acne scarring from years back, which affect their confidence and makeup application. Others may use it to brighten and smooth your complexion, shaving years off of their appearance… quite literally!

The idea is that an acidic solution is applied to your skin, to cause it to peel off, essentially. Sounds pretty scary, right? Well, it’s not as bad as it may sound.

This provides a deep exfoliation, where the first layer of your skin will gradually peel off over the next few days. With prolonged use, you may notice a real alteration in your overall skin quality.

Costing as much as $2,500, the treatment doesn't come cheap, but fear not – Dr. Brandt Laser a-Peel System also shifts dead skin cells – at just $100.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a painless and non-invasive procedure, which aims to improve your complexion. Through using vacuum suction and fine abrasive crystals, the skin is exfoliated lightly.In a similar way to a chemical peel, this removes the dead skin and cleans up your face along the way. In doing so, spots and blackheads are likely to diminish, and your skin will appear smoother and more refined. This way, you should look a lot more rejuvenated and glowing.Laser Treatment

Laser treatment is a little more painful than some other treatments but can work wonders after a couple of rounds. The idea is that a laser cuts or vaporises the tissue, changing its general makeup.

It can be used on a number of body parts, for changing wrinkles, scars, pigmentation, or hair placement. For example, some people might get laser treatment on their legs to completely remove hair growth, after a few procedures. So, for generally smoother skin, in all aspects, this is a pretty good choice.

Clever Makeup Application

For thousands of years people have been using makeup techniques to alter their appearance and hide disfigurements.  With the amazing array of modern products and the extraordinary skills of makeup artists , the makeup department of a major store could hold the solution to your problems and offer many alternatives to cosmetic surgery.

With makeup becoming a real trend, makeup artists and enthusiasts across the globe are posting videos online of their transformations. Not only do people alter their looks to fit societal expectations, some even do it for entertainment!

Some great ways you can use makeup to alter your features include:

Using a cat-eye eyeliner, or dark eyeshadow, to change the appearance of your eyes.
Using foundation and concealer to cover acne, scars, or pigmentation.
Creating shapely eyebrows through eyebrow pencils and pomades;
Using sculpting and contour techniques to change the appearance of your nose and jawline.

Even people who are burn victims, and have skin marks and scars, have alternatives to cosmetic surgery and can completely transform themselves through the use of makeup. So, if you’re feeling a little insecure about yourself, perhaps a dash of this stuff could do the trick.

Moisturising

Finally, and something which shouldn’t be laughed at is moisturising. Having a good skin routine is something that can completely alter your life. If you have spots or dry skin, or just want to add some bounce to your cheeks, changing up your morning or night-time could be just the ticket. Also, don't forget to use a good suncream with a high SPF to help avoid wrinkles and sun damage.Some good ingredients choices for these grievances could include vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, dimethicone, glycerine, proteins, and mineral oil. Do your research, and choose something which will work for you, and you never know what may happen!  Do comment if you have any other suggestions for alternatives to cosmetic surgery.

Also check out our article on chemical peels and laser resurfacing as alternatives to full surgery.

 

 

 

Breast Lifts & ‘Mommy Makeovers’ – Lifestyle Cosmetic Surgery.

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Breast Lifts Mommy Makeovers Lifestyle Cosmetic Surgery

One of the topics we most receive information requests for is ‘breast lift' or what some women refer to as ‘perking'..  In this article we will look at the major aspects of ‘perking' one's  breasts and clarify what is involved.

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A breast lift, medically called a mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure performed to revitalise bosoms that have a somewhat droopy or flabby appearance and return them to a more younger looking and attractive position.

This popular operation removes surplus skin and firms up the surrounding tissue to create a more youthful breast contour. A lift can also decrease the size of the areolas if they have become enlarged over time.  Many women use this as an opportunity for a ‘tummy tuck' also known as an abdominoplasty, where you reduce the amount of unwanted fat and skin in your abdominal area.

A ‘lift' can revitalise your breasts.

Pregnancy, nursing, weight loss and previously having big, heavy breasts can all result in accelerating the ageing process of the breasts and can cause premature or more excessive sagging.

A number of the women we talk to feel very self-conscious about the decrease in the pertness of their breasts and desire to have a breast lift to rejuvenate their breasts to a more elegant and natural position. Most of the time, the breast lift operation also shifts the nipple and areolar placement to enhance the new breast appearance.

A Tummy Tuck' can get you back in your ‘size 8' jeans

Don't forget to ask your surgeon on whether you should also book in for a tummy tuck to complete the ‘mummy makeover' look.  All the clinics listed below will be pleased to give you a professional opinion on your best route forward.

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A full ‘Mommy makeover often includes a ‘tummy tuck' to return the body to its former shape.

Breast Lift and enlargement combo.

The breast lift operation on its own is not intended to enhance breast size, nevertheless, for the most part, only unneeded skin is taken off and not breast tissue, so your breasts will appear more voluminous and more shapely because of this. Some ladies want to boost their breast size along together with the lift and so, sometimes, a combo of breast augmentation with a breast lift may be performed to help them reach their aesthetic goals.

If you feel you may want to add breast augmentation to your lift but aren't certain how it would look, 3D digital photography may be able to assist. Many board-certified plastic surgeons utilise sophisticated 3D photography as well as 3D printing models to help with surgery preparation and to replicate your desired outcome. This is a superb way to visualise how you would look after your procedure.  Leading clinics have been using this software for quite a while and it does help clients get a better idea of what the procedure can produce.

Hey ‘mom' it's time for the makeover you promised yourself.

 

The term “mommy makeover” is used to describe a set of procedures typically performed to rejuvenate a woman's body after having children and breast lifting treatments are often suggested. A breast lift is a common operation in a mommy makeover, and sometimes a lift is coupled with breast augmentation to improve the breast size while lifting them.  It often includes a ‘tummy tuck' to return the body to its more youthful look.

What sort of costs are involved?

Obviously no insurance plan is going to cover a ‘mommy makeover' since it is usually an elective procedure (s) and very firmly in the ‘lifestyle' range of cosmetic surgeries.  Along with your breast enhancement you might want to include a ‘tummy tuck' or even a ‘Brazilian butt lift'  – Dr Kat in Birmingham UK is a top name here, (maternity fat can affect the buttocks) and even a bit of liposuction.  In the USA or UK this sort of treatment plan can run anywhere up to $20.000.  On the other hand you could pop over to Lithuania   or the Netherlands (when flights are running again) and get a ‘Mommy Makeover' from €6000.. To get the best deal our site + Google will put you on the right track!

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Azataka Plastic Surgery Clinic Singaporeno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Azataka Plastic Surgery Clinic Singapore

Founded in 2017 by three accredited and highly trained Singapore plastic surgeons originally from Singapore…

Dr Marco Clinic Singaporeno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Dr Marco Clinic Singapore

Dr Marco is an internationally trained Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon with over 30 years of…

Picasso Clinic Singaporeno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Picasso Clinic Singapore

A leading Singapore clinic whose philosophy is to amalgamate the science and artistry of plastic…

Cadogan Clinic Londonno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Cadogan Clinic London

The Cadogan Clinic is an award-winning private hospital on Sloane Street in the heart of…

Georgios Orfaniotis Clinic London UKno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Georgios Orfaniotis Clinic London UK

Mr Georgios Orfaniotis is a fully accredited London Plastic Surgeon with many years of experience.…

Gary Ross  Manchester UKno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Gary Ross Manchester UK

Mr Gary Ross is a Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgeon in the North West of…

Dr Woffles Clinic Singaporeno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Dr Woffles Clinic Singapore

Dr. Woffles Wu has been a household name in Singapore for his expertise in plastic…

Dr Titus Adamsno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Dr Titus Adams

Titus Adams belongs very clearly in the 'celebrity surgeon' category in the London market. Featured…

Kat & Co Clinic Birmingham UKno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Kat & Co Clinic Birmingham UK

Named by Tatler as one of the UK’s top cosmetic surgeons. Birmingham-based Mrs Kat is…

Millimetre Perfectno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Millimetre Perfect

Well the clue is in the name! Mr Raj Ragoowansi is a London based cosmetic…

Vanity Clinic Istanbul Turkeyno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Vanity Clinic Istanbul Turkey

The Vanity clinic in Istanbul is a good place to go if you are looking…

Kings College Hospital Dubai UAEno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Kings College Hospital Dubai UAE

Using the best of London trained cosmetic and plastic surgeons, this top class Dubai facility…

Coramed Clinic Wroclaw, Polandno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Coramed Clinic Wroclaw, Poland

This clinic is geared primarily to the cosmetic surgery tourism market and has a good…

Essential Aesthetics  The Hague, Netherlandsno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Essential Aesthetics The Hague, Netherlands

This is a clinic that is tightly targeted to the modern woman They say they…

Frati Cosmetic Surgery London UKno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Frati Cosmetic Surgery London UK

Dr Riccardo Frati is one of the premier cosmetic surgeons practicing in London, Chelmsford, and…

Mr Sheikh Ahmad  london UKno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Mr Sheikh Ahmad london UK

Mr Sheikh Ahmad has over 30 years of surgical experience, with extensive experience in both…

Cosmetic Surgery Riga Latviano-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Cosmetic Surgery Riga Latvia

Riga is the capital of Latvia and has been developing a good reputation in cosmetic…

Forme Clinic Prague Czech Republicno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Forme Clinic Prague Czech Republic

Forme Clinic is a classic Prague cosmetic surgery clinic very much geared towards medical tourism.…

Innovations Medical Dallas USAno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Innovations Medical Dallas USA

At Innovations Medical, all cosmetic procedures provide cutting-edge technology. For breast augmentation and Brazilian Butt…

Eterno 360 Windsor UKno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Eterno 360 Windsor UK

Mr Fulvio Urso-Baiarda has won multiple awards and is an expert practitioner in both surgical…

Bella Vue Clinic Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent(nr London) UKno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Bella Vue Clinic Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent(nr London) UK

Bella Vou’s leading cosmetic surgeons are recognised by the most highly-regarded aesthetics and cosmetic surgery…

Reflect Clinic Manchester UKno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Reflect Clinic Manchester UK

Gerard Lamb is a top cosmetic surgeon based in Manchester. He is a breast surgery…

Comfort Zone Clinic Istanbul Turkeyno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Comfort Zone Clinic Istanbul Turkey

This is a real celebrity hangout for TV reality stars and other people looking for…

Elysian Plastic Surgery Texas USAno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Elysian Plastic Surgery Texas USA

Dr Dellinger is well known for his work in MTF breast surgery and also in…

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                                                  When you are considering breast lift surgery, tummy tucks and general ‘mommy makeovers'  it is vital that you research the subject thoroughly and discuss it with your general practitioner.  Our site gives you a directory-style listing of cosmetic surgery clinics and they can provide a basis for your research.  when you contact them please mention our site.