If you are a long-time Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center patient, you probably know that we have a sister practice, Southern Plastic Surgery. Between these two practices, our goal is to offer our patients a well-rounded variety of cosmetic options so we can give you exactly what you need to look and feel your best.
But we’ve found many people assume nonsurgical treatments and plastic surgery are meant as two “levels” of treatment so that patients start with non-surgical procedures and eventually move up to surgery. In reality, nonsurgical treatments have a place after cosmetic surgery too, and there are several ways they can make your plastic surgery results even better.
Scar Reduction Treatments
Our double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman always consults with patients before surgery about what they can expect from their results. That includes the post-surgical scars. While plastic surgery scars are made as discreetly as possible, you can minimize your scars even further with nonsurgical scar reduction treatments. Depending on your specific needs, either microneedling treatments or laser treatments can effectively reduce scars and allow you to appreciate your surgical results more fully.
Treatments to Complement Your Results
Cosmetic surgery is a powerful tool to work toward your aesthetic goals, but every procedure has its limits. Targeted nonsurgical treatments can help you further enhance and complement your surgical results.
For instance, if you have surgical liposuction, non-surgical skin tightening can further contour the area and rejuvenate your skin. Similarly, a facelift is an exceptional way to address the changes to your facial structure that come with aging, such as overall sagging skin and shifting facial tissue. To further revitalize your look, though, fractionated laser skin resurfacing can improve overall skin texture, fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.
Everyone’s appearance changes over time, sometimes because of natural aging and sometimes because of changes to our lifestyle habits. While plastic surgery is highly effective for improving your look as it is today, it cannot prevent future changes.
This is why many patients opt for nonsurgical treatments to prolong and refresh their surgical results. For example, if you have cosmetic surgery to reduce facial aging, nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments like microneedling, laser treatments, Botox® or facial filler injections, and other procedures can address new signs of aging that appear later.
The same is true for body contouring surgeries. You may have liposuction or a tummy tuck, for example, but then gain weight years later. Treatments like nonsurgical fat reduction with SculpSure® or nonsurgical skin tightening can contour your chosen areas and may be able to give you back your post-surgery physique.
Plastic Surgery and Nonsurgical Cosmetic Treatments: A Perfect Pair
If there are aspects of your appearance that you would like to change, you don’t need to decide between nonsurgical treatments and cosmetic surgery. The best path may be a combination of both. To discuss your options, schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center or with Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery today. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram as well for more aesthetic facts and tips.