SAN DIEGO, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Non-surgical cosmetic treatments are often touted as alternatives to surgery, typically reserved for patients who are reluctant to go under the knife. It is time for this way of thinking to change, say the five board certified plastic surgeons of La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre (LJCSC).
"The misconception that non-surgical treatments are basically more conservative versions of cosmetic surgery have led many patients to believe they must choose between the two, when in fact each treatment has unique benefits. Combining procedures strategically often achieves superior results," states Dr. Johan Brahme. He explains that because non-surgical treatments often target a different aspect of a patient's anatomy than a comparable surgical procedure, combining procedures can have a synergistic effect.
Colleague Dr. Ervin Wheeler elaborates on this point: "surgery tends to focus on reshaping tissues below the skin—fat, muscle, and connective tissue. Non-surgical treatments are excellent for more superficial problems, such as lax skin and wrinkles. Many patients want to address issues at both levels. Combining treatment types helps us better achieve their goals."
Dr. H. Michael Roark agrees: "Instead of thinking in terms facelift vs. laser resurfacing, or any surgical vs. non-surgical treatment, for that matter, we think in terms of what treatment selections will offer the most satisfying result."
For example, a facelift can be combined with laser resurfacing and injectable fillers to correct jowling, reduce visible aging on the skin's surface, and smooth out fine lines. "Together, these treatments provide a complete rejuvenation that looks much more natural. The skin's improved surface better matches the youthful contours achieved with the facelift, and with fillers we can address deeper facial wrinkles without overstretching the skin," explains Dr. Roark.
Multi-tiered treatment plans are not limited to facial rejuvenation at the San Diego cosmetic surgery practice, whose aesthetic services menu also includes non-surgical fat reduction, skin tightening, and other body contouring treatments. Among the possible procedure combinations:
- Liposuction + Cellfina cellulite reduction can improve your body's overall shape and smooth out surface lumps and bumps that might otherwise mar your new contours
- Breast lift + Thermi250 skin tightening combines the lifting and reshaping of sagging breasts with fat pocket reduction and toning in the underarm area to enhance the result
- Breast augmentation + CoolSculpting fat reduction to the belly or hips can more dramatically enhance proportions by boosting curves in the upper body while slimming the lower body
The LJCSC plastic surgeons stress that adopting a multi-tiered treatment plan does not necessarily mean that a patient must wait many months between treatments before he or she can realize the full benefit of the combined procedures.
"Non-surgical cosmetic technology has come a long way. Advancements in recent years have greatly amplified the safety, efficacy, and comfort of treatment. Many non-surgical treatments can now be safely administered within weeks after surgery," states Dr. John Smoot.
For those concerned that a treatment plan that includes non-surgical procedures will require frequent follow-up appointments to maintain results, Dr. Lori Saltz has this to say: "While a handful of treatments—injectable neurotoxins, mostly—may need to be administered 3 to 4 times a year to maintain the effects, most skin and body treatments are meant to last for a year or longer. Some even rival surgery when it comes to enduring effects."
The plastic surgeons at LJCSC encourage anyone interested in learning more about their multi-tiered treatment approach to contact La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre.
About La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre: LJCSC is located in the Scripps/XIMED Medical Building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital Campus, at 9850 Genesee Avenue, Suite 130, in La Jolla, CA. The LJCSC Laser & Skincare Clinic is also located in the Scripps/XIMED Medical Building in Suite 380. Reach them by phone at 858-452-1981.
Media Contact: Marie Olesen, La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre. http://www.ljcsc.com/ or 858-452-1981.
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