Lasers Vs. Surgery: What’s The Right Choice For You? Part 1

The choice to modify your face or body is a personal one.

There could be numerous influential factors that can bring people to decide to rejuvenate a certain part of their face or body. Patients who seek out plastic surgeons can opt for natural-looking rejuvenating procedures or they can choose to receive complete alterations that disguise the problem areas that they find displeasing. Plastic surgery can produce dramatic improvements immediately, and in most cases. Lasers, on the other hand, are quick and easy to administer. Lasers require no downtime and are usually more affordable. With their respected advantages and disadvantages, some people may have the following questions in mind.

Which Decision Is Better, Surgical Or Non-Surgical? Lasers Or Surgery? And Which Choice Is Right For Me?

The evolution of laser technology has developed into a dynamic multi-functional system that enables people to treat a whole wide variety of skin conditions both surgically and non-surgically. Laser treatments are growing more popular now than ever before because new advanced laser treatments require less downtime. People can resume their normal activities immediately after their treatments. It’s important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of both surgical or non-surgical methods of face and body augmentation to decipher the decision that is most suitable to you and your lifestyle along with the amount of improvement you are looking to achieve.

Several factors can influence your decision on the approach you want to take. It’s best to cover some of the foundational questions that you should inquire about when deciding on face or body modification treatments. The list below contains questions that you must consider when deciding between lasers and surgery.

When Do You Consider Surgery Over Lasers As The Best Remedy To Your Problems?

The answer depends on many factors such as:

Cosmetic Goals: What are you looking to achieve? Do you want to dramatically reduce wrinkles and change the appearance of the surface of the skin? Do you want any scars from your procedure? How much of a change are you looking to achieve?

Communicating your cosmetic goals clearly with your surgeon is the best way to achieve your goals. Visual aids, celebrity examples, and 3D imaging are all supplementary information that can help your surgeon understand exactly what you are looking to accomplish.

How Much Time Are You Willing to Commit?

Surgery requires dedication to the pre-op instructions in addition to the associated downtime. It also involves subsequent discomfort or pain, swelling, and other surgical symptoms and medications. Most surgical procedures require anywhere from 7 to 14 days of recovery from visible symptoms of surgery. The changes and healing that occur inside the body can take up to a year to fully settle in some cases. Each type of surgery generally has its own healing timeline that can be provided to you by your plastic surgeon.

Laser treatments are generally from 30 to 90 minutes in duration. They often require no preparatory instructions. Laser treatments for the face and body generally require more than one treatment to achieve substantial improvements to the treatment area. The deciding factor can be heavily based on how many treatments you can fit into your lifestyle.

Continue reading Laser vs. Surgery: What’s the Right Choice for You? Part 2 as we discuss additional important deciding factors like budget, skin type, scarring, and much more!

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