New trends in women’s fashion and beauty present themselves every year. Prepare yourself to hear a lot about “salon-style” cosmetic surgery and makeovers throughout the rest of 2016. So what is “salon-style” cosmetic surgery and why should you know about it?
Types of salon-style cosmetic surgery
Some injections, laser treatments, and medical peels are now offered more commonly as “appointment” and “salon-style” cosmetic procedures. This is opposed to having a consultation appointment and a separate procedure appointment, which is a longer process. Most of these procedures and treatments are highly effective and can often be administered relatively quickly and affordably. It’s almost as simple as calling a salon to make an appointment for a haircut or manicure. A few of the specific treatments that don’t require the patient to go “under the knife” include:
- Thermal injection needles for skin rejuvenation and tightening
- Chin reduction via injections
- Dermal fillers
- Non-ablative lasers (resurfacing)
- Botox brow lifts
Some salon-style cosmetic procedures do not require a physician to perform them. While that may seem like a good thing, it can be cause for concern. A board-certified plastic surgeon is trained to treat patients and is legally obligated to do so only after explaining all of the risks involved in any treatment. Salon-style cosmetic procedures may require a shorter consultation and little or no recovery. However, it’s still necessary to be guided by a trained physician through the process, even if he or she doesn’t actually perform the procedure.
Salon-style cosmetic procedures usually cost much less than intrusive plastic surgery procedures like a tummy tuck or a breast augmentation. They are paid for at the appointment or easily charged to a credit card.
While some people may never opt for a surgical procedure, they may choose a non-invasive procedure which can be administered in an office setting. This is a popular option for many people. There is always some level of risk when undergoing any medical procedure or treatment, which is why we recommend that an experienced physician thoroughly explain the process to you in all cases. A plastic surgeon’s role is to consult with a patient and ascertain whether they are appropriate for surgery. They’ll talk with you about the psychological impact that comes with changing something on your body. Even relatively simple techniques like peels and laser procedures can result in changes you may expect. An experienced plastic surgeon will help educate and guide you through the decision-making process. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon when considering any cosmetic procedure, either surgical or non-surgical. Their training, credentialing and experience will ensure you optimum results. Dr. Tim Love has over 25 years of experience in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. His nationally-recognized state-of-the-art practice offers the latest technology and products. Contact him today to schedule a consultation online or at 405-751-LOVE (5683). Dr. Tim Love offers many in-office non-surgical procedures such as Profound, Fraxel Dual,Thermage CPT, Botox/Xeomin, Dermal Fillers, and Kybella. Additionally, his practice offers physician-grade skincare regimented from SkinMedica, Alphaeon Beauty and SkinCeuticals. Learn more about what we offer…