Most people tend to associate plastic surgery with making drastic and extremely noticeable changes to various aspects of their appearances; however, this does not always have to be the case. Nowadays, cosmetic surgery candidates can choose to have subtle procedures performed that will still have the ability to make them feel good about themselves. Here are just a few examples of the less noticeable options when it comes to facial surgery.

Liquid Facelift Procedures

Unlike traditional facelifts that require incisions to be made, liquid facelift procedures are virtually non-invasive in that they normally make use of various injectable options instead of surgery. This can involve substances such as Botox, Dysport, Juvederm and Radiesse – all of which can help to fill in and lessen the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles on various parts of the face. These treatments can help lift brow lines, fill in any facial depressions which may be present and erase smile lines as well.

Eyelid Lift

An eyelid lift procedure is relatively subtle in that the incisions that need to be made will not be noticeable afterwards; however, it will offer a small, but subtle improvement to the patient’s appearance afterwards. Eyelid lifts are able to address numerous problems such as droopy eyelids, wrinkles and fine lines around the eyelid areas, puffy eyes, sagging lower eyelids and even obscured vision in some cases. Although incisions are usually made in the creases above or below the eyelids to perform this procedure, there are now less invasive options available, such as fat or filler injections and the pinch blepharoplasty procedure.

Laser Resurfacing

This is an ideal option for candidates who want to improve the appearance of their facial regions, but who do not want to undergo any form of actual surgery. The two most common types of laser surgery are ablative and non-ablative. Ablative laser treatment works by completely removing the uppermost skin layers, while non-ablative laser treatment helps to tighten the underlying skin layers and stimulate the production and growth of collagen. These treatments are ideal for candidates who would like to remove minor skin blemishes, reduce the appearance of ultra-fine wrinkles and lines and even sun damage in some cases.

Important Considerations

It is important for patients to ensure that any form of plastic surgery or facial treatment is only performed by a suitably qualified and experienced surgeon. This will help ensure that the procedure is carried out safely as well as correctly. It will also help reduce the likelihood of any unpleasant side effects occurring afterwards. One of the best ways for potential patients to find a reputable surgeon is to ask around for referrals, as most people will be more than willing to provide this information upon request.

Patients need to remember that it is crucial for them to ensure that they follow any and all instructions provided by their surgeons with regards to post-operative care, as this will help keep recovery times to a minimum.

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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

With special expertise in all aspects of facial plastic surgery, and a particular skill for revision surgery, it’s clear why Dr. Spiegel is one of the most celebrated facial plastic surgeons in the world. If you are seeking the best possible results, or have a uniquely challenging problem, you’ve found the right doctor.

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Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir (pronounced “oh-near”) has years of experience in facial aesthetics and treats some of the most recognizable and famous faces. Dr. Onir started her career in oral health, earning doctorate degrees from both New York University and Boston University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her cutting-edge medical research as well as her technical skills in dentistry.

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Dr. Jacob Tower

Dr. Jacob Tower

A board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacob Tower brings a thoughtful approach and an artistic eye to New England’s premier plastic surgery practice, The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition to being an in-demand surgeon, Dr. Tower is an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, a sought-after lecturer, and an expert in facial plastic surgery.

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