When to Choose Surgery & When to Choose Non-Surgical Treatments

CoolSculpting treatments or liposuction? Botox injections or a facelift? If you’re interested in cosmetic procedures to address some concerns with your body, you may be wondering which methods are best to achieve your goals. Both surgical and non-surgical treatment options can provide effective results for getting you the body and aesthetic appearance you desire, but it can be difficult to decide which option is best for your specific concerns.

At South Shore Plastic Surgery, Dr. Vasisht and his team are experts in giving you optimal results through a variety of methods. Whether you’re looking to achieve your fat loss goals or restore youth and vitality to your face, Dr. Vasisht has a solution for you. He will work with you individually to create a plan that will address your cosmetic concerns with or without surgery.

Removing Body Fat

If you’re interested in shedding some excess fat and creating a slimmer figure, Dr. Vasisht offers CoolSculpting and liposuction to remove unwanted fat. CoolSculpting is a method of killing fat cells through noninvasive means, while liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat immediately from the targeted area.

When deciding between surgical and noninvasive fat loss options, it’s important to consider recovery time in making your decision. If you’re not able to take time off from regular activities, then you’ll want to consider noninvasive methods. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that requires a few days of downtime, as well as up to two to three weeks of recovery before completely returning to regular activities. If that doesn’t work with your schedule, a noninvasive treatment like CoolSculpting may be a better option for you.

On the other hand, CoolSculpting requires multiple sessions spaced six to eight weeks apart, so optimal results can take months to fully develop. Each CoolSculpting session kills about 25 percent of the fat cells in the targeted area, so it may take a few sessions to achieve your desired results. If you’d like to slim your figure and remove body fat in time for a special event, such as a wedding or vacation, but don’t have the luxury of time, liposuction can get you results quickly.

Facial Rejuvenation

While recovery time is an important factor when planning ahead, you’ll also want to consider the endurance of your results when deciding on which method is best for you. A facelift can grant truly transformative results and reduce your visible age by years, but the procedure is invasive and downtime after surgery is necessary. Dermal fillers and injectables like Botox, Dysport and Juvéderm are great for fast wrinkle reduction and facial rejuvenation, but they’re temporary and require regular upkeep to maintain results.

The topic of surgical versus non-surgical treatments can be a tricky subject to navigate. If you’re interested in having cosmetic work done but are unsure of which method is best for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Vasisht today. Dr. Vasisht will help you create a plan to actualize your beauty goals and help you restore your self-confidence. Call South Shore Plastic Surgery at 856-322-8100 to schedule your appointment.