Minimally Invasive Surgery (BOTOX®) Articles

Along the road of life there are sure to be bumps, or so the cliche goes, and for the most part, you can do nothing about them. Except, of course, when those bumps are on your nose. For more than 300,000 Americans a year Rhinoplasty, or a "nose job," has helped correct such unsightly nasal bumps and bulges. For many more, however, this type of correction would never be an option. Forget the average price tag of $3,332 not including anesthesia, it hurts; don't let the whimsical "nose job" nickname fool you. Besides, how can you be sure you will be happy with the results? Well, for patients who can't handle the bumps anymore, but aren't yet ready for major surgery, California doctor Alexander Z. Rivkin may have found a solution: the Non-Surgical Nose Job.

While women account for the majority of plastic and cosmetic procedures each year, men are still lining up for facelifts, BOTOX injections and liposuction to improve their appearance.

Even though many people think of getting a facelift to rejuvenate their appearance, an extensive plastic surgery procedure might not even be necessary to achieve a more youthful look. Botox can be used to address the issue of lines and wrinkles around key facial compartments to give you an instant “lift” – and all without surgery. Celibre Laser Skin Care in Torrance, California has developed a special facial shaping technique known as the Botox Brow Lift. This procedure is ideal for anyone who has some heaviness or droopiness in the brow area and eyelids, and is looking for a minimally-invasive surgery treatment that delivers instant results.

If you’ve been thinking about a nose job (rhinoplasty surgery is the techinical term), you may be apprehensive about going under the knife and having to deal with all of the risks and side effects. Nose job surgery continues to be one of the most sought-after plastic surgery procedures in the United States, but there are other options available. Some people choose to get a non-surgical nose job, also known as the 15-Minute Nose Job, to correct minor imperfections in the facial profile and improve the overall appearance of the nose.

Cosmetic and plastic surgery centers are finding that Botox injections are the most popular minimally invasive procedure offered, and are extending membership programs and discounts for their regular customers. To make it even easier for patients to get these injections, dentists and other medical professionals are learning to administer Botox at their practices.

Your face is capable of producing over 5,000 facial expressions! With new advances in non-surgical procedures, you now have one more reason to smile.

Tummy tucks, breast implants and liposuction are a few permanent solutions for improving your silhouette and enhancing your figure, procedures that can completely transform your body. Still, going under the knife isn’t your only option for cosmetic enhancement; with today’s innovative lasers and technologies, it’s now possible to firm and tone the skin, reduce cellulite and remove scars without a single incision.

Many significant innovations for rejuvenating skin has been the outcome of more and more people seeking out non-invasive procedures. One of the latest techniques involves PRP or platelet-rich-plasma as soft tissue filler. The science behind this started from wound repair studies indicating PRP is rich in growth factors that activate and rejuvenates cells in the body. As these PRP growth factors are released, they induce the production of collagen, generate new capillary blood supply and increase retention of moisture, all adding to skin rejuvenation by helping skin to regenerate itself.

Michele D Koo, MD, FACS, Cosmetic Surgeon in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Koo graduated with a medical degree from Washington University Medical School and an undergraduate degree from Stanford University. She is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Koo is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Women Association, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

M. Kayser, MD, FACS, Plastic Surgeon and Medical Director at Image by Design Plastic Surgery in Roseville, MI. Dr. Kayser graduated with a medical degree from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Kayser is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, American Medical Association, Michigan State Medical Society, Macomb County Medical Society, Christian Medical and Dental Society, and the Midwest Association of Plastic Surgeons.
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