With warmer months right around the corner, many men and women are considering going under the knife to improve their appearance.
However, there are now several procedures available that do not demand much downtime and can be performed within a few hours. These may be attractive options for those who want to enjoy a mini-makeover before the summer months, and avoid the risks and complications associated with more extensive procedures, such as facelift surgery, traditional liposuction and other body contouring procedures.
Dr. Dave David recently appeared on The Rhode Show on Fox Providence to discuss some of the latest procedures for the season. He recommends VASER Lipo, instead of conventional liposuction for those who want to lose a few pounds and inches before the summer begins. VASER liposuction is an ultrasound liposuction procedure designed to remove body fat without requiring general anesthesia.
The procedure helps remove unwanted body fat from the hips, thighs, stomach, buttocks and waist. It is considered to be a ‘next generation’ procedure in body contouring, using ultrasonic energy to break up fatty deposits and easily remove the fat cells. Some doctors also report that this procedure helps tighten and tone the skin naturally, creating a more sculpted, contoured appearance. This type of liposuction procedure also promises minimal downtime.
Botox is an attractive option for those who want to reverse the signs of aging without getting a facelift. Botox injections can be administered on the forehead, and also injected into other facial compartments to temporarily get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Dave David reports that Botox is another popular procedure for the season, and is particularly effective for correcting wrinkles on the forehead and nasolabial folds.
Both of these procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis and Botox can be performed over the lunch hour.