Moving On: Surgical Options

Surgical Options Cedar Rapids” width=You have successfully kept those telltale aging symptoms at bay, thanks to non-surgical treatments like Botox injections and laser skin rejuvenation. However, those procedures only work for so long for most of us. At some point, we need to embrace the prospect of plastic surgery as a way to address more severe signs of aging and achieve more dramatic results. At Dr. Andrews Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, we can help you find the surgical solutions that will take your anti-aging efforts to the next level.

Moving beyond Injectables

Injectables can work wonders in smoothing away wrinkles and adding youthful volume. They can even address early signs of skin laxity in areas like the cheeks and jowls. However, these treatments only go so far in producing the aesthetic results you are looking for. When you begin to experience significant skin laxity and severe facial creases, it may be time to look into surgical solutions to turn back those more severe aging signs.

Skin Tightening Options

Skin laxity does not necessarily require surgical treatments – at least at first. There are effective treatments using thermal energy and other technology to dissolve fat cells and create a smoother body contour. However, these non-surgical solutions only go so far in actually sculpting the body. When more dramatic results are desired, surgical body contouring involving liposuction, tummy tucks and body lift procedures will provide a better outcome.

When Body Contouring isn’t Enough

Body contouring is the latest rage, with devices that promise to address isolated areas of fat without incisions or downtime. While procedures like CoolSculpting are effective in reducing areas of fat and creating a smoother body contour, they can only go so far in helping you achieve your aesthetic results. Larger areas of fat may require surgical procedures like liposuction or a tummy tuck to get the outcome you are hoping for.

Surgical Alternatives

When non-surgical procedures no longer provide you with the results you are hoping for, Dr. Andrews at Dr. Andrews Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery also offers the following surgical options:

Facelift – This surgical procedure promises to minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles and tighten up the skin for a smoother, more youthful facial profile. The procedure offers dramatic results that can last 8-10 years for most patients. Dr. Andrews will customize your surgical procedure to your unique concern and desired results.

Liposuction – When non-surgical body contouring isn’t quite sufficient in giving you the results you are hoping for, liposuction is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that eliminates isolated pockets of fat much more effectively. Dr. Andrews typically performs this procedure in the operating room and recovery time is usually one week or less.

Tummy Tuck – When excess skin and tissue become too much for even a liposuction procedure, Dr. Andrews also offers a full tummy tuck. This surgical procedure removes excess skin, tissue and fat from the midsection to create a more sculpted waistline. Incisions and recovery times are generally longer, but the results are both dramatic and long-lasting.

Determining whether you need a non-surgical cosmetic treatment or a surgical procedure can be challenging for most patients. Dr. Andrews will listen to your concerns and your cosmetic goals to help you determine whether a surgical treatment will be necessary to achieve the results you are hoping for. To learn more, contact Dr. Andrews Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery today at 855-338-0261.

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