Injectables vs. Surgical Procedures: Making an Informed Choice
Both injectable therapy and cosmetic surgery are great treatment paths to take for specific patients and enjoy widespread usage. Deciding which procedure is right for you will depend on the types of symptoms you have, their extent, your aesthetic goals, and a variety of other patient-specific factors.
You Have Options at Spa Aesthetica
We offer multiple injectable therapies at Spa Aesthetica Medical Spa & Wellness Center in Orange, CA, performed by our expert injectors. At the helm is board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Reichner, who also offers many face, breast, and body surgical procedures.
During your initial consultation, we’ll carefully examine your symptoms, medical history, and allergies in order to map out the best treatment plan for you. Your care strategy could feature one or more injectable and/or surgical procedures.
When Should Patients Choose Injectables?
Injectables are ideal for patients with mild to moderate wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of skin laxity who are looking for smoother, more youthful-looking skin. The results from these treatments do not last as long as those from surgery. Still, these patients might prefer that flexibility, allowing them to alter their amount of care on an ongoing basis (as administered and approved by our staff).
Additionally, some injectable recipients may have a medical condition precluding them from surgery. Or they might have careers that prohibit them from taking the amount of time off of work often needed for more invasive procedures.
Injectables are not just for smoother skin. Treatments like Juvederm® and Restylane® can be excellent for adding subtle volume to the cheeks, chin, or even back of the hands. Speaking of the chin, we can reduce a patient’s double chin with the help of Kybella®.
When is Plastic Surgery the Right Decision?
Cosmetic plastic surgery, on the other hand, can be a fantastic choice for patients with moderate to more significant levels of skin aging who are looking for more dramatic, long-lasting results. For example, a facelift is used to tighten sagging cheek and jawline skin for a rejuvenated appearance that can last 10 years or longer. This is frequently combined with a neck lift for a consistent appearance above the neckline.
Dr. Reichner performs various kinds of specialized facial anti-aging plastic surgery procedures as well, such as the:
- Brow lift (or forehead lift)
- Ear surgery
- Eyelid surgery
- Mini facelift
Plastic surgery can also go beyond the volumizing effects of injectables for more substantial contouring improvements. Facial implants are used to help men achieve a more pronounced chin, for instance, or women to obtain fuller, enhanced cheeks. Liposuction can also be utilized to remove stubborn neck fat, often at the same time as a neck lift!
Let Us Help You Decide
It can be challenging to choose between non-surgical vs. surgical options. Thankfully, you don’t have to make these treatment decisions alone. If you’d like to learn about your candidacy for a particular aesthetic procedure or want assistance comparing choices like Juvederm® injectables vs. facelifts, Kybella® vs. liposuction, and more, contact Spa Aesthetica today to set up your initial consultation!