In an age where many people lead busy and active lifestyles, it can be hard to find time to devote to taking care of ourselves. For those who desire a more ideal or youthful appearance, invasive plastic surgery procedures with long recovery periods may not be in the cards. Luckily, there are several different cosmetic procedures that allow you to look your best while requiring a minimal amount of downtime.
Top Cosmetic Procedures for Busy Patients
- Liposuction. Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure designed to remove stubborn fat from targeted areas of the body. While older, more traditional liposuction procedures were effective in removing fat, they were also painful and somewhat invasive. Modern liposuction methods, like the tumescent technique or ultrasound imaging, allow for a safer and less invasive procedure, ideal for patients who are on-the-go. Patients typically return to work and other everyday activities in just days, though strenuous activity should be avoided for a few weeks.
- Lip enhancement. For those who desire fuller, larger lips, there a number of different lip enhancement options that can typically be completed in under an hour. Lip enhancement is most commonly performed through the use of facial fillers, consisting of either donor material, synthetic material, or a patient’s own fat. This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, and the injections themselves take just a few minutes. Some patients may opt for lip implants instead, another effective lip enhancement option for busy patients.
- Blepharoplasty. While blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is a surgical procedure, it does not require the same amount of downtime as more invasive plastic surgery procedures. This procedure works to tighten muscle and tissue in addition to removing excess skin and fat from the eyelids, restoring a more youthful appearance to the eyes and face. After undergoing blepharoplasty, patients typically return to work in just a few days, making it an ideal procedure for those with busy or hectic lifestyles.
Interested In Learning More About Procedures With a Short Recovery Period? Contact Dr. Smith.
For more information about any of the procedures we offer, contact Dr. Smith today at 843.705.8940. Our offices are located in South Carolina, serving the communities of Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort and Okatie. We look forward to hearing from you.