A common misconception among women and men seeking aesthetic enhancements is cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments are mutually exclusive. Or that non-surgical procedures are only necessary when surgery is not wanted or required. However, when professionally administered, non-surgical additions complement the surgical plan, and optimal results are often achieved.
While she carefully considers your treatment plan after a personal consultation, triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sara Yegiyants may suggest surgical and non-surgical combinations to deliver an outstanding outcome. We hope you will enjoy these insights into our comprehensive approach to aesthetic medicine.
What Plastic Surgery Can Do
Plastic surgery is excellent at tightening loose skin as Dr. Yegiyants can remove it by cutting it away. In addition, the underlying structures can be sculpted and tightened.
Many modern refinements can only happen with surgery, rather than a non-surgical or in-office procedure, whether a facelift, neck lift, body lift after weight loss, or breast augmentation with fat grafting.
What Non-Surgical MedSpa Treatments Can Do
We can improve skin quality thanks to modern technology, but achieving tighter skin is also possible with chemical peels, laser treatments, radiofrequency, microneedling, and several other non-surgical options. These enhancements are combined with facial surgeries or body reshaping since skin rejuvenation is vital for the best results.
Dr. Yegiyants can also improve skin quality with neuromodulators, like Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Daxxify, which often can help maintain surgical results. In addition, she typically suggests post-surgical treatments to enhance plastic surgery results.
Employing Non-Surgical MedSpa Treatments to Enhance Plastic Surgery Results
The most common question after cosmetic surgery is, “How long will my results last?” The answer depends on how well you care for your incision wounds and health. Lifestyle traits like daily exercise, a balanced diet, and a structured skincare regime will help maintain healthy skin and body contours and the benefits of most procedures. In addition, you can periodically receive non-surgical anti-aging treatments to extend your surgical benefits.
Using Non-Surgical Treatments to Enhance Plastic Surgery
Combining surgical and non-surgical procedures is often the best way to achieve optimal outcomes and maintain those results for the long term.
During surgery is an excellent time to enhance your look with non-surgical treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing or dermal filler injections. This is especially true if you’ve elected a surgical procedure that requires general anesthesia or significant recovery time. Using this time to perform multiple treatments can minimize downtime and cost in the long run.
After surgery, Dr. Yegiyants may recommend non-surgical treatments, such as plasma-rich-platelet (PRP) or Botox® injections, to help maintain your results. The natural aging process will impact your surgical outcomes, and non-surgical enhancements can help to prolong your results. Depending on your current anatomy and desired results, Dr. Yegiyants may recommend combining surgical and non-surgical treatments for the best and longest-lasting results.
The following are some common surgical and non-surgical combinations for your aesthetic benefit:
PRP Therapy and Facial Surgery
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a revolutionary therapeutic approach in regenerative medicine that has recently gained increased momentum in cosmetic and plastic surgery. For example, Dr. Yegiyants can employ PRP to promote quicker healing after facial plastic surgery.
PRP has been used in aesthetic medicine to boost facial rejuvenation, volume, and radiance. It can also bolster skin health and promote quicker healing after plastic surgery.
PRP benefits include:
- Reduction of wrinkles and fine lines
- Skin texture and tone improvement
- Skin tightening
- Improves crepey skin
- Collagen regeneration
PRP is an aesthetic tool Dr. Yegiyants can use with various facial procedures like facelifts, brow lifts, and eyelid surgery to promote quicker healing.
Botox® and Upper Blepharoplasty
Why Have Botox® After Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty can restore a younger eyelid appearance and renew your field of vision. This facial plastic surgery can eliminate that tired appearance plaguing people with saggy eyelids with enduring results, but it won’t address adjacent wrinkles. Following your blepharoplasty procedure with Botox® treatments can provide additional anti-aging benefits. You can enjoy a well-rested, refreshed look with smoother skin that takes years off your facial appearance.
When to Have Botox® After Blepharoplasty?
There is no required waiting period to have Botox® or other injectables after eyelid surgery, but it’s best to wait until you’ve fully healed. Facial tissues can take up to six weeks to adjust and heal after an upper blepharoplasty. However, lower eyelid surgery requires more time for eyelid tissues to recover.
During your follow-up appointments, Dr. Yegiyants can determine the best time for Botox® after upper eyelid surgery. Standalone Botox® results last three to four months, but maintenance treatments can help improve wrinkles longer.
Laser MedSpa Treatments and Facelift
Once you’ve healed from facelift surgery, Dr. Yegiyants may suggest following up with one of our laser skin treatments for an overall healthy glow. Our state-of-the-art MedSpa laser treatments address various skin concerns to deliver a dramatic, long-lasting renewal. In addition, a combination laser treatment can reduce the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, and texture issues, which are impossible to treat surgically.
Our MedSpa laser treatments can complement most facial procedures, and they are excellent therapies to maintain or enhance facelift outcomes. In addition, our laser treatments help boost the appearance of your facelift and may make your facelift less detectable with your more youthful skin that is better matched to your renewed facial contours.
Liposuction with Renuvion J Plasma
Check out these benefits:
Reduces Fat and Tightens Skin
Some patients need maximum fat removal and skin tightening.
Liposuction and Renuvion each reduce fat. However, liposuction does not tighten the skin. Liposuction is excellent for reducing fat in targeted areas, but it has no skin-tightening qualities. Patients must have good skin elasticity or consider additional surgery to remove the excess, sagging skin after liposuction.
But when Dr. Yegiyants combines liposuction with Renuvion J Plasma, she can reduce fat and tighten skin. She can heat deep layers of the skin by delivering radiofrequency energy during liposuction to help them shrink and generate new collagen. The new collagen can enhance skin elasticity and tighten the skin in targeted areas.
Liposuction and Renuvion J Plasm require local anesthesia and require tiny incisions. Combining these procedures may result in similar results to brachioplasty and body lift. However, please remember that a liposuction and Renuvion combination is not a tummy tuck surgery. Discuss which option is best for you with Dr. Yegiyants during your private consultation.
Combining the two procedures allows you to expect a total recovery in around two weeks. However, recoveries vary from patient to patient. Therefore, discussing your surgery with Dr. Yegiyants during your initial consultation is essential.
After liposuction, you may require additional surgery to remove excess sagging skin. This surgery can leave linear scars. While scars fade over time, all patients agree—the fewer scars, the better.
Renuvion J Plasma and liposuction require small incisions. For this reason, a combination results in fewer scars than liposuction and additional surgery to remove excess skin.
Combination Skin Treatments with Plastic Surgery
Along with surgery, using medical-grade skin care products can improve skin quality. While it is difficult for manufacturers to develop a combination product, Dr. Yegiyants may recommend an optimal combination of skin products or treatments to enhance your skin, reduce fine wrinkles, and improve skin tones. Recommendations may include using skin exfoliation with laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, microneedling, PRP therapy, and more.
Learn More About Combining Surgical and Non-Surgical MedSpa Treatments
Dr. Yegiyants prides her practice on having a wide selection of surgical and non-surgical options to address your cosmetic concerns. This variation of treatments allows her to offer a customized approach to your aesthetic needs and desired outcomes. So, to refresh your facial appearance or body outline with the best results cosmetic medicine offers, call Dr. Sara Yegiyants at (805) 682-1731 or contact us online.