Bright closeup portrait picture of beautiful womanWhen it comes to cosmetic treatments, there are surgical procedures and non-surgical procedures available. Almost every aesthetic concern patients have can be addressed with some kind of cosmetic procedure. Oftentimes, Dr. Retana see men and women who aren’t sure if they should seek out solutions through cosmetic surgery, or if they should choose the more conservative approach of a non-surgical treatment. The truth is that cosmetic surgery will always provide more drastic changes for our patients at Capital Center for Cosmetic Surgery. But not every patient needs surgery to correct their problem areas. So how do you know which treatment option is best for you? Keep reading to learn more about the differences between cosmetic surgery procedures and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

Surgical procedures are a good solution for patients who want more substantial changes in their physical appearance. If you are suffering from severe facial skin laxity or deep lines and wrinkles on your face and neck, you will see more improvement from a facelift or a neck lift than you will if you attempt a non-surgical treatment. 

In addition, if you want to have implants placed, surgery will clearly be required. No amount of filler can create the same degree of fullness that implants will. On the other hand, if you have a need for a breast reduction or want to have your nose reshaped, those procedures can only be completed by performing cosmetic surgery. 

All in all, cosmetic surgery will provide long-term, dramatic results for those who are willing to endure surgery and the longer healing time associated with it. 

Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures

Often referred to as “non-invasive” procedures, non-surgical treatments do not require incisions or general anesthesia. Men and women who seek out non-surgical cosmetic treatments usually do so through dermal fillers, laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, or microdermabrasion to help improve their appearance and reduce fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and scarring.

Non-surgical procedures are often best for people who are just starting to see the telltale signs of aging on their face, neck, or hands. With advancements in today’s cosmetic procedures, these non-surgical solutions can be very effective in providing amazing results for men and women.

Depending on the degree of cosmetic change a patient desires, Dr. Retana will be able to recommend appropriate and effective non-surgical cosmetic procedures to provide soft, subtle changes that can make all the difference in the world.

Dr. Retana Will Know Best

If you have been researching cosmetic surgery options and non-surgical procedures for your trouble areas, but still don’t know what might be best for you, call our office to make an appointment with Dr. Retana so he can give you his professional recommendation.

You can search google all day long, but in the end, only a physical examination in our office can give Dr. Retana the ability to determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs. Call Capital Center for Cosmetic Surgery today at (202) 386-7100.