Contour plastic is a series of procedures that help to improve the contours and facial features (lips, chin, cheeks, eyelids, etc.), as well as get rid of wrinkles, rejuvenate the skin, give it a radiant appearance without a scalpel - using subcutaneous injections. What result can be achieved thanks to such procedures, tells surgeon, aesthetic medicine doctor. Olha Petruk.
Could contour plastic become an alternative to plastic surgery?
Now there are various procedures that can significantly improve the appearance, and these changes will be visible. They are not always an alternative to plastic surgery; rather, they can be combined. Indeed, plastic surgery, as minimally invasive techniques, by themselves, can not cope with all the tasks. For example, I had a patient who underwent two plastic surgeries , circular facelifts, but she still did not like the result.
To achieve the desired effect after plastic surgery, it was necessary to apply minimally invasive techniques. In some cases, it is advisable to inject before plastic surgery. For example if before blepharoplasty (eyelid plastic surgery) plasmolifting (plasma injection) is performed around the eyes, you can achieve a much better result from surgery. Thanks to plasmolifting, all processes in this area will be much more efficient, and recovery will be faster and more intensive. This is a global practice.
When are minimally invasive procedures more desirable than surgery?
Face contouring can be an alternative to plastic surgery in the case of age-related changes that can be corrected by minimally invasive methods. In addition, minimally invasive techniques require much less time for recovery and rehabilitation than plastic surgery.
And this is very important for socially active people who have a very eventful life and not much time. Sometimes people are afraid of surgery and can not decide to plastic surgery. In this case, contour plastic, that is, minimally invasive techniques, can also be an alternative to them.
It’s also a way to change your appearance for a while and decide if you like these changes. So, for one patient with the help of minimally invasive techniques, we made a correction of the nasal bridge.
The effect of the procedure will be temporary (about a year), but this will give her the opportunity to decide whether rhinoplasty is needed. If we compare the time required for rehabilitation.
Еafter plastic surgery and contour plastic surgery, what is winning? The duration of the rehabilitation period after plastic surgery depends on the amount of surgery, the somatic state of the woman (i.e. the presence of concomitant diseases) and other factors. The rehabilitation period is at least a week. After some minimally invasive procedures (for example, butulin therapy), you can almost immediately (after 15 minutes) go, for instance on a date. If the skin is sensitive, traces after injection can disappear in an hour, a maximum - in a day. Sometimes, after the administration of drugs, a bruise can form - no one is safe from this. But it will quickly disappear. When compared with the rehabilitation period after surgery, after minimally invasive procedures, it is, of course, much smaller.
And a person can return to an active lifestyle much faster. How long does the effect after injections last? It all depends on the drug, on physiological characteristics (metabolism, facial expressions, etc.), compliance with the recommendations of the doctor.
For example, the effect of botulinum toxin administration lasts from 4 to 6 months, and hyaluronic acid preparations can last from 6 to 14 months. The manufacturer of the “Radies” drug promises that the result lasts up to 2.5 years.
Who is contraindicated for beauty injections?
There are absolute and relative contraindications to minimally invasive procedures. The absolute ones include autoimmune, mental diseases, blood coagulation diseases, pregnancy and lactation, immunodeficiency states, and oncopathology. Among the relative contraindications are inflammatory processes in the face, infectious diseases such as acute respiratory viral infections, fungal diseases, herpes in the active phase. In this case, the procedure should be postponed until recovery.