How to Choose Between Surgical and Nonsurgical Procedures

Posted on May 28, 2021 under Non-Invasive, Plastic Surgery

What Do I Need to Know About Surgical Procedures in Plastic Surgery?

If you are looking for a substantial, permanent change in your facial appearance or body structure, cosmetic surgery is probably a good option for you. Surgical procedures are usually done in one session. They will likely require more recovery time than non-surgical options but seldom need repeat treatment sessions.

The most common categories of cosmetic surgery involve breast, body, and facial procedures.

Breast Procedures

Common breast procedures include:

Facial Procedures

Facial procedures often reduce signs of aging, but can also adjust the natural features at any age.

Body Enhancing Procedures

For various areas throughout the body, plastic surgery can create a more balanced, proportionate, or flattering look.

What Do I Need to Know About Non-Surgical Procedures in Plastic Surgery?

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures can achieve striking results for rejuvenating a patient’s physical appearance. If you desire a new look without undergoing surgical incisions or longer downtime, the non-surgical route may be for you.

Injectables are a common form of non-surgical cosmetic surgery. They require the same high level of expertise and skill as those performed surgically. One benefit is the absence of an incision scar, thus producing a more natural look.

Some popular injectables are:

How Can I Choose the Right Procedures for Me?

Research cosmetic surgeons in your area to find one with extensive training and skill to perform your procedure. Check out their ratings to see how other patients rate their satisfaction with the treatment and results they received.

Schedule an in-person or virtual consultation with the cosmetic surgeon you are considering to find out if you want to go ahead with scheduling an appointment. While awaiting your appointment time, continue to research surgical options for your condition. Your surgeon will listen to your needs and provide personalized professional guidance.

How Many People Seek Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures?

Millions of people choose to have surgical or non-surgical cosmetic procedures each year. A survey performed in 2015 revealed that 74 percent of these people wanted a natural-looking rhinoplasty procedure, while 71 percent needed eyelid surgery to reduce the look of fatigue.

An estimated 72 percent of plastic surgery patients were seeking both surgical and non-surgical procedures. Both surgical and non-surgical procedures are changing and evolving in recent years, making it more important than ever to have a careful, detailed consultation with your plastic surgeon.

Dr. Basile’s Qualifications

If you live in the Jacksonville, Florida area, contact Patrick L. Basile, M.D., a plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery with 12 years in practice.

Born in Bogota, Colombia and raised in Long Island, New York, Dr. Basile earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree at Boston College in Chestnut Hills, Massachusetts and completed his Post-Baccalaureate at the University of Pennsylvania.

He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY for his Medical Degree. Dr. Basile served in the United States Navy. He served at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as the Assistant Chief of Plastic Surgery as well as the Director of Microsurgery.

Dr. Basile lives with his wife and six children in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and serves patients in his own private practice.

Schedule a Consultation

Contact Dr. Basile by calling (904)-701-1927 or contact our office online to schedule a consultation for a surgical or non-surgical procedure that interests you.