We’re always hearing about the latest cosmetic surgical procedures in the media, from the newest way to fight wrinkles to getting rid of unwanted fat without diet and exercise. With all the hype out there, it’s hard to know which Cosmetic procedures for our Boulder-area residents truly deliver the promised results. Whenever you’re considering any procedure, make sure you choose a board certified physician in a clinical setting to ensure the treatments you receive are both safe and effective.
While some offices are ready to jump in and start trying out all of the newest fad procedures before they have been properly tested or FDA approved, Boulder Plastic Surgery’s board certified plastic surgeons incorporate the latest cosmetic procedures and technology with that has already been extensively tested and approved. Beware of some of the new, quick-fix techniques you hear about on the news; these procedures have not been adequately tested or approved and can lead to some disastrous results:
- Minimally invasive facelifts – Some new techniques promise to do away with the cutting and healing time associated with a traditional facelifts using injections of fat, stem cells, or blood plasma. These procedures are not FDA approved or tested enough to know exactly how they work. You could wind up paying a lot of money for treatments that don’t have the same results as a traditional facelift, and could lead to other unforeseen complications.
- Mystery fillers – Facial fillers like Juvederm and Radiesse are widely used to reduce wrinkles and give a fuller, more youthful look with safe results. Beware of using products like Sculptra, which can lead to bumpy clot-like formations in the lips that have to be surgically removed. Similarly, certain silicone cheek implants can move under the skin or form scar tissue, giving the face an uneven appearance. The physicians at Boulder Plastic Surgery use only the safest procedures to produce maximum results.
- Laser treatments – Boulder Plastic Surgery incorporates highly effective laser treatments to treat scarring, wrinkles, age spots, and spider veins. However, some high-powered laser treatments have had less successful results. Ulthera is a facial ultrasonic treatment that is so painful, most patients won’t ever do it again. Similarly, SmartLipo and Zerona are capable of melting inches off targeted areas, but don’t even come close to the results of traditional liposuction, and can result in burns or scars.
Safe and Effective Cosmetic Surgery at Boulder Plastic Surgery
Any kind of surgical procedure carries a degree of risk, but the physicians at Boulder Plastic Surgery make our patients’ safety a #1 priority. We will work with you to develop an individualized cosmetic procedure plan that works with your own healthcare needs and desired aesthetic results. Make an appointment for a cosmetic consultation today and you’ll see what a difference it makes when you choose Boulder.