Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Top Five Non Surgical & Minimally Invasive Alternatives to Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures

When it comes to cosmetic enhancements, the method of choice has significantly shifted from surgical to minimally invasive options. These procedures have grown in popularity because they are cost-efficient and associated with less downtime. The majority of these patients may resume most activities within a matter of days. And with the holiday season quickly approaching, these procedures may be ideal for the active patient who is seeking an excellent aesthetic result without the downtime and risks associated with invasive surgical procedures. During the past four years, Dr. Lewis Obi has spear headed the development of many of these minimally invasive techniques.

Hermaphroditus, Compliments of Obiarts Inc.
The following are the top five non surgical or minimally invasive procedures requested.

1. Rejuvenation of Forehead, Brows, Face and Neck

Sometimes a surgical face lift may be the only option to restoring youthful looks and repairing long term damage. But for most patients, there are minimally invasive options that may restore their youthful appearance. Through the use of Botox, a patient may smooth forehead creases while lifting their brow line. Adivive fat grafting utilizes unwanted fat from the body and refines it to a durable large volume filler for the face. And finally, the LJO Brow Lift is a minimally invasive proprietary brow lifting procedure that can be performed in half an hour with little-to-no residual scarring.

Downtime Required for Botox: None
Downtime Required for Adivive Filler: Three to seven days.
Downtime Required for LJO Brow Lift: Five days.

Patient received Adivive fat transfer to increase facial volume.

2. Liposuction and Body Sculpting

Certain areas of fat may not always respond to exercise and dieting. Traditional techniques for the removal of this fat are associated with long periods of recovery, general anesthesia, greater risks and less than optimal results. However, with the introduction of SlimLipo laser lipolysis four years ago, fat removal and skin tightening has never been so easy. An added benefit is that skin tightening continues for several months so that any subsequent weight loss is synergistic. One of SlimLipo’s multiple benefits is that patients immediately see visible results following their procedure and continue to see volume loss and skin tightening up to six months. During the actual procedure, patients do not require general anesthesia and may typically return to work within the following day or two. All of these benefits also results in a lower cost for the patient.

Downtime Required for SlimLipo: One to two days. Patients may resume work in one to two days and may resume physical exercises within five to seven days.

SlimLipo fat removal and skin tightening.

3. Breast Augmentation

Autologous fat grafting is not new to the world of cosmetic surgery. As a matter of fact, the use of fat as a filler has been utilized in cosmetic practices for over 30 years. Until the recent advent of the Adivive Fat Processing Unit, fat transfer results have never been as reliable. Through the Adivive system, fat is removed via SlimLipo, centrifuged and filtered into a more viable fat transfer. This process may be used to increase a woman’s breast size by one full cup without the use of implants. Post-lumpectomy and breast reconstruction patients immensely benefit from this procedure as well.

Downtime for Adivive Breast Augmentation: Five days.

Post-lumpectomy patient received Adivive fat transfer in
left breast, SlimLipo tightening in right breast.
Patient increased breast by one cup size with Adivive
fat transfer to breasts.

4. Non Surgical Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)

Whether it’s from trauma or ethnicity, some patients have deficient nasal bridges or dorsal humps that may be unsightly. With the use of particular fillers, such as Radiesse or Coapatite, these deficiencies may be corrected non surgically. It’s extremely beneficial to patients that have been considering permanent cosmetic surgery but aren’t sure if it’s the right choice. This procedure gives them the opportunity to “test” their new look before a more permanent procedure.

Downtime for Non Surgical Nose Job: One day or less.

5. Chin Augmentation

Just as a non surgical nose job, fillers may used in augmenting the chin without permanent surgery. Sometimes a combination of SlimLipo neck tightening in conjunction of a filler to enhance the chin may be performed for an optimal result.

Downtime for Non Surgical Chin Augmentation and/or SlimLipo Neck Tightening: Two to four days.

Patient received SlimLipo neck tightening to enhance chin.

Men and women alike are seeking new and less invasive ways to enhance their appearance without having to take a leave of absence at work or lose important time with their family. If you have been considering plastic surgery, contact Dr. Lewis Obi at 904-399-0905 to see if you’re a candidate for non or minimally invasive cosmetic enhancements.


  1. You have done a great job !! But, improvement in the body part without plastic surgery is really very strange for me as I have never heard it before. So I am not sure about it for myself.

  2. There are 5 non surgical options for plastic surgery.ad the post to know more


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