If you are not happy with your appearance then cosmetic procedures or plastic surgery may beshutterstock_83756779 able to help. Which of these methods is the best choice though? Before you decide whether to undergo an invasive plastic surgery you need to determine if there are less invasive methods and less expensive cosmetic procedures that may be able to provide similar results. According to Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Steve Merten there are many factors involved in this decision, and the right cosmetic specialist can help you make the right decision for your expectations and issues.

The cost of the cosmetic surgeon or plastic surgery technique can be high, while cosmetic procedures that are performed in office may be less expensive and have a much shorter recovery time. There are some problems that cosmetic procedures may not be able to resolve though, and in these cases plastic surgery may be the best way to get the appearance that you want. Neither of these methods are miracle cures though, nor is it possible to stop aging completely. The right procedures will help improve your appearance and minimize the signs of aging or other cosmetic problems that you have.

Plastic Surgery May Mean A Longer Recovery Time.

The recovery time needed for plastic surgery may be longer than what is required for cosmetic procedures. That can be a very important factor if you can not afford to miss an extended amount of time from work or you can not be under restrictions for a considerable amount of time. Some plastic surgery may require a recovery time of weeks, however advancements in medical technology have reduced recovery time.  Cosmetic procedures that are performed right in the office, like injectables, have little recovery time needed. In many cases you may be able to leave the office of the cosmetic surgeon and go on about your day with few, if any, precautions.

The Cost Of Cosmetic Procedures May Be Easier On Your Budget.

The difference in cost between plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures can be significant. Your budget will be a big consideration when deciding between these two types of methods. A dermal filler of anti-wrinkle injection may run a few hundred dollars and up. Traditional plastic surgery could costs thousands or tens of thousands of dollars, and the long recovery period could also strain your budget as well. There are some cosmetic issues that cosmetic procedures may not be the best remedy for though, and plastic surgery may be required in order to achieve your desired outcome.

Which Plastic Surgery or Cosmetic Procedures Are Right For You?

Both cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery techniques can address a number of cosmetic issues and appearance problems. Signs of aging, pregnancy and childbirth, and many other symptoms may be eliminated with the right choice of treatment. As long as your expectations are realistic and you choose the right cosmetic or plastic surgeon then you can improve your appearance and get the look you are hoping for with one of these methods. A consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon can help you determine what treatments will help improve your appearance and confidence, and which options may not be right in your specific case.

If you want to discuss any cosmetic or plastic surgery procedures please call us at Pure Aesthetics on 9252 9262, orcontact us for an appointment to see our Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Steve Merten.