All the “scoop” about Non Invasive/Minimally invasive surgeries!

She is like a breath of fresh air. Radiant skin, glossy hair, perky lips…but how exactly? Today we discuss everything about the “has she done it?” look.   

So what exactly is a non-invasive/minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery done with the help of a viewing scope and specially designed surgical instruments. This allows the surgeon to perform surgery through several tiny openings without a large incision. These alternatives usually result in less pain, scarring, and a quicker recovery for the patient. Minimally invasive procedures use newer technologies, such as a laser, to perform procedures that once required extensive surgery and recovery time. Today’s cosmetic surgeons have a variety of tools and techniques that make procedures such as face and eye lifts more accessible and affordable. 

The biggest indication of a “job” done right would often lead people to come up and ask a few burning questions like – “Is it a new facial?” or “Is it that new sheet mask?”

In an era of “hustle culture” and continuous grind; puffy eyes, dark circles, and zits popping up overnight are worn like a badge of hard work.  However, consumers are willing to go an extra mile to smooth out those lines, lose that extra cellulite or slightly enhance their facial features which are quite difficult to achieve with standard beauty and skincare products.

This is when the “non-invasive” or “minimally invasive” cosmetic surgery comes into play. Popularized by films and celebrity culture, terms and phrases like “micro-needling,” “botox,” and “fillers,” have become extremely common in current times. Today we list down some factors regarding these super popular treatments and if it’s worth spending all your money on.

How much does it cost?

The average price of some popular cosmetic surgeries are listed below –

Extensive facelift: Rs 1,50,000 – 2,00,000. 

Rhinoplasty: Rs 1,00,000 – 1,50,000. 

Liposuction: Rs 50,000 – 2,00,000.

Some Famous Surgeries and What They Actually Do!

1. Botox

Long gone are the days of clunky old machines and over-the-top filled in lips. The world of aesthetic beauty has evolved and how! Surgeons have taken a more natural approach with a subtle hand. The key is to enhance your natural features and not completely change them. Botox is one such controversial yet “in demand” treatment. As the popular Samatha Jones of Sex and the City said casually while brunching out with her girlfriends – “By the time you ladies are fifty, I will be thirty-five”; Botox targets women who are in their early thirties and above. The payoff is almost instant with smoother skin, no smile lines, wrinkles, and pores. But then, what exactly is the catch? If gone wrong botox can cause scars, various skin diseases, and in some rare cases, skin cancer. Always check and double-check with your doctor, dermatologist, friends, and family who have had experience. Research, background check, and reviews will definitely come in handy.

Botox

2. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP

To prevent hair loss and thinning – American media personality, socialite, and model, Kourtney Kardashian documented her entire experience on the popular reality show “Keeping up with the Kardashians.” The entire process is done keeping in mind the quality of hair and the extent to which it has been damaged. Some consumers simply opt for it to get a healthier, thicker version of their current hair. It promotes rejuvenation and new hair growth. This treatment works for both men and women which involves injecting platelet-rich plasma from the patient’s own body into the scalp to repair damaged hair follicles.


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

3. Profhilo

Does she suddenly look extremely fresh-faced? Like all her tension and anxiety has been washed away? Are you wondering if a “good night’s sleep” actually did the trick? There are high chances that her face has been injected with hyaluronic acid. “Profhilo” is more commonly known as the “acceptable injectable.” The shots of hyaluronic acid are injected on 10 key points of the face (5 on each side). This targets the overall dullness and all the things we have to look forward to as we age, like lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, and loss of fullness. Hyaluronic acid is known to have extreme moisturizing properties. 1 gram of this solution contains properties equal to 6 liters of water. It also boosts collagen and elastin, two key components of plump and radiant skin. Needless to say, we can confirm that this one right here is a sure-shot hit! 

Profhilo

4. Microdermabrasion 

Dermabrasion has been massively popularized by the “influencer culture” and this process usually sands away the top layer of the skin. It has proven to be extremely useful in cases of severe sunburns and pigmentation. This non-surgical procedure is often known as the “power peel”.  This process involves blasting the skin with plenty of “tiny crystals” which exfoliate the outer layer. This also treats fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.  However, this treatment also requires a little bit of patience and pain tolerance. If the sight of blood makes you squeamish, then this is probably not the best idea for you. The aftercare and follow-ups may require a minimum of 10 sessions to fully see visible results.

Microdermabrasion

5. Diode Laser 

Are you past that stage when it’s not just about a random zit popping up anymore? Are all your DIY hacks like toothpaste and baking soda failing to cure your pimples? Have you tried out every over-the-counter drug available and have failed to achieve results? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then this treatment might just be the answer for you. Diode Laser is extremely popular for treating severe acne and acne scars. It goes deep into the layer of the skin to target the oil glands, which produces excess sebum and can often trigger acne. Like nonablative lasers, they get under the skin without destroying the outer layer. The downside is red inflamed skin, which takes some time to recover.

Diode Laser

Do these new technologies mean that we’re in the early days of a plastic surgery revolution? We can’t be 100% sure, but it definitely gives us scope and direction for the future. Evolutions in technology are certainly changing rapidly, while people’s perceptions towards them are beginning to get more open and acceptable. 

To sum it all up, non-invasive surgery is certainly more convenient and quicker. However, being a new concept requires a great amount of training and knowledge to avoid any complications. Do thorough research on the place you’re planning to have it done at. Discuss every bit of it with the professionals and go for it only when you’re completely convinced.