Lip Augmentation & Other Non-Surgical Cosmetic Options
While a plastic surgeon can provide you with a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and other surgical procedures, the team at Thaxton Plastic Surgery offers a myriad of non-invasive, non-surgical options, including lip augmentation, Botox, cellulite treatments and more.
Before we talk about lip augmentation and other options, let’s talk about the current pandemic. While we cannot see all of our patients, we are here for any urgencies or emergencies, so please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you need help.
Additionally, we can still provide telemedicine services. If you wish to consult with Dr. Thaxton this can be done remotely, so definitely contact us at any time. Our goal is to keep our patients and staff as safe as possible, but we certainly can still discuss and plan future cosmetic procedures.
Now, while you might have to put off cosmetic procedures for a few months, there’s certainly no harm in thinking about the possibilities in the future, including:
Lip Augmentation – If you want plumper, more defined lips, lip augmentation is an easy, non-surgical option that can yield excellent results. For this procedure, we use lip fillers to achieve your new look. This is done either using hyaluronic acid or perhaps fat transferred from another part of your body.
Typically, the results from hyaluronic acid injections last about 9-12 weeks, and fat injections might last a bit longer. There are pros and cons to each option, and Dr. Thaxton will discuss these options with you during your consultation and come up with the best plan for your needs. To learn more about lip augmentation, check out this page https://thaxtonplasticsurgery.com/portfolio-items/lip-fillers/.
Cellulite Treatments – No one loves the look of cellulite, but with Cellfina®, we can reduce the appearance of cellulite in the thighs and buttocks. This procedure takes about an hour and the effects can last for as long as three years. To learn more about Cellfina®, check out this page https://thaxtonplasticsurgery.com/portfolio-items/cellfina/.
You can also check out our page regarding ThermiSmooth® body rejuvenation treatments at https://thaxtonplasticsurgery.com/portfolio-items/thermismooth-body/. These provide a temporary reduction in cellulite in many areas of the body including the knees, hips, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and more.
Reducing Wrinkles & Fine Lines – We have several treatments that can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. For instance, Botox can be an excellent treatment if you want to reduce the appearance of frown lines or crow’s feet.
Dermal fillers can be used to reduce the appearance of smile lines as well as to plump the cheeks. Lip augmentation, as referenced above, is one type of dermal filler, but have many treatment options available for other areas of your face. To learn more, go to https://thaxtonplasticsurgery.com/portfolio-items/dermal-fillers/.
These are just a few non-surgical options to consider. All of these can be completed quickly in our offices, and with many of the treatments, you can just continue on with your day after the procedure is complete. With some treatments, a day of rest is recommended, but usually, these procedures are very convenient and easy for our patients. We also have a full menu of Medispa treatments such as dermaplaning, facials, eyebrow waxing, microdermabrasion, and more. These are also non-surgical and can give your look a boost, so keep those in mind once we make it through these difficult times and we can once again treat ourselves to these cosmetic procedures.
Some Thoughts About COVID-19
COVID-19 has definitely thrown us all for a loop, but we can (and should) take some time for self-care. Here are a few tips that can help you de-stress and stay as healthy as possible during these difficult times.
1. Drink Water – Staying hydrated is one of the easiest ways to help your body. Drinking a proper amount of fluids helps support a healthy immune system, which is crucial during these times. Drinking plenty of water also helps your skin look great, which is an added bonus.
2. Get A Proper Amount Of Sleep – I know some of us are tossing and turning, filled with worries, and some of us are sleeping more than usual. Create a soothing nighttime routine, relax, and get some good sleep. A good night’s sleep reduces stress and provides our body with time to heal and rejuvenate. Set your alarm, though, and resist the temptation to oversleep too much, as this has been associated with several health issues, including depression.
3. Take A Walk – While we encourage everyone to practice social distancing and stay six (or more) feet away from anyone who isn’t part of our immediate family unit, we do encourage you to get out in your neighborhood and walk around. Fresh air and sunshine will boost your mood and the exercise will be beneficial for your body.
4. Try Something New – If you are working from home or, perhaps you’ve been furloughed due to COVID-19, you may find that you have an abundance of extra time on your hand. This is an ideal time to organize or handle a few of those household tasks you’ve been putting off, but it’s also a great time to try something new.
For instance, you could start journaling or scrapbooking or just organize the family photos. You could teach yourself how to play the piano or guitar or perhaps take some online art classes. If you have a streaming service such as Netflix or Prime, take a look at their fitness or dance videos or check out other online exercise options. Some even offer live classes where you can work out with people around the country.
5. Create A Routine – Get up, get dressed, brush those teeth, and eat a healthy breakfast each day. If you are working from home, try to set up a quiet workspace. If you are homeschooling children, set up a space for their learning and stick to specific learning times. Keeping a daily schedule can reduce stress and keep you on track.
There’s so much going on that we cannot control, but we can control our response. Take a deep breath, create a workable routine, and get the most out of each day. While this situation will be with us for many months, it won’t be forever, and we simply have to adjust to this new situation as difficult as it may be.
When we are able to return to our “normal” routine, the staff at Thaxton Plastic Surgery will be here to help you look and feel your best. So, take a few minutes to look over our website and see if anything catches your fancy. Perhaps you’ll opt for lip augmentation, a bit of Botox, or maybe just a relaxing facial to rejuvenate your spirit. If you are interested in any of our procedures, give us a call and we can set up a video consultation with Dr. Thaxton or another member of our staff.