Tuesday, October 8, 2013

5 Low Downtime Procedures to Enhance Your Appearance

Naples Plastic Surgery Procedures
Plastic surgery is about more than looking more attractive. Cosmetic procedures help to renew confidence, which translates to how we interact with others and gives us the energy to fully enjoy life. With advancements in both technique and technology, there have been numerous surgical and non-surgical procedures developed that will help you look and feel younger.

Facial plastic surgeries such as facelift and rhinoplasty offer the greatest impact when the goal is to smooth and tighten sagging skin or improve facial balance and harmony. The results will last long into the future.  However, these and some other procedures require recovery time that many women and men cannot afford to take off from work. Fortunately, there are still many options available for busy individuals who would like to be proactive about keeping their appearance refreshed.

The following procedures are offered by The Aesthetic Surgery Center of Naples, Florida, as part of our goal to meet the needs of our diverse patient population:


Botox has been a preferred treatment for dynamic facial wrinkles for many years, treating forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet. These lines are caused by the repetitive movement of certain facial muscles. To weaken the muscles and achieve a more rested appearance, Dr. Agarwal and Dr. Maloney administer injections of Botox in small doses for effective results that are safe for the patient. The procedure takes about ten minutes, making it easy to fit into a lunch break. Patients are then free to return to their normal routine.

Soft Tissue Fillers

There are several soft tissue fillers available, each offering different benefits. At The Aesthetic Surgery Center, patients may receive injections of Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Sculptra, Radiesse, and/or Artefill, depending on the area of the face that needs rejuvenating. Fillers target wrinkles and folds and add volume to areas of the face where youthful fat has been lost. The effects of the products are temporary. Some last 3 to 4 months, while other longer lasting injectables last from 1 to 5 years. Mild bruising may occur in some cases, but is easily camouflaged with make-up so that you can return to work the same day.

Lip Enhancement

Multiple techniques are used to increase lip fullness. One technique is to inject the lips with the soft tissue filler Juvederm or Restylane. The procedure quickly delivers a full pout that will last about 6 months or longer.  Patients concerned about the appearance of swelling in their lips only require about a day or two off from work before the lips look natural, making this a great procedure to have done on a Thursday or Friday. 


The skin of your face, chin and upper chest can now be tightened in the office without pain or scars. SkinTyte heats the lower layers of the skin to initiate the production of more collagen. Swelling the first day is minimal, if present at all. Over three to six months, skin laxity will significantly improve without any downtime needed.

Broadband Light (BBL)

BBL treats skin conditions such as age spots, small facial veins, freckles, Poikiloderma, and Rosacea. Photothermal energy emitted from the device heats the upper layers of the skin of the face to target fine vessels and the overproduction of melanin. The epidermis is not harmed during the procedure, allowing patients to apply makeup immediately and continue on with their day. On average, four treatments are needed for the best results.

To learn more about low downtime procedures, contact Dr. Agarwal at The Aesthetic Surgery Center. Call (239) 594-9100 for the Naples office, or (238) 594-9100 for the Marco Island office.