We all know that the popularity of fillers, laser procedures, and BOTOX® is at an all-time high. And while these treatments are typically considered conservative options for age-related concerns, I’ve found that some artful innovation with nonsurgical technology and injectables is giving surgery a run for its money. From nonsurgical Sculptra butt lifts to liquid rhinoplasty and neck “lifts” with KYBELLA, I’ve compiled my favorite blade-free options.
Option 1: No-Knife Neck Lift
The ideal candidates for this innovative approach to neck rejuvenation are men and women in their 40s and 50s who simply want to slim and/or tighten their necklines. To treat the most common underlying causes of a sagging or poorly defined neck, I administer treatment with injectable KYBELLA® or WarmSculpting bySculpSure® beneath the chin (using the submental applicator) in conjunction with a TempSure Envi RF Treatment treatment. Patients should expect little to no downtime, although minor swelling and bruising are possible for up to a week after treatment. Full results are appreciable after about 3 months.
Option 2: Liquid Nose Job
A completely nonsurgical “rhinoplasty” may sound like a pipe dream, but it’s an attainable reality for my patients. It’s appropriate for many people who are looking for an alternative to traditional rhinoplasty, but keep in mind that it can’t make significant structural improvements to the nose. Instead, I use soft tissue fillers, such as JUVÉDERM®, to address nasal bumps and humps as well as moderately reshape and straighten the nose. Injectables can also be used to improve the size, shape, and position of the nasal tip. Best of all, there’s no recovery time necessary, and you can enjoy your results immediately.
Option 3: Nonsurgical Brazilian Butt Lift
This exciting option uses injections of Sculptra, which contains poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible ingredient that works to stimulate the development of your own collagen. Over time, this product can increase the fullness of your butt to give you the shape and size you want with limited associated downtime. It’s a great option for patients who don’t have the fat stores necessary to undergo a full Brazilian butt lift or simply for those who want to skip surgery or start with a more conservative result. This approach allows me to target specific areas of your butt to completely customize your look.
Unlike a traditional Brazilian butt lift, which requires an extended period of recuperation, the nonsurgical butt lift allows patients to get back to most of their normal activities immediately. We recommend frequent massage and activity, which help further stimulate collagen growth and maximize your results.
You can learn more about both Brazilian butt lifts and Sculptra butt lifts in a related blog post.
With seemingly constant innovations and possibilities, nonsurgical procedures aren’t going anywhere any time soon. Beautiful results with less downtime and less discomfort—what’s not to love? If you want to explore whether any of these nonsurgical options are right for you, request a consultation using our online form or call us at (518) 328-3330.
This post was originally published in June 2017 and updated in June 2023.