Top 5 Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
(ASPS) reported that the number of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in 2014 increased 4% from 2013, and a whopping 154% from 2000.

Here are the most popular.

Under the brand names Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport, this toxin is injected into areas of the face to block muscular nerve signals and weaken muscles so they can’t contract. As a result, you’ll see a reduction of wrinkles and smoother skin. Common sites for this injection are the Crow’s feet around the eyes and frown lines on the forehead.

*Number of anatomic sites injected


Demystifying Facial Rejuvenation

“A well-done facial rejuvenation makes patients look as they did when they were younger, but does not change their unique appearance.”

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeff Scott, recently sat down with us to answer questions about his different approaches to facial rejuvenation at The Plastic Surgery Center in Sarasota, Florida.

When a patient is looking for facial rejuvenation, how do you determine the most appropriate procedure?

It is most important to listen to the patient’s individual concerns about his or her face and neck. I then evaluate the patient holistically, considering age, medical conditions, medications, previous facial surgery, weight gain/loss, level of physical activity and smoking history. Next, I perform a thorough evaluation of the forehead, periocular area (around the eyes), mid-face, lower face and neck. Based on this information, I recommend a procedure or combination of procedures that best suits the patient’s desires while creating a harmonious, youthful and natural appearance.


Baubles & Botox

SCHERERVILLE, IN — One of the most successful family-owned jewelers in the country, 107-year-old Albert’s Diamond Jewelers sells upscale brands like Cartier, Chopard, David Yurman, Ippolita and Tacori and prides itself on its exceptional prices and service. “Whether you arrive at the store wearing a t-shirt or a tuxedo, you will get exceptional service during your visit. We appreciate every one of our customers and see every person who walks through the door as an honored guest in our home,” relates the store’s website.

Part of Albert’s service is to entertain customers throughout the year at special events and sales, including the chance to get married at the 12,000-square-foot store on Valentine’s Day. Dr. Gus Galante, board-certified ASPS plastic surgeon, was a featured guest at the store’sLadies’ Night recently, where customers had the chance to see him give live Botox demonstrations on his current patients. Dr. Galante also answered guests’ questions about plastic surgery.

“I appreciate having the opportunity to inform the public about plastic surgery in such a wonderful setting,” Dr. Galante told us.  Consider partnering with fine boutiques in your area for events such as this. Like Albert’s, there are thousands of sharp merchants who recognize that customers who love beautiful jewelry and clothes also want their faces to look the best they can, no matter their ages.