5 Subtle Facial Treatments if You Don’t Want the “Plastic” Look

Subtle Facial Treatments

Although many people want to make a few improvements to their faces by means of plastic or cosmetic surgery, they normally want it done in such a way that it looks as natural as possible. Below are a few examples of procedures that can help improve a patient’s appearance without looking unnatural in any way.

Liquid-based Procedures

These are a great way for patients to improve various aspects of their facial features without having to fully commit to any end results and without looking unnatural in any way. Examples of liquid procedures can include Botox injections, Dysport, Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse, all of which provide tremendous end results for patients. These treatments are able to reduce the appearance of fine lines, life sagging brow lines, erase smile lines or even fill in minor facial depressions as well.

Laser Resurfacing

This option works well for patients who want to improve the overall appearance of their faces, but who aren’t keen to have full on surgery performed. Laser resurfacing works by removing the uppermost layer of skin, which can help stimulate the production of collagen and help tighten the underlying skin at the same time. It can be instrumental in removing minor blemishes, reducing the appearance of fine wrinkles or dealing with sun-related damage.

Eyelid Lifts

Blepharoplasty has become extremely popular over the past few years because it enables patients to look a lot younger relatively quickly. It can help improve vision in some cases as well. This is an ideal option for patients who have droopy or sagging eyelids, because it involves the removal of excess skin and fat in the eyelids as well as the immediate surrounding areas. All incisions that need to be made are done so in the natural eyelid creases, as this prevents any visible scarring afterwards.

Ear Surgery

Many patients are self-conscious about their ears, either because they think they stick out too far or are too big. Otoplasty can involve a full reconstruction of the ear to help reduce the size, or in cases where they are simply sticking out too far, be pinned back to the desired level. Incisions will be made behind the ears to reduce their appearance and excess skin is removed so that they can be flattened as discreetly as possible.


When this procedure is performed to reduce the size of the nose or make minor alterations to its overall appearance, it can be almost impossible for anyone to tell that a patient has had rhinoplasty performed. Although incisions will need to be made to perform this procedure, they are either done at the base of the nose or along the inside of the nasal passages to prevent visible scarring.

Another way for patients to ensure that their chosen procedures don’t leave them with an artificial appearance is to ensure that they are performed by an experienced and qualified surgeon. To find out more about these procedures, patients can schedule an appointment at our practice today.