What are the advantages of cosmetic surgery over soft procedures like Botox and dermal fillers?
Plastic surgeon Dr. Bryce Cowan explains that the main advantage is that cosmetic surgery allows for a more profound and long lasting correction that’s not possible with other treatment options. Treatments are rarely one treatment versus another. Cosmetic surgery is often used in conjunction with treatments like Botox and fillers for maximum effectiveness, as corrections are often multi-faceted.
Another very important point is that the appropriate timing for cosmetic surgery can be critical. Some time between the early 40s to the early 50s is when the face begins to change in profound ways. As changes in the positions of the facial structure and the shape consequently changes, it’s at that point that cosmetic surgery can uniquely provide lasting and impressive change. Many cosmetic surgeons say that there is a “sweet spot” in time, between a person’s early 40s to early 50s that cosmetic surgery has the most profound effect.