Alternatives to Cosmetic Surgery

For those, who are wary of the risks inherent with cosmetic surgery or too squeamish to go through an invasive procedure, there are other alternatives to cosmetic surgery available. These include:

  • Hair removal lotions, waxing, and electrolysis in lieu of laser hair removal.
  • Dieting and exercise instead of liposuction.
  • There are several new non-surgical anti-aging treatments available in the market today such as Botox, collagen injections, and injectable fillers.

Frequently asked questions
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  2. Cosmetic Surgery: The Cutting Edge of Commercial Medicine in America; Janet E. Shepherd, JAMA. 2001;286(7):848-849.doi:10.1001/jama.286.7.848
  3. Cosmetic Surgery: Principles and Practice; Paul W. Greeley, JAMA. 1960;173(12):1392.doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020300104030