Ten Ways to Become a 10
Herein, the experts describe the top five invasive and top five noninvasive cosmetic procedures and how they rate in the First State.
Dr. Peter Coggins, a surgeon in Greenville, says about 80 percent of his patients undergo fat grafting, which is one of the most popular noninvasive cosmetic procedures in the United States. Here, Coggins performs a liposuction procedure. Photograph by Jared Castaldi
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Hyaluronic Acid (Juvederm, Restylane)
Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in connective tissue, some cartilage and joint fluids. It’s used to plump up lips and fill deep eye wrinkles and the nasolabial folds.
How it’s done Malek has had Juvederm without numbing and quickly opted for numbing. Some doctors use injections to numb the area. Others go for topical treatments. The material is then injected into the site. Lonergan gives a mirror to his patients and together they decide how much is needed to achieve the desired effect.
Why it rates Complication rates are relatively few. Results last for up to six months.
Risks Temporary lumps, clumping caused by facial movement that creates nodules, acne-like eruptions.
Recovery There may be swelling, redness or bruising at the injection site for a few days. An over-filled area should resolve in a matter of hours or days.
Cost $650 to $850 a syringe.
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