This-Not-That: 3 Cosmetic procedures that deliver results without downtime

Be honest: everyone has something they'd like to change about their look, but the high prices, recovery time, and even fear of going 'under the knife' can make plastic surgery procedures unrealistic. Check out these three alternatives that deliver noticeable results faster and easier than you'd think:

1) Laser Lipo vs. Liposuction: With laser liposuction, you can slim down your body without going under general anesthesia. While there are multiple brands to choose from, laser liposuction generally involves a cannula being inserted under the skin, through which a laser is used to melt fat away. Bonus: the laser tightens the skin, contouring it over your newly firmed curves.

2) Injectables vs. Facelift: Everyone's heard of BOTOX and dermal fillers like Juvederm, but did you know that when they're used in combination for a full-face treatment, it's called a Liquid Facelift? Using dermal injectables rather than a surgical facelift means that you wont have any scars and results will be natural. Injectables can even be used to plump up your lips and correct nose shape! Plus there's almost no recovery time, so you're back to work or play right away.

3) Laser Ablation vs. Vein Surgery: Gone are the days of month-long recovery times propped up in bed after varicose vein surgery: new advances in vein treatment have revolutionized varicose vein treatment. Patients are actually encouraged to walk around after laser ablation treatments, and are wide awake through the entire procedure. Varicose vein treatment has never been easier.

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