Seeking Alternatives to Breast Implants, Liposuction in Tough Economy?

Nov 7 03:17 2008 Danna Schneider Print This Article

It's no wonder that women and men have decided to put off or otherwise cancel cosmetic surgeries with the economy going the way it has. Heck, those of you reading may have postponed or re-thought any sights you had in the immediate future of having an expensive cosmetic procedure. Breast implants and liposuction are two of the most impacted cosmetic procedures, so what are you alternatives if you can't afford them now?

It's no wonder that women and men have decided to put off or otherwise cancel cosmetic surgeries with the economy going the way it has. Heck,Guest Posting those of you reading may have postponed or re-thought any sights you had in the immediate future of having an expensive cosmetic procedure.

So, what cosmetic surgeries are really hurting specifically in these hard financial times, and more importantly, when will they pick up again? Also, is there a way you can use the rough economy to get a great price on a cosmetic procedure. You bet!

There is so much information and misinformation (doom and gloom media unfortunately) going on around our economy right now, that you'd think the US was on the brink of a collapse they will never come back from. While the situation is probably the most dire most of us will see in our lifetimes, we will come back from this, but it is going to take a lot of time. Unfortunately, most people in the know say it will take a few years, not a few months, to fully recuperate and get back to where we were for this to pass.

That doesn't mean our worlds have to stop, but it does mean for many of us that we need to make cutbacks on things that are not a necessity or things that could be put off without too much hassle of inconvenience. One of the items that falls in the "not a necessity" category is, you guessed it, one of the burgeoning markets over the past ten years, plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures.

According to most plastic surgeons, the past month or two have brought dramatic decreases in their business, especially when it comes to the more expensive procedures that range in the thousands of dollars category, such as breast augmentations and liposuction, both of which are costly because of the anesthesia and actual complicated surgery that is involved.

Conversely, other specialists that mostly do less expensive procedures such as facial fillers, Botox, and other more temporary, but less invasive procedures that do not involve surgery and thousands of dollars, may have actually seen a slight boost in their sales. In other words, lots of patients who may have otherwise been planning to get a facelift, mini facelift, or some other facial procedure requiring surgery may have opted instead for the less expensive, less invasive procedure to save money for the time being.

The quest for other alternatives that may be less expensive to these common and very popular surgeries has led many women to look for alternatives to breast implants, face lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction and the like. However, even those areas of opportunity or women and men have seen dips with the faltering economy.

They're finding that there are some great nonsurgical ways to look and feel fantastic and to improve their bodies as well as their self esteem, which is a great thing since surgery isn't for everybody and doesn't necessarily always accomplish what they patient wants.

Facelifts may be the way to go for some, but often times they do not have the desired outcome and look unnatural. I've seen a few women in the public eye who have gotten them and looked good, like Madonna and maybe Janice Dickinson would fit in that category, but for the most part facelifts just make the person look like they got a facelift.

There's no need for that any more with the abundance of cosmetic dermal fillers like juvederm and restylane, not to mention a bevy of at home products that can be used to blast away wrinkles and the fine lines and spots that go with aging. Such products I'm referring to are the at home soft light lasers, microdermabrasion systems, chemical peels that are available in the same strength as a dermatologist office (just use caution), and other home treatments that provide a world of difference when it comes to looking younger.

There are also ways to enhance the breasts without surgery, such as supplements that stimulate the growth and development of breast tissue, vacuum devices that stimulate growth, and a variety of creams and lotions, heck, even hypnosis for breast enhancement, that have worked for women seeking to enhance this part of their body.

When it comes to cellulite, areas where spot reduction is needed, and body contouring, there are a ton of body wraps that can be used at home, cellulite creams and lotions that work with massage to contour fatty areas, and even special shorts one can wear that reduce specific areas of the body through compression.

So you see, if you are one of the people who has put off that plastic surgery or that "dream procedure" you've been hoping for all these years, take heart that you can improve your appearance without surgery, and for a lot less money.

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Danna Schneider
Danna Schneider

Danna Schneider is the primary writer for and owner of the cosmetics and natural beauty review site Breast Enhancement Product Reviews : Beauty Product Reviews and also contributes to another resources for natural breast enlargement called Breast Enhancement Pill Reviews, where information on natural and less expensive alternatives to breast implants can be found.

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