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January 22, 2018

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To Go Or Not To Go Under The Knife

Plastic Surgery or Advanced Aesthetics?


 If you feel rather dubious towards surgical procedures involving needles and scalpels and are considering non-surgical advanced aesthetics, we hope that our comparisons between the two in the article below will help slay that pandemonium and give you further insights into the world of cosmetics procedures.


We are living in a world that is constantly changing and improving. In today's technology, transformation to our body however we wish is proven possible and highly impressive. Anti-aging procedures are no longer a conservative act towards correcting deformities but also a way towards the appreciation of 'beauty in our own hands'.


When it comes to deciding on the best treatments in advanced aesthetics, there are two considerations sitting at the top of the pyramid – surgical or non-surgical treatments. Have you ever thought that both options may eventually lead you to the same aftereffect? What level of pain or downtime can you manage? So in order to guide you closer to your decision, we did some of the research for you: answering questions from the differences between the term advanced aesthetics and medical aesthetics to the benefits and aftereffects of plastic surgery and non-surgical treatment.

There may be many advanced aesthetics service providers out there, but little is known about the available options and comparisons between surgical and non-surgical treatments. According to Wikipedia, “Aesthetic medicine is an inclusive term for specialities that focus on improving cosmetic appearance through the treatment of conditions including scars, skin laxity, wrinkles, moles, liver spots, excess fat, cellulite, unwanted hair, skin discolouration, and spider veins.”


Traditionally, medical aesthetics include dermatology, reconstructive surgery and plastic surgery that includes both surgical [liposuction, facelifts, breast implants, radio frequency ablation] and non-surgical procedures [radio frequency tightening, non-surgical liposuction, chemical peel, etc.]. However, we've come a long way since the very beginning of medical aesthetics. Procedures are now technically enhanced to change and alter the contours of your skin without touching a single knife or needle. At the forefront of it all, achieving the essence of 'beauty is at the perception of the beholder' can be a painless and affordable affair.


According to the Statistics on Cosmetic Procedures Worldwide 2014 report done by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, over 20 million aesthetic procedures were performed between 2014 and 2015 worldwide with the USA, Brazil, Japan, South Korea and Mexico sitting at the top 5 countries to have performed the most aesthetic procedures in 2014. More surprisingly, 83.5% out of the 11 million procedures done in the USA between 2012 and 2013 were non-surgical procedures. To date, the most popular non-surgical procedures include Botulinum Toxin, Hyaluronic Acid, hair removal, laser skin resurfacing and chemical peel.

While some of these procedures may help prevent diseases, many more have succumbed to the marketing of the 'perfect world' we all live in. South Korea, famously known for services in plastic surgery after the USA and Brazil, sees some of the highest procedures for eyes, nose, facelifts, liposuction and hair transplantation.


Whether it is to correct deformities from an accident or just enhancing an already perfect look, undoubtedly, medical aesthetics have evolved to an extensive state playing an important role in improving the quality of life, psychological well being and social function of individuals and people around them. With advanced aesthetics, laser and non-surgical treatments are becoming some of the fastest growing beauty trends in the world. Tools and equipment for medical and advanced aesthetics are no longer confined within the hospital and clinic walls as aesthetician/esthetician (the specialised study of skin care) can be professionally trained and certified to perform similar treatments.


Over the years, with vast research monies invested in the cosmetics industry, tools and equipment have become highly effective and safe. Some procedures that have been historically performed using scalpels and physical tools are now semi or fully computerised with high accuracy and less downtime for its patients. This means less pain, faster healing periods and, more importantly, less worry for us in this fast-paced world.


While the options for non-surgical procedures are still an option for many, going under the knife may still be the prefered choice for those wanting a drastic and significant alteration or correction. We advise that you weigh all available options with your consultant and professional plastic surgeons before your final verdict.


Cynthia Tong, Operations Director and Founder of Danai Divine Advanced Aesthetics commented: “Naturally, patients are more fearful of the downtime and pain in surgical treatment more than the costs involved. Surgical treatments are irreversible, need to be arranged in advance, and in any case of an unsatisfactory outcome, more surgery may be required. As for advanced aesthetics, treatments are progressively incorporated and likely to see a more steady improvement. At any moment in time, the process can be stopped and revised without much pain.”


The fastest way, however, is not a pain-free way. A surgery that involves physical dissection is indeed more prone to infection and scars. It is not only a worrisome procedure, even with the best doctors, it is highly probable that you will need to be on medication for antibacterial reasons and a longer time to heal. While this process may need to be clinically monitored, non-surgical advanced aesthetic procedures are simpler and require almost zero downtime.

People may still carry a stigmatized view on plastic surgery when it's for the sake of vanity especially involving facial features that are not due to deformities or accidents. While plastic surgery may not be just a weekend affair, advanced aesthetics provide that anxiety- or stress-free possibility, plus comfort. In this day and age, advanced aesthetics have excellent track records for being highly accurate, less painful and fast. While changes and improvements are gradual and minimal, a non-surgical session or treatment in the weekend before going back to work on a Monday fits into our lives making what used to be a painful encounter to something we can call a weekend 'treat'.

At Danai Divine Advanced Aesthetics, we ensure that our procedures are in line with top policymakers in Advanced Aesthetics community and internationally approved by professional organisations. We strive to educate the latest surgical techniques, informing the public, and promoting patient safety. While we ensure that our staff are thoroughly screened and extensively trained in the complete spectrum of non-surgical aesthetic procedures, we have also chosen technologically proven and certified equipment that are safe and stable while promising first-rate results.



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