Non-Surgical Procedures to Try When You’re Not Ready for Surgery

Plastic surgery can be a very effective tool to create a younger appearance by addressing signs of aging such as wrinkles, sagging skin, lines, and drooping areas on the face and body. It can also be a good option for slimming the body and addressing areas of fat that do not respond to diet or exercise. However, undergoing plastic surgery is not inexpensive and there is always some length of recovery or downtime involved. For this reason, many people who want to rejuvenate their appearance look for non-surgical treatments that can provide results without the high cost and need for lengthy recovery. Are you looking for a non-surgical way to look younger, slim your body, or restore the self-esteem you’ve lost due to aging? Here are some perfect options.

Dermal Fillers

Have you lost volume in areas of your face or experiencing fine lines and wrinkles? You don’t need a facelift to rejuvenate your appearance if the signs of aging are not yet extreme. Dermal fillers can be an excellent choice for renewing contours, smoothing out lines, and plumping areas of the face that have lost volume such as the cheeks and lips. Long Beach-based plastic surgeon Dr. Josh Waltzman uses dermal fillers such as Radiesse and Sculptra to not only provide immediate plumping and smoothing results, but also to stimulate collagen production so that patients see a long-term rejuvenating benefit. Dermal fillers are injected into the areas of the face that are showing signs of aging in a quick and pain-free process. You will see instant benefits and can usually go back to your normal routine shortly after your appointment. Though some redness and irritation may occur at the site of injection, this usually fades quickly and can be covered with makeup. You can expect the results to last anywhere from nine months up to two years depending on the filler used.

Injectable Toxins

Don’t let the word “toxin” scare you! Injectable botulinum A toxins such as Dysport and Botox are FDA-approved and safe to use in your anti-aging routine. They work by relaxing the muscles in the face that are used to make common expressions, smoothing out lines and wrinkles in areas like the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the mouth. These injectables are used in a manner similar to dermal fillers and the pain-free treatment can be performed over your lunch hour or while you’re out running errands. The effects of these injectables usually last around four to six months. For those who want the combined effects of reduced expression lines and restores volume, Dr. Waltzman can use a combination of dermal fillers and injectable toxins in what is known as a liquid facelift.


Many of Dr. Watlzman’s patients develop a double chin as they age as unwanted fat gathers and skin loosens. Though many people believe that a neck or facelift is the only way to address this problem area, there is a non-surgical alternative. Kybella can get rid of excess fat under the chin with a simple injection. The revolutionary procedure dissolves fat cells without damaging surrounding tissue. Though it may take several treatments spaced about a month apart to see full results, Kybella is a permanent, non-surgical solution to a common problem.


Have unwanted pockets of fat on your body that simply won’t respond to diet or exercise? Liposuction isn’t your only option! Dr. Watzman offers CoolSculpting, a non-invasive treatment that uses fat-freezing technology to destroy fat cells in problem areas. When destroyed, these cells harmlessly pass out of your body and are gone for good. CoolSculpting requires no anesthesia, has very little downtime, and can permanently slim problem areas on your body such as upper arms, love handles, the saddlebag area on outer thighs, and belly pouches.

Choosing the Right Treatment for you

Not sure which non-surgical treatment can help you achieve your goals? When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Waltzman, he can walk you through the different options. He will ask you questions and review your medical history to find out what treatments will be safe and effective for your specific situation. A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Waltzman is experienced in multiple non-surgical treatments and is dedicated to patient service and satisfaction. If you’re ready to experience anti-aging or rejuvenating results but do not want to go through surgery, schedule your consultation today to find out more about your options.