What is the difference between Botox® and Plastic Surgery?
Botox® is injected underneath skin in order to minimize or smooth out lines and wrinkles on the face. Botox® paralyzes or relaxes facial muscles resulting in a smooth facial appearance.
Botox® is popular for several reasons. It is not as invasive as a plastic surgery. Botox® results are seen immediately. The down time is minimal. Most evidence from the needle are gone within 24 hours. Any swelling that occurs will subside within a day or two. Botox® is cheaper and quicker when compared to a face lift. It is temporary and last up to 6 months.
Facial plastic surgery is a cosmetic procedure performed by a physician where the patient under goes surgery with general anesthesia for the purpose to give a patient a younger facial appearance. Plastic surgery involves the removal of excess facial skin and sometimes tightening of the tissues under the skin.
Recovery times with plastic surgery can vary depending on the type of plastic surgery that is performed. After surgery, there will be bruising and swelling. Recovery time for most patients is around 2 weeks. Bruising can be minimal while recovering from swelling can vary. Make up can be used to cover as stiches are normally removed within 7 to 10 days.