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Many cosmetic surgery techniques have become radically less invasive in recent years. In fact, 80 percent of the 11 million cosmetic surgeries performed in 2014 didn’t involve surgeries. This is good news for people who want to improve their looks but who have concerns about undergoing invasive treatments.

If you’ve thought about getting plastic surgery, you should know that these three types of procedures are becoming less invasive. That improvement makes treatments safer and reduces patient recovery times.

Nose Jobs

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Rhinoplasty, which is more commonly known as a nose job, has become a relatively simple procedure that can remove bumps, improve breathing problems, and even change the shape of the nose’s tip. Nose surgeon, Dr. Carlos Honrado, explains that rhinoplasty involves making small incisions around the nose. Since he places incisions inside the nose, they don’t leave visible scars. After making the incisions, your doctor can remove, arrange, or otherwise augment the bone and cartilage in your nose. This essentially changes the scaffolding inside your nose to create a more pleasing shape.

Although this process technically involves surgery, it causes little discomfort, which is usually controlled with medication. Incisions usually heal within a week. Many people get to show off their new noses in five to seven days.

Butt Implants

Butt implants, or gluteal augmentation, can change the size and shape of your posterior. Many people get the procedure because they want larger, more shapely rear ends. As long as you get the procedure from a licensed plastic surgeon, you should find that you can reach your results without an invasive surgery. Beware of illegal operations that can cause long-lasting pain and medical problems. Stay away from them at all costs.

Legitimate butt implants have become less invasive as doctors have discovered more effective ways to add the implants without making many incisions. Today, doctors only need to make two- to three-inch incisions to place implants behind the buttock muscle. The procedure typically takes between one and two hours.

Patients can expect some discomfort for a couple of days. After that, they can resume light activities such as doing housework and working at jobs that don’t require strenuous effort. After a month, they can resume physical activities like working out at the gym, running, and riding bikes.


Facelifts, which are called rhytidectomies in clinical contexts, remove wrinkles and sagging skin to make patients look younger. While there are nonsurgical rejuvenation techniques, they don’t offer the results of a facelift.

When you get a facelift, your surgeon will make incisions behind your hairline to hide any scars that may develop. The incision makes it possible to pull skin tighter over the face, which reduces deep wrinkles and sagging skin.

While this is an easy procedure for most patients, it can take up to four weeks for them to participate in strenuous activities. The recovery time, however, differs between patients.

Plastic surgery still involves surgical procedures. Over the last decade, though, it has become less invasive, making it easier for patients to look they way they want without experiencing much pain or prolonged recovery times.