There are many cosmetic surgery options available to men and women who want to improve certain problem areas and fulfill their cosmetic goals.

Although most people have a general idea of whether they want a surgical or non-surgical cosmetic procedure, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery recently highlighted 4 things you should consider when choosing between surgical and non-surgical:

Length of recovery and downtime: Cosmetic surgery will require time away from work and social activities, while non-surgical options like BOTOX® have no downtime.

Longevity of results: Although a cosmetic surgery may require a week or two for recovery, the results last longer than those achieved with injectables and fillers. A facelift restores a more youthful facial appearance for many years, while BOTOX requires re-treatments every four months to maintain results.

Cost of procedure: Cosmetic surgery tends to require a greater up-front cost than non-surgical procedures, but you should consider the need for periodic non-surgical re-treatments, which cause cost to increase over time.

Results: A surgical procedure is capable of achieving a fairly dramatic change in breast size, facial appearance and other physical features. Surgical results can also be more subtle and natural. Non-surgical treatments typically produce subtle cosmetic effects.

The only way to know how effectively cosmetic surgery or non-surgical treatments can achieve your goals is to meet with an experienced plastic surgeon.

To learn more about your cosmetic surgery options in Dallas, Texas, please contact the Cosmetic Surgical Center to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vasdev Rai.