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How to Hide Plastic Surgery

While others are able to admit having plastic surgery without batting an eyelash, some would rather keep it a secret not because they are ashamed of it, but they think that their family and friends will not be supportive of their decision to go under the knife.

One way to hide plastic surgery is to choose minimally invasive procedures that involve little or no downtime.  For instance, Liposonix and Ultrashape are new technologies that destroy the “stubborn” fat by releasing ultrasound energy; they use a device placed above the skin that “melts” the fats without the need of actual surgery.

Thermage is another great substitute to tummy tuck and body lift as it can address “crepe-paper” skin.  It uses a device that heats the dermis layer of the skin, stimulating the body to release more collagen, a process that tightens the tissue that leads to a more youthful appearance.

But more often than not, non-surgical alternatives do not produce the same result of plastic surgery, which is why the latter is more ideal for patients who need the most correction, i.e., large amounts of excess fats in the flanks and abdomen, too much sagging skin after massive weight loss, etc.

Fortunately, there are minimally invasive surgeries for people who want shorter downtime to keep the procedure a secret.  For instance, mini tummy tuck uses a very short incision below the navel to eliminate the sagging in the abdomen, while the traditional technique involves a hip-to-hip incision.

For breast augmentation patients, it is quite challenging to hide the fact that they underwent the procedure.  Fortunately, this is not impossible.  By wearing a padded bra months before the surgery, their friends, coworkers, and family may not be able to tell the difference once they have their implants.

But perhaps the best way to keep breast augmentation a secret is to use smaller implants. Nowadays, it is not uncommon for women to ask for a subtle enlargement, e.g., from A cup to full B cup, which often results to natural appearance.

While body contouring surgeries may be easy to hide, this is not the case in facial procedures like rhinoplasty (aka nose job), facelift, and brow lift.

In facial plastic surgeries, swelling and bruising could sometimes last for a few months so it is necessary to take some time off work for a couple of days or weeks, depending on the doctor’s advice.

To hide residual swelling and bruising, patients could put on some make-up.  Some also wear a turtle-neck top or a scarf to hide the facelift bandages often placed below the chin and jaw.

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