The popularity of non-surgical aesthetics and non-surgical cosmetic procedures is growing. It is much more popular than it used to be and while you can find clinics popping up in many locations, for the best results it pays to visit a professional and experienced plastic surgeon, trained in these procedures too. Here we’re looking more closely at this kind of procedure and the benefits they offer, as well as some of the risks.

Benefits of Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures

The idea of changing your appearance can be daunting, but for many the additional confidence boost and self-esteem it brings is worth it. However, not everyone wants to consider major surgical procedures and if going under the knife does not appeal, non-surgical aesthetics are made with you in mind.

Let’s explore the benefits of non-surgical aesthetics:

Less pain

Minimally invasive non-surgical cosmetic procedures are usually a lot less painful than a surgical alternative. Numbing creams and local anaesthetics can be used and the pain is much lower than through surgical incisions and general anaesthetics.


The majority of these procedures take place in less than an hour. You can quickly book in for many treatments such as fillers and Botox at a time to suit your schedule without needing to make any changes or needing time out.

Lower risks

The risks involved in a non-surgical procedure are significantly lower than a surgical alternative. Chemical peels, for example, are much less risky than a facelift, though both can be effective if you use a reputable surgeon. With no general anaesthetic needed you also have the removal of that additional risk.

Effective Results

Non-surgical procedures often provide a semi-permanent change that can be revitalising and help boost your self-esteem. They offer great results and many can be repeated if you want to maintain the look or not.


Minimally invasive procedures are cost-effective and more manageable financially than surgical procedures. Most people can budget for the treatments they want.

Risks to Consider

The main risks to consider depend on the treatment in consideration. Botox, for example, has a reputation due to being made from a neurotoxin that paralyses your facial muscles. Regular side effects include bruising and swelling but if you use too much or the injection site is wrong it can cause muscle weakness, eyesight problems or even difficulty breathing. While this is rare, it is important to understand the risks.

Non-Surgical Procedures with Irfan Plastic Surgery

Mr Irfan Khan is a highly experienced plastic surgeon based in Liverpool. He also provides a wide range of minimally invasive non-surgical procedures for patients. Get in touch to book a consultation.

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