Instead of a traditional Face Lift ($10,000-$15,000), some clients opt for Non-Surgical Lifts ($1500). When a client is not ready to drop $10K for a facelift, she'll opt for a filler (such as Radiesse, Restylane, or Juvederm) to the cheek area along with an advanced chemical peel over the face. The added volume will not only plump the cheekbones, but lift the tissues away from the nasolabial folds. Advanced chemical peels, like VIPeel, will not only smooth out the fine wrinkles, but reduce age spots and discoloration.
Instead of Rhinoplasty ($7500-$10,000), some clients opt for a Non-Surgical Nose Job ($650). Clients who are bothered by unsightly curves or depressions of their noses, or by their drooping nasal tips now opt for a simple in-office procedure performed with the use of a filler. With precise manipulation, Dr. Chiu re-shapes and contours a nose without the knife!
Instead of Brow Lift ($8000), some clients opt for a Botox Lift($150). Dr. Chiu can lift the lateral brow with just 2-3 units per eye of Botox to give patient's arch a better shape and make the eyes look more open and brighter.
Instead of a Neck Lift ($7000), many opt for Botox & Peel ($260 per band; $400 for VI Peel). Dr. Chiu uses Botox to relax the muscle bands of the neck, which creates a smoother neck. Many clients then undergo a chemical peel to get rid of that crepe paper look as well!
Within the confines of the current economic climate, Dr. Chiu is witnessing his well-to-do patients turn toward financially viable methods of recapturing youth, enhancing physiques, and rejuvenating their features.