Really? Yeah, REALLY! The cosmetic industry has recently seen a revolution in the form of plastic surgery for almost every age related issue: turkey neck, thin lips, loose skin, crooked nose and droopy eyes, just to name a few. The problem is cosmetic surgery is expensive, painful and the results don't turn out the way you want them to.
As for surgical procedures I am all in. I mean, heck why not. Life is short, do what you want. We aren't getting any younger. But plastic surgery might not be for everyone.
In reality, there are tons of plastic surgery alternatives out there that are safe and in some cases even work better than plastic surgery. Plus, easier on your body and your pocket book.
Sounds pretty good, doesn't?
But before I tell you about non-surgical interventions, let’s quickly go over why you might consider dismissing surgical procedures to look younger.
What are the disadvantages of surgical procedures?
I have made a chart for your review. Prices do vary based on city and surgeon. Pay attention to possible complications.
The good news is, for every surgical procedure mentioned above, there is a plastic surgery alternative that is cheap, easy to use and highly effective.
Below, I have listed the alternative and identified where you can get them. And yes, once you use the treatments, all your friends will be drooling wanting to know your secret.
1. Flat Tummy- Sea weed body wrap:
Why would you opt for an option involving incision and blood, when such a simple alternative is in your hands already? Yes, I’m talking about covering your body with seaweed and then wrapping up.
Sea Weed is a cheap alternative to plastic surgery. It costs but a few dollars.
You can use a clear, plastic type sheet to wrap your tummy and use a seaweed lotion that has been shown to reduce fat accumulation. So, your tummy fat never grows on you and belly stays flat and youthful!
Why not try Sea Weed Body Lotion from SeaweedPeet. The formula is all natural, containing sea weed, sea minerals, sea based AHA's, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E.
Or, try a sea weed essential oil.
Quick Tip! There are many high end spas applying sea weed essential oil on the tummie and then taking a dry brush to the stomach area to work it in.
And, after you have lost the fat with sea weed, you want to make sure your skin stays firm! To the rescue? More secrets from the sea!
Check out my blog on using sea lettuce to firm and tighten saggy skin. There you will find my very own sea lettuce recipe to firm and tighten loose skin on your body (except face). Instructions on how to mix are included. Just click on the box below.
2. Perky Bust- Bust cream:
Fashion world has been going crazy about breast augmentation lately. Who doesn’t want perky boobs after all? But getting a boob job is expensive and invasive. So, I have a plastic surgery alternative that can help you in getting perky bust with no complications. Bust creams.
These creams have Peptides that help in keeping breasts’ skin youthful. So, rubbing a cream on your bust area can save you from a lot of hassle.
There are 2 creams I recommend:
a. Clarins Bust Beauty Firming Lotion
b. Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Bust Cream with Vitamin E
The bust creams are a far cry from the plastic surgery solutions-less pain, less recovery, less money.
3. Turkey free neck- Exercises:
A perfect plastic surgery alternative! And not only are exercises cheap, they are completely free!
Neck wattle is one of the nasty signs of aging and it is corrected by surgery. But one of the many alternatives to plastic surgery for aging is exercise for turkey neck. You can any of these:
• Sit calmly and look up to the ceiling so that skin of your chin gets tightened. Close your mouth and start a chewing motion. Do it for 20 seconds and give a rest of 5 seconds. Repeat it.
• Roll your both lips over teeth and open your mouth as much as you can. Hold your head for 30 seconds by tilting it back. Rest for 10 seconds and repeat it.
• Lie on your bed and tilt your head down off the edge of it. Hold it there for a few seconds and repeat it after resting.
Check out my article on how to Get Rid of the Turkey Neck. There is a second set of exercises in the article. Just click on the box to gain access.
4. Full lips- Cinnamon rub:
Cinnamon has so many health benefits, including supporting weight loss, who would have ever thought cinnamon could replace a lip lift or lip injections!
Cinnamon not only exfoliates your lips but also makes them look pulpy and prominent.
Take a little bit of coconut oil and rub it over your lips. Then, add a sprinkling of cinnamon and apply it on your lips over the coconut oil. Rub both off gently after some time and apply lipstick. You will see how it acts as a perfect alternative to a lip lift and lip fillers.
Or, you can try Dr. Bangs Lip Freak, an all natural lip balm, containing cinnamon oil, that will leave your lips buzzing!
Click on the video below to learn more about the product.
(I took this video at the Natural Product Expo in Anaheim and had a direct one on one with the LipFreak Team!)
5. Open eyes- Egg white mask:
A perfect plastic surgery alternative to an eye lift? Egg Whites! And costs just pennies!
Egg white masques have been used for centuries. Heck, I have been doing egg white masques since I was 6 years old with my mom. Old is new again! Or as in egg whites, they have really never gone out of style.
It is the albumin in the egg white that triggers the tightening effect. It takes less than 15 minutes for the firming and tightening to happen. The firming improves fine lines and wrinkles and tightens up the drooping of skin.
That’s why I’ve put it in list of alternatives to plastic surgery for aging. You can make a mask by mixing egg white with honey and lime juice (freshly prepared). Or, simply take an egg white, whip it up with a fork till it becomes foamy, then apply to your eye area.
And even your entire face!
TIP FOR SUCCESS: Do not move, do not smile, do absolutely nothing while the egg white is on your face. The egg white film will crack and so will your firming!
6. Tight skin on butts and legs- Skin firming serum:
Skin firming creams have vitamins and other nutrients that tighten your loose skin. They alleviate collagen and elastin levels in your skin and improve wrinkling. That’s why these creams can be used as alternatives to plastic surgery for skin aging. They are inexpensive as compared to surgical methods and give maximum results.
I recommend Aveeno Positively Ageless Firming Body Lotion. Palmers Cocoa Butter Firming Butter is also a good choice. Both are effective and affordable. Around $10-$12.
Palmers has been ranked #1 by Total Beauty Magazine, known for expert advice and unbiased reviews.
You can also use my skin firming formula, using sea lettuce, with proven firming properties. If you did not get a chance to download the article before, you can access it right now, by clicking here.
7. Roadmap free forehead- Spackle for face:
I use this term loosely, as I have been selling topical fillers for wrinkles, aka-spackle for the face, during my time on shopping channels around the world.
The lovely and one of the worlds most renowned cosmetic mavens, Adriene Arpel, of Signature Club A, coined that phrase on Home Shopping Network (HSN) ohhh so many years ago.
Spackle face cream is anything but new. It is however a new addition to alternatives to plastic surgery for aging.
Depending on which Spackle you get, it settles between wrinkles and fine lines to make a smooth stage for makeup.
So, in some cases, spackle can act as perfect alternative to botox.
Some contain Hyaluronic Acid and Retinol (Vitamin A), some contain Silicon.
My suggestion to you is to head off to a Sephora, speak to a consultant, and find the best one that suits your needs.
If you are in the need for speed, try Kiehl's Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler. Available at Bloomingdale's or on the Kiehl's website.
8. Perfect nose-Contouring technique:
Contouring is a perfect plastic surgery alternative for a nose job. Just apply bronze on both sides carefully. Blend it with brush and voila! Your nose looks beautiful and properly shaped.
For a FREE step by step guide on how to highlight to fill in the hollows and how to contour to lessen any saggy skin, please click on the box below to access your free cheat sheet.
9. Smooth complexion- Kellie’s homemade sugar scrub
Kellie’s home-made scrub is one of the top alternatives to plastic surgery for aging. Made with Coconut oil and Olive oil, Brown sugar and White sugar plus Almonds and Vitamin E, it provides effective exfoliation and rejuvenation of complexion. You can find the recipe here. Congrats! You won’t need chemical peel anymore.
Whew! There you have it! 9 Plastic Surgery Alternatives that are Cheap and has Everyone Drooling! Of course they are drooling, they want your secrets! And it is up to you to give them your secret. Or not!
Til Next Time,
Growing Younger Everyday