We are in the day and age where we want quick fix on everything. Some people call us the microwave generation. There’s movie dinner for when you don’t feel like cooking and there’s cosmetic surgery when you need a fix in your face or your body. However, is cosmetic surgery really the answer to our beauty problems or are there alternatives to cosmetic surgery?
First, let’s talk about the advantages and disadvantages of cosmetic surgery:
- It’s a quick solution to fix a problem concern.
- May have a professional outcome if done by a professional licensed cosmetic surgeon.
- Results are semi-permanent. If you got your desired outcome, then having a permanent (or semi-permanent) result is desirable as well. I mentioned semi-permanent because this can change as you age.
- Boosted self-esteem because of enhanced appearance.
- It can be very costly and usually not covered by insurance unless it’s a health risk.
- While it’s meant to provide a beauty solution, sometimes, it may cause some damage too such as scarring, depending on the procedure.
- Since it’s invasive, it can also be very risky. There have been lots of cases of cosmetic surgery gone wrong. Some even leading to death.
- Because cosmetic surgery is a surgery and normally comes with a recovery period, you can expect to have some downtime.
As you can see, there are equal advantages and disadvantages to cosmetic surgery. It is up to you to evaluate if you are willing to spend a large amount of money and be under the knife or if you are willing to take alternatives to cosmetic surgery instead.
Obviously, these alternatives may not produce the same desirable outcome as a cosmetic surgery but these are something that you can try for a time being and see if it works for you or not. Thanks to technology, it seems that there is a fix for everything nowadays and where else to find them but Amazon?
Here are 17 Products on Amazon that might just be your alternatives to cosmetic surgery:
For the Face: (Eyes, Nose, Chin, Skin)
1. Eyelid Tape
This is an alternative for those who want to get blepharoplasty – a procedure to create a lid on the eyes. Hooded eyes are most common among Asians but some individuals from other races have them too. Also, as we get older, gravity seems to pull our lids down too. It seems that this is the case with mine. When I was younger, my eyes are bigger. You may notice that in my previous photos, if you’ve been following my blog for awhile. As I got older, I noticed that my eyes are becoming smaller and smaller.
I discovered that there is actually a quick temporary solution for that! The eyelid tape. For less than $10, you can have your eyelids back! Or if you naturally have hooded eyes, then this might just be the solution you’re looking for without going through expensive cosmetic surgery which can cost up to $6,000 in the Houston area.
And if you’re worried about not being able to wear make-up while using eyelid tape, fret not! You can actually wear your make-up over it!
It has an average 3.8 out of 5 stars review from Amazon shoppers and it’s actually an Amazon’s choice. (What is Amazon’s Choice?)
While getting eyelash extension isn’t necessarily a cosmetic surgery procedure, it sort of has some of the advantages and disadvantages of it. It can be costly in the long run as you have to keep getting it done and it can permanently and significantly damage your real eyelashes.
There is a way to grow your eyelashes naturally as discussed on my blog post Drop Those Fake Lashes! Here’s How To Grow Your Eye Lashes Naturally. Just like any other natural means, this process can take time. If eyelashes are a part of your everyday look and you just can’t live without long lashes, magnetic eyelashes are something that you might want to try.
It’s easy to put on and remove and doesn’t affect your eyelash follicles to damage your real eyelashes. Also an Amazon’s Choice and you can have 2 sets for $12.99, compared to eyelash weaving that normally costs $60 just for the refill.
3. Eye Gel
Those dark under eye circles and bags are just nasty. Do you agree?! It just takes makes one look always tired and unpretty. Often, the cause is from lack of sleep and hydration in that area. For a quick fix, people who have money to spend just get those bags removed surgically.
A lot of times though, proper skin care and enough sleep will solve that problem. However, it is understandable that not everyone gets enough sleep and not everyone can find the products that will fix this problem.
Well this Baebody Eye Gel is quite promising with an average of 4 star reviews from over 14,000 Amazon shoppers. In addition to that, it is also an Amazon’s Choice. It only says that this product delivers what it promises: Helps Reduce The Appearance of Puffiness, Dark Circles, Eye Bags, Fine Lines, and Sagginess Under and Around the Eyes.
Also contains natural ingredients which is a definite plus.
Are you wanting to have some Angelina Jolie lips? I know many women wish they have those thick, plump, luscious Angelina Jolie lips that’s why they get silicone lip fillers. If you’re thinking of getting one, you might want to think again. Read this article from Esteem Medical Spa talking about the dangers of silicone lip fillers. Yuck!
There are definitely alternatives to lip cosmetic surgery (or injection) and that includes knowing how to better put your lipstick or lipgloss on to make it appear bigger or use this Lip Plumper Lip Gloss!
I’ve searched Amazon for an effective lip plumper and this one is very promising with an average of 4 star review from 18 customers. It seems a new product on the marketplace but it’s already an Amazon’s Choice which means that it has good reviews!
Got double chin? Yeah, me too. Whenever I gain weight, it’s usually obvious right around my face. Since gaining weight, I now have double chin. Pretty! NOT. You may have noticed that on some of my photos. Quite honestly, I was contemplating doing another facial liposuction again, like I have years ago. Read OMG! I Had Facial Liposuction…
BUT. The thing but was that I realized that the result of that was permanent until I gained weight. Although I could lose this double chin by making efforts to work out, I’ve also discovered that there are products to reduce double chin. Introducing, the Double Chin Reducer!
There seem to be many of these type of products on Amazon but found that this one seems to have great reviews and yet another Amazon’s Choice. It may be more pricey at $31 than its other counterparts but it’s definitely worth the try than spending thousands of dollars getting that double chin reduction surgery.
If you’re unhappy with your nose for whatever reason, chances are you’re looking to get a rhinoplasty. In other words, nose job. This is not uncommon these days.
But just like any other surgery, this can be very costly. An average rhinoplasty can cost approximately $4,694, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. That’s probably just the cost of surgery itself, not including medicines for pain and recovery.
Well, do you know that there are also products on Amazon that can be alternatives to this cosmetic surgery? How about this nose cream to slim your nose?
This Amazon’s Choice product claims to work for camel nose, hawk hook nose, short nose, proboscis, big nose, short nose, overcast nose, and all kinds of ugly nose. If you have any of those type of nose, then you might want to check out this product before quickly jumping on getting a cosmetic surgery.
Basically, the product claims to burn nose fat and reduce nose pores as well. It takes about a total of 40 day process before you can see a desirable result. It has an average 3.9 stars out of 5.
7. Nose Lifter
Want a taller nose bridge? How about this little inexpensive device that claims to lift your nose! Check out Nose Uplifting Clip that claims to increase your bridge and reshape your nose.
I didn’t think it’s possible with such a tiny and inexpensive device but the good reviews say the product worked! Obviously, there will always be negative ones but it doesn’t hurt to try for yourself, especially if it will only cost you $13. Also backed my Amazon’s excellent customer service and free return and exchange policy if not satisfied.
This one is definitely on my cart already and ready to be checked out in a few!
Perhaps a combined use of the Nose Cream mentioned above and this nose lifter might be great alternatives to rhinoplasty.
8. Jade Roller
Fine lines, wrinkles, saggy neck – they all come with aging, right? But is there a way to prevent it? There might not be a way to completely eradicate signs of aging but there are ways to prevent premature aging which is normally evident in our skin.
There are so many factors that can cause premature aging. Stress being one. But with proper skin care routine, using the right products while you’re still young, you can prevent seeing your skin fall for gravity’s pull.
I’ve recently discovered about Jade roller and the history of the product: “There is an old story saying that, thousands of years ago, the Empress of China used a face roller made of jade to maintain her youthful appearance and radiance. The semi-precious stone, considered a symbol of beauty, grace and longevity has long been revered in the east for its mystical powers.”
I know that ancient days had some ancient cure that we knew nothing about until more and more people are turning to holistic medicine and natural means for health and beauty.
With an average 4.5 out of 5 stars review on Amazon, I am inclined to believe that this product works and am about to try it!
To include it in your skin care routine can be effortless in my opinion. In fact, I think you can use it while in the car at a traffic while during rush hour going to work or coming back home. It doesn’t take a lot to use it. Plus it seems to relax your face and neck, relieving all the tension and letting go of your stress.
This sounds like great alternative for invasive face lift surgery.
I remember when I was little, a relative used to put 2 spoons in the freezer and use those spoons on his eyes to reduce puffiness and dark circles. I also remember having house maids growing up that use ice cubes on their faces as part of their skin care routine.
This Ice Roller seems to be the modern day version of that routine. A great alternative for eye bag surgery, the ice roller not only works for reducing eye puffiness but also works for reducing wrinkles, shrinking pores, and preventing facial dropsy.
It’s easy to use and has 4.5 stars out of 5 from approximately 1,75o Amazon shoppers. Very inexpensive and looks so calming to use. All you have to do is just put the roller head in the freezer and use whenever you can.
10. Derma Roller
This is not necessarily an alternative to a cosmetic surgery as it has a different function as the Jade and Ice Rollers. They’re not intended for face lift but for revealing an inner layer of skin for a more glowing look.
I wanted to add this product here because I know that some are struggling with adult acne, hormonal acne or just dull skin in general. And any of this can make one look un-pretty and aged. This Sdara Derma Roller might just be what you’re looking for if you have any of the beauty concerns I’ve mentioned.
It reduces the appearance of large pores, dull skin, and scars making your skin look smoother and younger. It is another Amazon’s Choice product and has over 1,100 reviews! An 4.5 stars out of 5 at that.
Some customers have also posted before and after photos which are very impressive.
So instead of spending more money on skin care products on acne that don’t work for you, check out this derma roller.
11. Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid have power anti-aging properties that if used regularly can produce some amazing results on your skin! It’s great for evening your skin tone, reducing the appearance of large pores and fine lines, and just making your skin glow overall.
There are many of these type of products but I prefer this one from Amara Beauty because it has no parabens, dyes, or fragrances, it’s cruelty-free, and vegan. It’s also worth mentioning that it’s another Amazon’s Choice and has over 4,713 customer reviews and an average of 4.5 stars out of 5 stars. That says a lot about it being an amazing product!
With regular use of this product, you won’t eventually have to have a face lift surgery!
How much does a breast enhancement cost? According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost is $3,708, according to a data published in 2014. That was 2014. I believe it is twice that price now in 2019.
But how much do silicone bra inserts cost? $20! Silicone bra inserts may not as a semi-permanent as the silicone implants but it’s a lot less costly and a lot less risky.
I’ve heard and read so many stories of breast augmentation surgeries that have either gone wrong or have gotten complications and had to be removed. I read they also don’t look good the older you get so some women eventually get them removed.
Why get cosmetic surgery and spend thousands of dollars? Just get these silicone bra inserts, they work the same!
This breast enlargement cream is supposedly all natural with an active ingredient they call Voluplus. I did a quick search on Google but it’s not clear as to what Voluplus is consist of but it’s supposed to retain fat on the breasts. They claim to have 95% customer success rate.
There are over 1,200 reviews on Amazon and has a 4 out of 5 stars review which tells me that it worked for some and some are probably not fully satisfied for whatever reason. Some customers say it works better with this breast enlargement pill.
If the above breast enlargement cream doesn’t work, try this bust firming cream instead. It is all natural with ingredients such as cocoa butter and vitamin E. It doesn’t seem like those natural ingredients can do something about enhancing your bust. But the 4 star reviews say otherwise. There’s a whole bunch of positive feedbacks that the product works!
In my book, this product is probably worth a try! If it’s natural and if it doesn’t cost a lot of money, then go for it!
15. Butt Lifter
This product is the #1 Best Seller on Amazon in the Women’s Shapewear Slips category, even though it only had an average of 3 stars review from 352 shoppers.
It has mixed reviews but for $12, I’d definitely give it a try and see how it works for you. Some customers who bought it have posted some before and after pics and I could see some nice outcome on some.
A word of caution though and this was mentioned on the product description – order a size larger than your normal size. This seems to be a product from China so it’s Asian size. They have included the sizing chart on the product listing so be sure to check that before ordering.
You can have fuller and more toned butt instantly with this butt lifter! No need to get cosmetic surgery.
16. Waist Trainer
If you’re dreaming of getting an hour glass shape without getting a surgery, then this waist trainer is what you might just be looking for!
Sixty-five percent out of 3,878 customer reviews are 5 stars! And it has an average of 4.3 stars out of 5. Not to mention that it is another Amazon’s Choice product.
Why does waist trainer work? Our waist is muscle and we can train muscles. Thus, waist trainer. Consistent everyday use of this will make your torso take its shape. I personally don’t own this particular one but I have something similar that I only use occasionally though.
But take my word for this one and definitely give it a try.
A few months ago, my husband and I tried lipolysis from a local medspa. If you would like to see how our experience was, read it here: How to Lose Stubborn Body Fat Effectively Through Cryolipolysis. I just realized I never got to post an update on that but I gotta be honest that it personally didn’t work for me. BUT it did work for my husband and he wants to go for more sessions.
While cryolipolysis isn’t a cosmetic surgery and is non-invasive, the cost can be similar to a cosmetic surgery. It doesn’t only take one session and it’s normally divided into different parts so the cost can add up pretty fast.
So looking at some at home options, I came across this fat freezing system that seems very very promising with 81% 5 star reviews.
This product seems like a great alternative to the traditional invasive liposuction.