Cosmetic surgery, over the past decade or so, has come on leaps and bounds. Whether through medical necessity or personal choice, there’s just no denying that the cosmetic surgery industry has changed procedures. The question we have to ask, however, is whether it’s changing for the better, and what it means for the procedures on offer today. Whether you’re looking for the best boob job Turkey has to offer, or a minimally invasive facelift in London, read on to find out how technology has really changed cosmetic surgery.
Micro-surgery is the new norm
For years, surgeons all over the world had been looking for any and every way they could find to improve plastic surgery and avoid any and all scarring where possible. Micro-surgery was that way. Micro-surgical procedures are often done with tiny incisions and even tinier devices that leave minimal or no visible scarring. Endoscopic facelifts are just one example of surgeries that have come out of these advancements. Rather than long, scarring cuts from your temples to behind your ears, smaller incisions are made on your temple and scalp, and an endoscope is used to identify and complete all necessary parts of the facelift! With minimal scarring and even shorter downtime, it’s no wonder that microsurgery has taken off as spectacularly as it has.
Tissue Engineering is better understood
Realistic and effective procedures are no longer a thing of the future. Never before has plastic surgery looked so, well, not plastic. Advancements in tissue engineering have completely revolutionized the industry, making procedures far more successful than ever before. Tissues haven’t always been able to ‘take’ to the new area as successfully as they do now. Implants and tissues can be generated using silicone, and with a better understanding of just how tissues and cells work, grafting isn’t always necessary. But, when it is, we better understand how to make the skin ‘take’.
Computer-assisted imagine has been one of the biggest and best advancements not only in cosmetic surgery but in medicine overall. Imaging can give surgeons the exact specifications that they need, which can help make sure that the results perfectly match the patient. High-quality results are easier to achieve, and reconstructive surgeries that need to grow within a patient are more efficiently predicted. Accuracy and efficiency are vital in plastic surgery for the best results, and computer-assisted imaging has made that more accessible than ever before.
The introduction of lasers to cosmetic surgery has been one of the most innovative and influential changes that the industry has ever seen. The media swept up laser surgery, catapulting it to the forefront of plastic surgery. A question that most patients will have when they walk into a surgeon’s office is whether or not their procedures will be done with lasers in any way, and it’s not difficult to see just why this has become so popular over the years. Laser surgery is a more precise way of removing outer layers of skin. This can tighten your skin, smoothen it out, and even remove brown spots and fix large pores. If you have wrinkles, fine lines, forehead creasing, crow’s feet or anything else you can think of, laser surgery can help with that too. It can even work as an intermediate depth chemical peel, but is far safer with less risk of complications.
Cosmetic Surgery is a constantly growing market, and with a growing market comes technological advancements that are hard to ignore. The changes that are constantly being made to procedures and tools are always being made, all to improve the treatments and results of a surgery. Results are better, more natural looking, and will more often than not take less time to recover from! Taking all of that into account, it’s hard to think of these advancements as anything but good! What do you think?