Cosmetic surgery was once a controversial topic of conversation, but as the years pass, it is a much more widely accepted part of life. More people than ever are opting for some cosmetic procedure in their life. There are many reasons one would opt for cosmetic procedures, whether to look younger, improve your health or even improve your confidence. In addition, technology is constantly changing, with more innovative ideas coming out every day in all industries. This is especially the case for medical technology and cosmetic surgery technologies.
Digital Technologies Impact on Cosmetic Surgery
The days of botched jobs and toxic materials implanted in your body are almost behind us for safer and easier methods. Cosmetic surgery has come a long way in the past couple of years. Due to new learnings of anatomy have led to more specified and reliable techniques for a range of procedures, especially in breast reconstruction procedures. This article will go through areas that have used technology improvements.
Smartlipo for liposuction
Liposuction has been a popular procedure for years; many have thought traditional methods are unsafe and not as productive as many may have thought. In fact, with innovations in this procedure, it is now safer than ever to have liposuction. The traditional Liposuction method removes solid bits of fat from the body using a cannula. This has changed now for the better.
Smartlipo is now much safer and more comfortable as it is not an invasive procedure like it once was. Instead, Smartlipo uses laser technology to melt the fat into a liquid form. This form of liposuction has a much faster recovery due to it being non-invasive. In addition, the laser’s heat stimulated healing, causing the tissues to retract.
Everyone knows that if you fail to plan, you should plan to fail. This is the case with every business, so plastic surgery is no different. When one goes for a consultation for their procedure, the surgeon will speak to the patient in detail and discuss what they are going to do and how they will do it. This was once just as simple as a marker pen to show where the incisions would be. This, in turn, did not set realistic expectations for patients, resulting in many being dissatisfied with the result.
Due to technology moving a long way, this can be reduced as doctors can now use technology to personalize surgery procedures. There are now pieces of software that surgeons can use to practice procedures before performing them on patients. This is, of course, not only for cosmetic procedures but for all types of surgery, making it much safer for the patient.
When one used to have a facelift, it was abundantly clear that they had it, and many suffered nerve damage in the process, which led to some body parts becoming numb. As the years have passed, the procedure traces have become less and less, but until recently, you could still find traces of a facelift.
There is now a new form of facelift called an endoscopic facelift. An endoscope is used to perform the facelift, where extremely small incisions are now made along the temples and scalp. This results in fewer risks and results in less scarring. This allows surgeons to focus on specific areas and improve the facelift results compared to traditional facelifts.
Computer-assisted imaging to improve results
In cosmetic surgery, many patients hesitate to proceed due to unknowns. They are also hesitant due to their inability to visualize the procedure’s outcome. In addition, many patients were once unsatisfied with their results due to unreasonable expectations. However, this can now be minimized due to new technology that allows surgeons to get specifications that help to show what the realistic outcome will be like.
For example, if one needs breast reconstruction due to a mastectomy. It cannot be easy to imagine what one would look like with reconstructive surgery. Showing patients exactly what they will look like after the procedure will allow patients to be more content with the outcome and can also lead to more potential patients going through with the procedure. Another example would be if one were opting for a mummy makeover, it can be hard to visualize the outcome due to the range of procedures involved; with this in mind, having a view of the whole outcome will give patients much more confidence in having the procedure.
As time progresses, more innovative techniques, methods and technologies are paving the way for surgeons and doctors to create a better patient experience.