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Posted February 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

Technology and Safety Advancements in Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is far from a static industry, and every year there are a number of technology and safety advancements in plastic surgery that allow patients to recovery quicker and experience fewer side effects. If you are considering plastic surgery but are put off by some of the methods associated with your desired procedure, check out some of these new methods and advancements that have emerged in recent years.

Endoscopic Face Lift

Endoscopic face lift procedures involve making a small incision and inserting a camera to view the underlying muscles and tissues. This allows surgeons to zero in on what is causing skin to sag and make smaller and more accurate incisions.

Laser Resurfacing and Contouring

Lasers are one of the biggest technology and safety advancements in plastic surgery. Different laser procedures can be used to resurface skin and prevent wrinkles, as well as dissolve and melt away fat to give a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.

Plastic Surgery Software

Plastic surgery software is a great technological advancement that allows patients to see exactly what they will look like after a given procedure. The doctor scans an image of the patient, then uses image morphing software to digitally alter the image to reflect the cosmetic procedure.

Non-Surgical Alternatives

In addition to laser techniques, there are a growing number of non-surgical alternatives to common plastic surgery techniques. Chemical peels provide an alternative to face lifts, and there are a number of new fat removal techniques such as ones that use cold temperatures to freeze fat cells.

Shorter and Easier Recovery Times

Surgical advances that allow doctors to make smaller and less invasive incisions have dramatically reduced recovery times. In addition, new drugs that make pain management easier have also been introduced to many plastic surgery clinics. Between these two methods, patients are able to leave recovery and get back to work sooner than ever before.

If you are curious about these and other technology and safety advancements in plastic surgery, contact Dr. Cohn with your questions.