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There have been plenty of modern advances in cosmetic surgery over the last number of years. For example, facial rejuvenation has seen some positive changes thanks to a small instrument called an endoscope. An endoscope is a tiny camera that can enter the skin through a small incision. From there it can take photos of the tissues and provide the surgeon with a clear picture of how healthy the underlying tissues are. The surgeon watches this entire procedure on a monitor.
That is only the beginning of what advances have improved the world of cosmetic surgery as a whole. Here we take a look at how endoscopes have helped along face lift surgery, as well as the impact of tumescent liposuction. We will also explore the options available in non-surgical procedures for the skin.
Endoscopes are not a new instrument by any means. They have been used successfully for many years by gynecologists and orthopedic surgeons to help their patients. Today they are also used in cosmetic surgery to improve the manner in which certain types of procedures are performed.
Face lifts using an endoscope are accomplished by way of a few small cuts being made in the scalp area and in the lower eyelids. Face lifts are sought by those who have sagging and droopy skin on their faces that makes them look old. The down side to an endoscopic face lift, is that the swelling may be more extensive and it may last longer than what you would have experienced with the conventional type of face lift. The good news is that there is less scarring and the recuperation period is faster.
Tumescent liposuction is a new technique used by surgeons that reduces the loss of blood and speeds up the recovery period. This modern form of liposuction is done under local anesthesia. Adrenaline and salt water are inserted into the surgical site to expand both the fat to be excised as well as the tissues. This makes the area easier to work with for the cosmetic surgeon. The tumescent technique can make it possible for a large fat percentage to be removed at one time.
If you are looking for improvements for your skin that do not require surgery, then a cosmetic surgeon can help you with that! There are arrays of modern skin treatments that do not really fall under the category of surgical procedures. Some examples of these include chemical peels, Botox, Restylane and microdermabrasion.
A chemical peel is an excellent choice for those who have skin that has been damaged by too much sun exposure. Chemical peels fall into three categories – superficial peels, medium depth peels and deep depth peels. The stronger the peel is, the deeper it will make its way into the skin and the more dramatic the end result. These peels, the deep depth peels, will necessitate anesthesia and a lengthy period of healing. On the other hand, the other two types of peels will allow you to return to your skincare and makeup regimen very soon after the treatment has been administered.
Chemical peels both increase and improve the production of both collagen and elastin which are building blocks of the skin that give it its youthful appearance. The peels also reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles and prevent new ones from gaining a foothold. Let the cosmetic surgeon inspect your skin in order to recommend which peel is most appropriate for you.