How tech is revolutionizing the world of cosmetic surgery
The medical industry, in the past few decades, has come on leaps and bounds in terms of technological advancements and the world of cosmetic surgery has certainly seen some of the biggest and best changes. Everything from laser technology to the FUE Longevita hair transplant, have changed how we view cosmetic surgery and how the results come to look in the end. Technology has revolutionized cosmetic surgery and in this article, we’re taking a look at how it’s done exactly that.
If there’s one kind of technology that’s changed how we view cosmetic surgery, it’s the speed and efficiency of today’s social media. With the spread of mobile technology, more and more of us have taken to social media platforms and as a result, the influence that these platforms and their users have has been revolutionary. Society’s pressure to look perfect, crossed with the accessibility of plastic surgery online have all led to more and more men and women opting for cosmetic procedures to ‘fix’ their flaws and social media is only making it all the more socially acceptable.
From improving eyesight to hair removal, laser procedures have stormed the cosmetic surgery industry, introducing new and lasting ways to get the lasting results without the need for going under the knife. With minimal downtime and no pain in most cases, laser procedures have offered a safe and secure way of reducing or removing imperfections and wrinkles and can often be a much more affordable alternative than traditional surgery.
Micro-surgeries have changed recovery times and the results of cosmetic procedures to an amazing degree. With tiny incisions, surgeons are able to get the same results using minuscule devices without nearly as much scarring as the original procedures. Due to the minimal scarring, lesser downtime and the subtlety of the surgeries, potential patients are now given the opportunity to invest in these procedures without having to worry about the risk of infection or taking weeks off of work for recovery.
Tissue engineering had changed the way we introduce new tissues into different parts of the body. We understand human tissue to a much higher degree today than ever before and can engineer synthetic alternatives and even encourage the ‘taking’ of substance from other parts of the body to introduce elsewhere. The more we learn, the better the procedures are getting and the future of tissue used in cosmetic procedures is looking bright.
When a surgeon maps out the potential results of a surgery, visualizing what the end result may look like can produce very different results between the surgeon and the patient. Thankfully, with the introduction and improvements in computer-assisted imaging, more and more patients are being given 3D renders of how they’re likely to look after their surgery. A surgeon and their patient will have the same understanding of the finished result by having a version of it right there in front of them, so everything from a facelift to a full reconstruction can be more effectively mapped out and agreed upon before the surgery takes place.
Technology has improved medicine considerably over the years and the cosmetic surgery industry has certainly benefited from these advancements. From the introduction of laser procedures to the improvements in micro-surgeries, the advancements so far have been great, so just what could the future hold?