Plastic surgery is an incredible and effective way to improve some of your features that you haven't always been happy with. At the same time, it is concerning to people because they don't know what they are getting. It's hard to imagine what you would look like with a new nose or a breast augmentation. Nevertheless, with new technologies, you can know exactly what you will look like and get the results you want. Here are three ways that plastic surgery is advancing and allowing you to improve your image:
3-D imaging plastic surgery is a technique that allows your doctor to try out different procedures on a virtual scan of your body to show you exactly what the different surgery options will look like on you. For example, if you are getting a breast augmentation, he can show you the different sizes and types of implants and give you a great idea of what you will look like once your surgery is over.
Some surgeries can dramatically alter your appearance, so you want to make sure that the surgeon and you are on the same page. Rhinoplasties can dramatically alter your appearance, so you may want to see what a few different nose types before you make a decision on it.
Plastic surgery used to require the services of a dedicated anesthesiologist, necessitating a longer recovery, higher costs, and longer stays in recovery. Today, most plastic surgeries can be taken care of in the surgeon's office without the need for an anesthesiologist. Because an anesthesiologist can cost several thousands of dollars, this can dramatically reduce the cost of your surgery.
Advances in microsurgery are dramatically reducing the time it takes for you to recover from your surgery and leaving you with less pain and scarring. Where older surgeries required large incisions for forehead and face lifts, surgeons today are able to insert instruments into small incisions in your skin and loosen up the skin from the underlying tissue. They can make stitches to tighten up muscles underneath the skin, then can use screws, staples, and other tools to tighten the skin itself. This reduces bruising and makes it so that you can recover much quicker.
Plastic surgery continues to improve and get better with every passing year. If you've considered surgery in the past but decided against it, talk with a surgeon to see what options are available today to get you the body you always wanted.
Hello there! I'm Jessica Goodyear. I am an unofficial expert on cosmetic procedures--mostly because I've had a lot of them done. Some people judge me or think I'm fake, but I feel more like myself than I ever have before! It all started when I was a teenager. I broke my nose playing softball, and I had to have plastic surgery on my nose so that I could breathe properly. But my nose looked different afterwards, and I liked it better! Now I save up my money to get something done every few years. Whether it's teeth whitening or veneers, a little bit of liposuction, or new cheekbones, there's something so satisfying about letting your inner beauty shine out through your outer body. I started this site to help break the stereotypes about cosmetic surgeries and to talk about some of the health risks related to them. Check it out!