Are you contemplating cosmetic surgery but unsure as to what procedures are on offer? Are you worried about not knowing how long the recovery period is? To fully understand cosmetic surgery lets go back to basics.
The History Of Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic surgery was first introduced in the 8th century BC when physicians would be required to reconstruct an individual’s nose after they had been punished for a crime that they had committed.
During World War І, Sir Harold Gillies would perform surgery to ‘repair’ soldiers that had been injured during war. Sir Harold Gillies would use simple equipment such as a knife, (not a scalpel), and bandages to undergo the operation in dirty barracks in order to minimise the appearance of wounds or scars.
The application of cosmetic surgery has rapidly evolved since it was first implicated. Today, the desire for cosmetic surgery is not just applicable to the injured but has become a solution for aesthetic ‘perfection’. Cosmetic surgery in not only popular with celebrities but it has become the norm within our society.
Technological advancements have allowed physicians to save time in surgery as well as to be able to look at the best form of practice when operating on the patients.
Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Some of the new technology, now used during cosmetic surgery, is fractional laser resurfacing. This new technology is in the form of a laser. Initially, individuals having received this form of surgery faced a long recovery period as physicians would have to physically remove the top layer of the skin which could be quite painful and distressing for the patient. This new treatment combines carbon dioxide with the fractional laser in order to maximise results.
Within this method Ultrasound and Laser is combined with traditional liposuction. Using this new technology will reduced the overall recovery time. Many patients have commented saying that this method is less painful than traditional removal methods.
Traditionally, painkillers are administered via an injection into the body. This is used for the purpose of offering relief to the patient; however the problem is that the source of pain is not directly alleviated as it takes time to be circulated around the body. New technology has allowed patients to administer the painkiller directly to the site of pain.
Advancements in technology have greatly benefitted the cosmetic world as it has allowed surgeons to reduce surgery time and costs, which has allowed them to become efficient in their professions.