Cosmetic surgery has been popular for many years now, but there have been many changes over the last few decades. From new treatments to new procedures, people can now take advantage of many innovative and exciting surgeries and non-surgical treatments to deal with any issue across their body or face or enhance their body parts.
Cosmetics and Reconstruction
Cosmetic surgery can be used not only to improve the face or body but also to reconstruct areas that have been damaged by disease or accident. This is why cosmetic surgery is such an important part of medicine and why huge advances continue to be made across the entire cosmetic surgery industry. More people than ever are now having cosmetic surgery because it is safer than ever before.
Early cosmetic surgeons used to perform fewer operations, but over the years it has become much more common. This is due to the greater concern about looks since the digital media revolution. Social media means that people are more concerned than ever with how they look, and thankfully cosmetic surgery can provide the enhancements people need and want.
Incisions and Injections
One of the most important changes in cosmetic surgery lies in the incisions needed to perform an operation. While operations in the past involved much larger incisions, today surgeons can make the smallest of incisions to either insert a breast implant or perform other procedures. Another important evolution in cosmetic surgery is the number of new procedures with injections such as fillers and Botox.
Laser surgery has also opened up a whole new area in the cosmetic industry. People are able to have many procedures that use a laser, including eyelid surgery or surgery to remove eye bags, fine lines, moles and other skin problems. Some surgeries can even be performed quickly in your lunch hour, such as Botox, fillers, thread vein removal, mole extraction and hair removal.
One exciting change over recent years involves the introduction of liposuction and now fat-grafting. People can have fat removed from one part of their body and injected into another part. This helps to reduce the fat in one area and pad out another area which needs filling – and all the time it uses your own fat to avoid tissue rejection issues. Fat-transfer procedures used to be risky but are now much safer due to modern techniques and equipment.
Nowadays people can even have brand new body parts grafted on to their limbs after accidents or amputation, such as new hands. People can even feel things with their new hands thanks to improvements in nerve and vein reconstruction. Thanks to the skill of cosmetic surgeons, the new limbs can blend in with the existing tissue to not only work effectively but also look very natural.