Noninvasive Office Procedures Soaring in Popularity
As time and technology mature and grow so does the plastic surgery industry and the procedures we are able to perform right in the office. More and more noninvasive procedures are making their way into the limelight keeping surgeons across the board out of hospital operating rooms making the treatments very attractive for patients who chose not to go under the knife.
In a recent Dr. OZ blog post he dives into this trend that is quickly growing in the plastic surgery industry. Many plastic surgeons that go into this field do so because they enjoyed the ability to practice medicine on patients and use the skills that were given to them at birth. The skills that allow their hands to be the tools to create help people through a very different type of art.
“Every decade after the 1900s, procedures like facelifts became more aggressive. Starting with just a little snip of skin in front of the ear, by the 1990s, these operations lifted tissue in many layers, sometimes down to the bone. More aggressive procedures improved results, but often were accompanied by unpleasant complications. And while over 100 million people can benefit from a little nip and tuck and an Internet search will reveal nearly 2 million websites that mention facelifts, in reality, only 128,000 Americans actually had the procedure last year. And despite all the hype, over the last few years, surgery has lost popularity, only to be replaced by a booming array of so-called “noninvasive” procedures.“
Truth be told we live in an era where hands on anything is starting to become a distant past-time. Technology is quickly allowing is remove ourselves as plastic surgeons from the cutting and snipping and starting to enter a time period where injections can solve many cosmetic issues (for a certain time period).
“When we combine the effects of all of these new, noninvasive technologies, we can stall the effects of aging to the point where I begin to miss the operating room. The popularity of these new rejuvenating procedures is a mixed blessing. They improve appearance, cost less than surgery, and have far less risks. However, they are deceptively simple to perform. That has invited doctors and other health professionals to take courses as short as two hours and call themselves “cosmetic surgeons.” Disasters like blindness, strokes, scars and paralysis have occured with these new techniques. So, be sure to search out the credentials of your doctor before undergoing the knife … or the needle.“