Minimally Invasive Procedures: The Standard for Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic surgery standards exist to ensure that patients receive not only the look they want but the very best in medical care as well. Surgery is nothing to be taken lightly. It requires the skill of a professional cosmetic surgeon to make sure that your outcomes are what you anticipate and that your health is not jeopardized. Sadrian Plastic Surgery always uses approved medical procedures and follows the standards set by the American Academy of Plastic Surgery to ensure that patient health is protected.
One of these standards deals with “minimally invasive procedures.” Every cosmetic surgery procedure should utilize methods that place the patient at the least health risk and minimize pain and discomfort to the greatest degree possible.
What Does “Minimally Invasive Procedures” Mean?
There are three ways to categorize surgical procedures: non-invasive surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and invasive surgery. Non-invasive surgery does not require a breaking of the skin to enter the body. Invasive surgery, on the other hand, requires a relatively large opening in the body through which surgeons access the internal organs.
A procedure is classified as minimally invasive if it can be carried out by entering the body through a small opening and causes no damage to surrounding organs or tissue. The standards for cosmetic surgery require that minimally invasive procedure be used whenever possible.
The less invasive a procedure is, the less chance there is that something can go wrong. There is also less chance that the patient will develop an infection or other complications.
What Are Some Examples of Minimally Invasive Procedures?
Minimally invasive cosmetic surgery procedures include:
- Arthoscopic surgery. This type of surgery is usually done on joints or the spine where access is difficult with traditional surgical procedures. This minimizes scarring and may allow surgeons better access to bony areas of the body.
- Laproscopic surgery. Laproscopic surgery is performed with a very small incision to the skin and tissue and can often be closed with just a few stitches or even a bandage. This reduces not only scarring but the chance of an infection.
- Endoscopic procedures. There are some surgeries and procedures that can be performed by entering the body through an existing cavity such as the nose or the navel. This allows for surgery or procedures with no incision.
Sadrian Plastic Surgery performs plastic surgery using the least invasive procedures possible. This allows us to protect our patients’ health while still giving them the very best service and outcomes.