History has come a long way since plastic surgery was first created. Now more than ever there are options to give and get better care. Patients for example are able to see their new selves and how they’ll look, even before going under the knife. This can be accomplished with:
3D Animation – the surgeon uploads a current photo of the patient, which generates into a simulated image. This technology is adapted from film technologies, but is also widely used in the medical field. The surgeon tweaks the images to the specifics of areas that will be targeted. In most cases the surgeon generates multiple images with slight or major differences to give the patient options.
Ultrasonic Frequency – is now a viable alternative to liposuction. The method is less invasive for getting rid of fat in targeted areas, there’s virtually no recovery time, and the cost is comparably less.
Exciiss – is another procedure that uses the technology of radio frequency to accomplish what facelifts did in the past. As opposed to cutting varied areas of the face to get rid of wrinkles, creased or sagging skin, this procedure is a competing alternative that provides similar results. In an article by the U.T. San Diego however, Dr. Robert Rey, who is one of the most recognizable cosmetic surgeons on T.V., has also warned that while he’s in favor of these procedures, the results are not exactly the same as a full-on facelift. This is due to the fact that it may require several sessions to accomplish the goal of tighter skin. He suggests that these are much more suitable for the younger population who want preventative measures for not acquiring wrinkles.
Ultratherapy – is another example of how technology is changing the face of cosmetics. Ultrasonic waves are pushed on the skin to generate collagen, providing near instant and permanent results. The costs also vary, but as with new procedures and commodities, consumers or patients in this case rather, can usually expect lowered prices as they go mainstream and competitors start offering discounts.
The additional bonuses with these new technologies include:
A natural look and feel – cosmetic surgery has long been criticized as offering an artificial look. In many instances too, patients’ facial expressions are compromised, even with less invasive methods like botox and other injectable fillers.
Less downtime – it’s not uncommon to get a boost while on a lunch break or after work. Many individuals can now rejuvenate the look of their skin without taking time off from work for recuperation. This is because cutting and recovery are virtually nonexistent.
Lower Costs – Exciiss for instance, has an approximate cost of $300-$500 per session according to the article. Nevertheless, multiple sessions are required.
The good news is that when it comes to plastic surgery and even non-invasive cosmetic procedures, getting and staying with wrinkles is no longer inevitable. The population has options, in terms of prevention, costs, and after the fact treatment. Most surgeon’s portfolios can be sourced online or even in the phone book.