Anyone familiar with cosmetic surgery is likely aware of the many recent innovations that have been made in this field.
Due to continued technological advancements within this particular industry, cosmetic surgery has become the most popular option for those who wish to correct facial and/or body aesthetic imperfections while retaining natural features.
Here are some of the biggest advances in cosmetic surgery that guarantee you a flawless result.
Hybrid fractional laser technology.
Getting laser treatment used to mean weeks of intensive recovery.
Fortunately, device manufacturers have recognized the need to develop options that provide laser skin resurfacing benefits without downtime.
Yet before this decade, it was largely a scenario: either you opted for ablative lasers that provided results but required significantly more healing time, or you were happy with the gentler changes lasers offered, non-ablative.
While fractional lasers were in use before 2010, the last decade has brought us hybrid fractional lasers, such as the HALO laser, which combine ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to effectively treat the skin.
Scientists found that the combination of the two wavelengths provided ablative-like skin renewal with the ease of healing associated with non-ablative lasers.
Radiofrequency for skin renewal.
Recent decades have seen the rise of radio frequency (RF), with brands such as Thermage and Ultherapie, these FDA-approved non-surgical skin tightening techniques increase the production of collagen and elastin.
They therefore constitute an alternative to a facelift for patients with slight sagging skin.
RF technology has also been used to stimulate microneedling.
Microneedling started trending in the early 2010s, but its effects were very temporary, what brought the method to the forefront of skin improvement treatments was the addition of radiofrequency.
This technological advancement meant that the potential collagen-boosting effects of microneedling were significantly increased, with benefits including a visible reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and scars.
Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation
Throughout the 2010s, many non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation devices were released to the market.
This was possible largely because laser and radiofrequency (RF) technologies were already commonly used for medical purposes, and manufacturers could quickly create new devices specifically tailored to treat the vulvovaginal region.
Improved Fat Grafting Techniques
Fat grafting can be a dream come true: take fat from where you don’t want it and put it where you could use it! Plus, the idea of having an all-natural filler produced by your own body is appealing to many.
Cryolipolysis or fat freezing
The last decade began with a bang with the FDA approval of Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting device in 2010.
Today, non-surgical fat reduction is widely used to subtly reduce silhouettes; with over 350,000 patients now undergoing the technique each year, it’s entirely possible that the friends you thought were sculpting their figures by spending hours at the gym could very well lose fat with cryolipolysis.
Find a cosmetic surgeon you can trust!!
Each year brings new technologies and techniques in aesthetic medicine and while some advances represent definitive progress, others do not keep their promises or must still be improved before being worthy of recommendation.
The good news is that you don’t have to determine for yourself which options will be best for you, a qualified cosmetic surgeon can provide you with expert advice and help you achieve your desired aesthetic goals.