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How technology is changing the world of cosmetic surgery

The demand for cosmetic and plastic surgery has grown exponentially in recent years – more Brits are now considering going under the knife than ever before. The cosmetic surgery boom has been attributed to a wide range of factors including the COVID-19 pandemic, social media trends and cheap package deals available abroad. Amidst this rapid industry growth, we’ve seen cosmetic surgery practitioners adapt to a range of disruptive new technologies. While tech has always been at the forefront of the medical industry, certain developing technologies have had a transformative impact on the cosmetic surgery sector in recent years – let’s examine some key examples:


Laser Procedures – If you want to make cosmetic changes without undergoing more invasive surgery, laser procedures could be the perfect choice. These days, practitioners make use of laser technology for everything from improving eyesight to smoothing out wrinkles and hair removal.  While some laser procedures remain relatively expensive, these are still considered a safer and more cost-effective alternative to going under the knife. Recovery times tend to be minimal following laser surgery, which means you should be back in business in no time after the procedure.


Micro-Surgeries – In recent years, technological advancements have enabled practitioners to make use of minuscule devices to perform so-called ‘micro-surgeries’. With the majority of micro-surgery procedures, medical professionals make tiny incisions which are less likely to leave noticeable scarring – patients are also more likely to recover quickly, making this a preferable option for those who live busy lifestyles or don’t have the time to recover from more invasive surgery.


Computer-Assisted Imaging – Whereas cosmetic surgery patients previously had to rely on a combination of good luck and guessing to picture the end results of their procedure, advancements in computer-assisted imaging have had a transformative impact in recent years. Patients may now visualise highly realistic 3D renders to get a better idea of how they will look after surgery.


Technology Advancements in Rhinoplasty – If you’re thinking of going under the knife to modify your nose, it’s now easier than ever before to achieve your desired results. Whether you’re aiming to make your nose smaller, get rid of excess bone or improve your breathing, advancements made in ultrasonic rhinoplasty (especially piezoelectric inserts ((PEIs)) have made the whole process much safer and quicker to recover from. Essentially, this technology enables practitioners to reshape the noses of patients without damaging tissue and cartilage.