Cosmetic Surgery Blog: Understanding Minimally Invasive Surgery

Pope Plastic Surgery Center - ASPS Member Surgeon

Minimally invasive seems to be the hottest buzzword in cosmetic surgery. Minimally invasive means that generally the surgery is less traumatic because smaller incisions are used and the recovery times are also fasster.

So of course it makes sense to go for minimally invasive surgery than the traditional form when possible. However Minimally invasive surgeries may not work for everyone and may not always mean it’s a better option.

Minimally invasive surgeries are also not painless. Generally an endoscope is used and inserted through a small incision into the body. The endoscope has a long flexible tube and is attached to a camera and a light. Throughout the surgery, the surgeon is able to watch the images sent to a screen through the camera.

The advantages of endoscopic surgery are many. They include less scarring, quicker recovery times, and lower risk of infection.

The disadvantages of minimally invasive surgeries include longer surgery time and more difficulty for the surgeon performing the surgery. A surgeon performing minimally invasive surgeries must also be well-trained and experienced in performing these types of surgeries.

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