Self Improvement: Invasive vs Non-Invasive Cosmetic Surgery Options

The world of cosmetic surgery has recently seen an increase in the number of procedures becoming available to patients interested in improving their appearance. With the boom in popularity, a certain amount of controversy has come surrounding these surgeries. The rise in some non-surgical options leads to questions about which type is best for people considering enhancement.

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Invasive vs non-invasive cosmetic surgery options have been a hot topic in the media. In some cases, the controversy about which is better for patients has led to botched surgeries and malpractice claims.

The most common question people ask is whether or not an invasive surgery is automatically better than a non-invasive procedure. While it might seem like there is a simple answer and that invasive surgery would be the preferred option, sometimes it can vary based on the person and their specific needs.

Two Common Types Of Cosmetic Surgeries Can Be Classified As Either Invasive Or Non-Invasive

  1. Invasive (or “open”) surgeries typically include more risks than non-invasive brethren. 

These surgeries are performed through cuts made in the skin rather than around or through it. The benefit of this cut is that the surgeon will have direct access to what they need to correct.

Because invasive surgeries require cuts, patients typically need to spend more time recovering from them and may not return to work as quickly.

  1. Non-invasive surgeries are often known as minimally invasive or surface techniques. 

These surgeries do not require any cuts in the skin, but instead, they create small incisions around the area they are working on.

The main difference between invasive and non-invasive cosmetic surgeries is where doctors make their incisions. While one requires cuts into the skin, the other allows surgeons to make small incisions around the area they need to work.

Typical Examples:

  • Liposuction is done through an invasive surgery that requires cuts into the skin to pull the fat out of the body. The benefit of these types of Weight Loss Surgery is that they allow for more accurate removal of fat cells. This means less pain and better-looking results than surface techniques that rely on suction alone.
  • Laser hair removal options like laser tweezing and pulsed dye lasers can be done through invasive and non-invasive procedures. Typically, the more invasive option involves making an incision over the skin area where the procedure is being performed. New techniques allow for less invasive surface surgeries that include breaking up the hair follicle with an electric current.
  • Cosmetic procedures like chin implants and facelifts are less common surgeries typically performed through invasive methods to get more accurate results. This requires making incisions in the affected area of the face or neck, but they offer greater accuracy than techniques like surface fillers.

In Conclusion

Invasive and non-invasive surgeries offer patients benefits and drawbacks, which is why it’s essential to talk about their differences with a surgeon. While some invasive surgeries may require more recovery time or have higher risks of complications, they often lead to better results that last longer. Non-invasive procedures are generally considered less risky, but they can often offer less accurate results that don’t last as long.

As with all medical procedures, patients need to understand which type of surgery is right for them before making a final decision about their cosmetic enhancements. Before choosing either invasive or non-invasive cosmetic surgeries, it’s helpful to speak with a surgeon about the risks and benefits of both to get the best results possible.

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