Cosmetic surgery is a specialized medical or dental field which makes use of surgical instruments and operative techniques in an attempt to repair, restore, improve or correct a disorder like a broken bone, facial disfigurement, accident injury or abnormal growth. Cosmetic surgery as the name suggests is used to enhance or improve the appearance of the body through the application of different methods and materials. It is also known as aesthetic surgery. The word cosmetic in this context refers to anything that improves the aesthetic quality of the physical appearance of the body. It includes procedures such as hair transplantation, tummy tuck, face lifts, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty and liposuction.
When you go to a doctor for a consultation or treatment for any illness or disease, it is very likely that your doctor will suggest a particular type of surgery. This is referred to as preoperative or primary surgery. There are many reasons why a doctor might recommend a specific type of surgery, but it is generally agreed upon that these procedures are done to relieve or correct a physical ailment or disorder, or to improve or enhance the patient’s lifestyle. There are three major types of preoperative procedures that your doctor may choose from. These are usually referred to as open or traditional surgery, open approach and laparoscopic surgery.
Open surgery: This type of surgery is best suited for patients who have small or medium nasal fractures, are experiencing breathing difficulties or those who have excessive sweating or excessive foot sweating. This type of surgery is performed under general anesthesia in a hospital setting and involves making a very large incision. It may require several visits to the hospital before the medical treatment is completely completed. The open approach is one of the most common surgical interventions and it can involve a long or a rather large incision. Most of the times, the results are seen after one week.
Laparoscopic surgery: This procedure requires very little recovery time. During the surgery, the surgeon will make a small incision. After this, he or she will use a special camera to guide the surgeon during the actual surgery by creating a virtual map of the inside of the nose. Usually this is achieved with the help of a tiny camera that has been specially programmed to operate using its laser.
In either case, there are several things that a doctor has to consider before he or she starts any type of surgery. He or she has to consider the patient’s physical condition as well as the level of skill that he or she has. Sometimes a doctor will not consider some factors and decide against a surgery when it would create a risky or undesirable outcome. If you are thinking about having a certain type of surgery, it is important that you go to a doctor who has experience performing such surgeries.
Once you are done with your preop examination, the doctor will ask you to sign a form that states that you understand the surgery. You will then be given anesthetic shots so that you are in a state of sleep. The surgery usually takes place the following day. Depending on the type of surgery that you have, sometimes the anesthesia will be injected into you through an IV. Other times, it will be given through the mouth.