Thursday, December 11, 2008

Endoscopic Plastic Surgery

Endoscopy classic surgery is a surgical technique that uses an endoscope, which is a special instrument which allows a surgeon to view the body internally. The endoscope is inserted into the body through very small incisions and helps a surgeon see what is happening inside a body during surgery. Although major surgeries — including knee surgery, gallbladder removal, and other procedures, have been using endoscopic surgery for many years, this practice is relatively new to the plastic surgery world.

There are many advantages to endoscopic plastic surgery. One is that the scars resulting from surgery using an endoscope are much smaller and more likely to be hidden. Since surgeons can create much smaller incisions when using an endoscope, some of the aftereffects of cosmetic surgery can be minimized with endoscopic plastic surgery. In many cases, endoscopic plastic surgery allows surgeons to make fewer incisions and much smaller incisions. This can help ensure minimal scarring and some argue that it can also help reduce some of the risks associated with plastic surgery. The risks of sensory loss from nerve damage, for example, are decreased with endoscopic plastic surgery.

Some patients report less bleeding, bruising, and swelling with this type of plastic surgery, and some report that they are recovering more quickly and returning to work earlier than those who have open surgery. In fact, some patients are able to avoid an overnight stay in the clinic or hospital by opting for endoscopic plastic surgery. Many Dallas plastic surgeons are now performing these procedures on an out patient basis. If you’ve not been a good candidate for plastic surgery before, you might want to discuss endoscopic plastic surgery with your Dallas cosmetic surgeon. You may find that the lesser chances of complications and risks may now make you a candidate.

There are a number of cosmetic surgeries in which endoscopic plastic surgery is being used. For example, Dallas surgeons are now using endoscopic procedures for abdominoplasty (tummy tucks), breast, facelifts, forehead lifts, flap surgery, tissue expansion, sinus surgery, and carpal tunnel release. In most cases, endoscopic procedures are only available to those patients who require minor surgeries. Those who require a great deal of loose skin to be removed during tummy tucks, for example, are still best served with traditional surgery procedures. However, for those requiring only minimal work, endoscopic plastic surgery has proven to be a much welcomed alternative.

It’s also important to consider that if you’re considering endoscopic procedures, you still face some risks. Although some argue that these procedures carry fewer risks than open surgery, endoscopic procedures still carry risks of infection, fluid accumulation, blood vessel damage, nerve damage, internal perforation injury, and skin injury. The level of risk may depend on your overall health and on the type of surgery you’re considering having done. Always discuss your intended surgery and any possible risks with your surgeon. He or she will be able to help you figure out whether endoscopic surgeries are best for you and will help you figure out how to best minimize your risk for complications.

There are a number of Dallas plastic surgeons who perform endoscopic procedures. One of these professionals is Dr. William P Adams, Jr. Dr . Adams attended Vanderbilt University Medical School and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He has been fully certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 1999.


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