The latest trends in cosmetic plastic surgery suggest that patients are increasingly interested in more subtle and natural-looking results. While nothing will ever replace surgical skill, plastic surgery technology has made it possible to refine and improve many plastic surgery procedures, achieving effects that were impossible merely a few short years ago. Specifically, advancements in both liposuction and laser skin resurfacing technology have greatly increased the variety of procedures in which these techniques can play a role and made them both key components in achieving the best possible plastic surgery results.
Traditionally, liposuction has always been an excellent way to remove isolated pockets of excess fat cells from between the skin and muscle, resulting in a thinner, more sculpted physique. Even though we’ve been performing liposuction at Atlanta Plastic Surgery for nearly 50 years, the procedure itself has been constantly evolving and improving. Ongoing advancements in liposuction technology, such as water-assisted, power-assisted, and ultrasound-assisted liposuction techniques, have helped to simplify the fat reduction process, minimize procedure recovery time, and limit the invasiveness of the procedure. Today, liposuction is used extensively to complement other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures of both the face and the body, including neck lifts, breast reduction surgery, and mommy makeovers. Moreover, the fat removed during a liposuction procedure can even be used as a natural filler to provide added volume and definition in fat-transfer procedures like facial rejuvenation, a Brazilian Butt Lift, and breast augmentation surgery.
Laser skin resurfacing is also a powerful tool that can improve the final outcome of more extensive plastic surgery procedures. Our latest and most advanced Sciton® laser uses focused light energy to remove dead and damaged skin cells from the skin’s surface and reveal newer, healthier-looking skin underneath. Not only does this process smooth skin texture and balance skin tone, it also stimulates the body’s natural healing processes and collagen production, which can effectively minimize the appearance of surgical scarring. Less noticeable scarring means a more seamless, natural looking appearance and, ultimately, a more aesthetically pleasing outcome.
Advanced surgical and non-surgical technology like liposuction and laser skin resurfacing can go a long way towards making cosmetic plastic surgery safer and more effective, but it is only when they are combined with the exceptional surgical skill and experience of our board certified plastic surgeons that truly optimal results can be achieved. If you are interested in learning more about any of the plastic surgery procedures we perform, or about how the variety of financing options, including Alphaeon® and CareCredit®, that we provide can help you, please contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. at one of our Atlanta, Alpharetta, Cumming, or Newnan offices. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest news in plastic surgery.