Cosmetic surgery has advanced enormously in recent years. Thanks, in part, to the progression of technology. From 3D microscopes to microdevices, the ability to access new, advanced equipment has enhanced the experience and the outcomes of a full range of procedures. And one of the most useful tools for facial adjustments is the infrared camera.
Now a fixed feature of my practice, infrared cameras enable experienced doctors to assess blood flow in a patient. And this is really important. Because when you carry out surgery, or even insert fillers, there is the potential to interfere with a complex network of arteries and veins. And if you insert too much filler or inhibit blood flow through the blocking of veins in surgery, it can have serious ramifications for the patient.
Take the nose, for example. Although it is a relatively small area of the body, the mucopeniosteum of the nasal cavity is supplied by five arteries. Some of which connect with the eyes, others with the mouth. If blood flow is cut off, it can lead to necrosis or infection. In extreme cases, it can even impact the eyes – sometimes leading to blindness.
The use of infrared cameras prevents this.
By using an infrared camera after face (or breast) surgery, I can better identify any potential areas of concern. And this allows me to take action before a small problem grows into something much more sinister.
It takes more than technology to become a surgeon. It takes years of training and decades of dedication. But with the right technology, you have the power to deliver the best results for your clients every time.