Safety is a crucial part of plastic surgery research. While everyone deserves to love their looks, no one wants to do so at the expense of their health and safety. Although some researchers focus on adding new procedures, a considerable amount of plastic surgery research is dedicated to understanding the safety of current procedures, and how to maximize patient safety in the process.
Study on the Safety of Minimally Invasive Procedures Produces Very Positive Results
All surgery carries risks, especially when large cuts and general anesthesia are involved. But a recent study of 20,000 plastic surgery patients has revealed very encouraging results about a very common type of surgery: minimally invasive procedures.
Minimally invasive procedures, which include plastic surgery techniques such as:
Soft Tissue Fillers
Laser Hair Removal, etc.
Are some of the most commonly used procedures in plastic surgery, with millions of minimally invasive procedures performed every single year. Yet few very involved, detailed studies have looked at the data to make sure these procedures were safe, and those that did used data that may not be reliable.
This study was one of the first to look at the data for all minimally invasive procedures to determine short and long term safety, and the results were excellent. According to the research, the safety of these procedures was outstanding. Fewer than 1% reported any type of adverse reaction at all, usually in the form of bruising, redness, and swelling. In nearly every single one of those patients, the adverse reaction went away on its own.
What This Means for Your Plastic Surgery Choices
Fillers, neurotoxins, and more, all deal with chemicals. Luckily, there is currently little to no evidence that when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, these minimally invasive plastic surgery procedures pose any risk to your long term health and safety. Though it is not possible to say you are at “no risk” since any procedure can carry some type of risk with it, this study of 20,000 patients is one of the first to show that, at least statistically, minimally invasive procedures are exceedingly safe and can be used by the vast majority of the population with no ill side effects.
Choosing Your Plastic Surgery Technique with Dr. Agha
Improvements in the safety of plastic surgery are not limited to minimally invasive plastic surgery either. Although surgery will always carry risks, board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Agha have been able to advance their expertise and significantly improve safety for nearly every type of cosmetic procedure.
That’s why those that are interested in pursuing plastic surgery should contact Dr. Agha today. Considered one of the leaders in Orange County and Los Angeles, and dedicated to patient safety and positive outcomes, Dr. Agha is continually learning and improving and works tirelessly to make sure that every procedure is completed with the latest research in mind.
If you are interested in finding out about the plastic surgery options provided by Dr. Agha and his Newport Beach plastic surgery center, call today at (949) 644-2442. From minimally invasive procedures to total body lifts, Dr. Agha will discuss your options with you and let you know which plastic surgery procedure makes the most sense for your cosmetic goals. Call today to find out more.