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Cosmetic Surgery vs. Aesthetic Medicine: is There a Natural Alternative to the Scalpel?

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Cosmetic surgery vs. aesthetic Medicine: is there a natural alternative to the scalpel? – Beautifying surgical treatment, smooth operation, then artistic medication is ideas that are repeatedly intermixed in a jumble that we tell to refining bodily arrival. But deprived of significant the inferences that each one involves. For this motive, several derive from the most apposite expert for their desires.

Can a doctor studying an artistic fix a muzzle or function on breasts? What kind of grade must the expert have to complete liposuction?

To shed some light on so much confusion. We answer these and other questions with the help of doctors Martina Martínez Lara and plastic doctors. They are members of the and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (SECURE).

Cosmetic Surgery vs Aesthetic Medicine

In the first place. It is worth pointing out the differences between concepts that are often confused within aesthetics. Thus, cosmetic surgery is a branch of plastic surgery generally applied to healthy patients who wish to change their physical appearance in search of greater facial or body harmony and reverse sure signs of ageing.

The other branch of plastic surgery would be vital, improving the physical appearance and function of people with congenital abnormalities or those resulting from illness or accident.

Now, if plastic surgery covers these two areas (aesthetics and repair), where is the increasingly popular aesthetic Medicine located? The truth is that they are two terms that differ in a fundamental point: surgical intervention. And it is that while aesthetic Medicine tries to correct alterations in the appearance of a person with minimally invasive procedures. Aesthetic surgery (within plastic) implies a surgical intervention that a surgeon can only perform.

Cosmetic Surgery vs Aesthetic Medicine – A Single Official Title

Specialist Physician in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, obtained after graduating in Medicine, passing the MIR exam and completing the five years of residency in one of the services of Plastic Surgery of the Spanish public hospitals. Stressed from the SECURE in a recent statement.

Thus. Noted that a doctor specializing in esthetics, who has specialized through postgraduate and master’s courses. Is not qualified to perform surgical interventions. However, his degree allows him to apply other non-surgical treatments: Botox, hyaluronic acid fillers, laser, photo epilation, etc.

Therefore, when undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure (breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, facelift, etc.), we must put ourselves in the hands of a plastic surgeon, who is the one who is duly qualified to carry it out. Therefore, even when we talk about minor and not very invasive surgery (increasingly frequent), it must be carried out by a specialized surgeon.

Aesthetic Medicine: A Natural Alternative to Surgery?

The rise of non-invasive treatments as alternatives to particular prevalent and demanded aesthetic surgeries can generate doubts among potential patients, leading us to ask ourselves if their results are comparable. But, of course, we are talking about actions that require the use of non-invasive techniques and technologies (which do not involve surgery), such as injections, lasers, radiofrequency, pulsed light, etc.

“Surgeries and aesthetic alternatives are not comparable in terms of results, so to speak,” explains plastic surgeons Martina Martínez Lara and Nelida Grande. “The result we can attain with surgery is not achieved by any aesthetic treatment and is forever,” they say. However, they indicate that “they are not incompatible, but rather that the two techniques can greatly improve the patient.”

Thus, the specialists give us some famous examples, in which we can appreciate the differences between undergoing cosmetic surgery or its alternative” treatment of aesthetic Medicine.

“Remodeling with hyaluronic acid can only act on the shape, discreetly, and on certain noses, but not on the size or function,” say the specialists. Instead, rhinoplasty (surgery) can act on the nose’s shape, function, and size.

Thus, rhinoplasty would at improving discreet humps or somewhat sagging tips. However, “It must be done with a very skilled doctor, as it not without danger,” explain the SECURE doctors, who assure that this type of procedure suggests ruling out in the upcoming, because “depending on what area and what material, It can compromise work in surgery.” Therefore, not a natural alternative but only temporarily correct some details.

Since these are very different interventions, the postoperative periods differ pretty slightly. While the fillers in 24 hours are delicate, surgery has a process, a week to a year.

“Lifting” vs Aesthetic Treatments

We are talking about possible alternatives to facial “lifting,” such as aesthetic medicine treatments, thread lifts, “fillers” such as hyaluronic acid, botulinum toxin, and radiofrequency.  But. For doctors Martínez Lara and Grande, “nothing is going to replace nor get the result of a “facelift.”

“Surgery, in addition to obtaining a much better result and guaranteeing greater control of the tissues to  treated. Also obtains many longer-lasting results over time, such as 10-15 years,” they explain. ” Instead, the treatment techniques have to every one or two years or every six months. Until the patient sees that the falling tissue can no longer if it operated,” they point out.

Complementary Techniques

«It is proper development techniques manage to maintain the contour and facial volume for a long time so that not only has the age for a facelift but the demand for this surgery has. It is also true that several patients would never undergo a “facelift” type surgery and prefer the improvements. Even if they are different and minor. That aesthetic Medicine offers them,» clarify these plastic surgeons.

At the facial contour level. Martínez Lara and Grande indicate that they can also be complementary techniques because they help improve the skin and allow a better result of the “lifting” or even help maintain it for longer. In practice. The majority of patients who request a facelift have already undergone treatments and are looking for the result that these do not give them or have stopped giving them. They acknowledge.

Remodelling vs Body Treatments

At the body level. We can also seek this improvement through different less invasive treatments using other techniques and equipment: massages. Mesotherapy to improve the appearance of the skin when there is cellulite and some volume, etc.

“They are also complementary treatments, of course. But if we want to reduce volume permanently or by a significant percentage, or improve the shape. Liposuction or a lipectomy or Brachioplasty or leg lift  required, that is, surgery,” warns the specialists.

«No non-surgical treatment achieves liposuction or always more subtle and transitory results. And should be carried out periodically or with maintenance sessions,” they assure. “Surgery is more definitive, but equally, if we want everything to remain in time. Treatments help above all at the body level,” they indicate.

In these cases. Surgery may require a postoperative period of up to 3-4 weeks in the case of abdominoplasties Thigh lifts, etc. In addition.The SECURE surgeons point out that “if there is a lot of excess skin or a lot of flaccidity. Surgery appears to be essential.