What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?
With the variety of cosmetic procedures and surgeries available, there is an option out there for whatever you need. However, the word “surgery” can be intimidating. Most cosmetic procedures actually require very little surgery, which is why the term "minimally invasive" procedure is important to understand.
What Is Minimally Invasive Surgery?
Innovations in surgical tools and techniques have made cosmetic procedures relatively seamless. Rather than creating large openings, surgeons can perform intricate procedures through just a few small incisions. During surgery, you’ll still be anesthetized, and may need to make a few preparations before. However, beyond that, you can expect less recovery time, minimal-to-no scarring or incision marks, and lower costs. In many cases, cosmetic surgery requires no hospital time, and you’ll be back on your feet within a day or two.
What does Dr. Mao consider Minimally invasive?
Dr. Mao is able to perform many procedures under local anesthesia in the comfort and privacy of our procedure room in the Orange, CT location. Some of his most popular minimally-invasive procedures include:
- Upper and lower eyelid surgery
- Tip only rhinoplasty
- Chin and neck liposuction
- Laser skin resurfacing
- Injectable fillers using a cannula
- Small scar revisions
- Mini Facelift
Is a Cosmetic Procedure Right for Me?
Cosmetic surgery is all about what your goals are. If you want to reduce signs of aging or enhance an aspect of yourself, it’s important to have realistic expectations before diving into surgery. Speak with people you know who’ve had similar treatments, research the procedure, and read testimonials.
Dr. Mao also encourages patients to ask a lot of questions, make informed decisions, and ensure they're expectations are achievable. After a personal consultation, patients leave feeling well-informed about the best treatment options. They understand the benefits and limitations of select procedures, and ultimately leave with an informed treatment plan to get the results they want.
Finally, be sure to visit Dr. Mao's photo gallery to see what's possible.