Non-invasive surgery is a medical procedure which has become quite popular due to its modern methods. This surgery is opted for above the traditional method, owing to least bleeding, no hospital stay and quicker recovery.
When some ailment is not cured in spite of medications, the doctor may opt for surgery. Surgery mostly involves an incision, which helps get rid of the disorder, by entering the body cavity, and then complete by suturing of the surgical wound. Post operative care is an intense process which may require hospitalization for a week till the wound dressing is removed and the wound has healed, administering drugs and medications to prevent the wound from getting infected, and following certain diet restrictions.
This is usually a long procedure and the patient may take a couple of weeks or even months to get back to normal routine. However, thanks to modern medicine, health conditions can be corrected with the help of noninvasive surgery. In this surgery, which is also referred to as laser therapy, laser beams are used to address the specific problem. It is an almost painless procedure and may be carried out under general, local or no anesthesia.
Non-Invasive Surgery for GERD
Severe form of acid reflux disease, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), can be cured with the help of non invasive surgery. A new device called Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF TM), under the brand name EsophyX, has been invented which is used for this surgery. The method involves inserting the device, to address the problem, from the mouth into the body, rather that making an incision on the abdomen.
Hence this surgical procedure is also known as natural orifice surgery (NOS). The surgery is performed under general anesthesia where the device is inserted from the mouth to the esophagus, the progress of which is viewed through a video camera. This medical device forms an anti-reflux valve by fastening folds of tissue present at the junction of the gastroesophageal tract. One of the advantages of this surgical procedure is that it is relatively painless and the individual is relieved of taking medications to treat this condition.
Non-Invasive Surgery for Jowls
Jowls occurs when the lower part of the face, near the cheeks and jaws, begins to droop as a result of the skin losing its firmness and elasticity. Appearance of jowls can be one of the signs of aging and may also look quite unsightly. In order to get rid of droopy face, individuals tend to undergo surgery. A new surgery known as thermage plastic surgery has come into existence which is employed to get rid of the extra flesh hanging from the cheeks.
Though this is a type of non-invasive face lift surgery, this should not be confused with it. For this surgery, the anesthesiologist will administer local anesthesia, following which the doctor will begin the treatment. The doctor may hold the surgery equipment over the area, which applies radio frequency and cooling to get rid of the loose skin. The duration of this procedure is approximately one-and-a-half to two hours, which includes preparation for the operation which lasts for about 45 minutes and he actual procedure which may take up to 75 minutes.
Non-Invasive Surgery for Eye Bags
Eye bags or puffy eyes is more of a cosmetic concern than a health disorder. Bags under eyes can make a person look older than his actual age. The main reason may be because of the fact, that with age the skin loses its elasticity and there is also reduced production of collagen. However, there are many new techniques like cosmetic surgery to treat this condition. Radiofrequency is a noninvasive surgical procedure where electrical pulses are implemented in order to increase the tautness of the skin and also get rid of under eye wrinkles.
Rhinoplasty or ‘nose job’, as it is known as in common parlance, is a surgical procedure, where any minor deformities in the nose can be corrected. This procedure has gained popularity since the end results are faster than the traditional method. Rhinoplasty takes just 15 to 20 minutes for completion. It is painless and is usually completed as an outpatient department treatment. A face filter is injected in the areas which require correction. This process smoothens unnecessary bumps and gives the face a more pleasing appearance with a perfectly formed nose.
Now you can get the desired figure without going under the knife. With substantial advancement in medical technology, extra flab can be lost with the help of non-invasive liposuction. This body contouring technique removes the excess cellulite from the body and make the skin firm. One popular method is mesotherapy, which involves the use of amino acids and other medications that are injected into the body. These medications help dissolve the unwanted fatty tissue and is relatively painless. This noninvasive obesity surgery has been well received by individuals who want to shed their excess weight without undergoing the tedious hospital procedure.
This was a brief snapshot about non-invasive surgery for different health conditions. Thanks to this modern technology, the patient can get back to his normal routine quickly, while only making a few alterations.