Over the past few years, plastic surgery has undergone many changes. It has not only improved patient outcomes but has also made every surgery a lot more efficient and precise.
That said, we look back on some of the technological innovations in the field of healthcare: how it transforms different cities’ plastic surgery industries and how it affects those from the cities such as New York, Boston, LA, Phoenix, and Dallas plastic surgeon.
One of the best contributions that technology gave to the health industry is the digitized health records. We all know that plastic surgeons cannot recommend any treatment or surgery to their patients without getting a holistic and full picture of their health history. Though this is a simple precautionary measure, any delay can push back the surgery and affect the patient.
So by having the patient’s digital health records readily available, plastic surgeons can easily recommend treatments, make the necessary decisions, and perform surgeries on their patients immediately. They no longer have to contact other clinics or physicians just to make sure that the patient is not allergic to anesthesia or if the patient’s state of health can handle the plastic surgery.
All this information can now be accessed or sent over the web. With that, the entire process of the procedure gets more streamlined and efficient. On top of that, it also lessens the paperwork and other administrative things that their clinic staff has to do before the surgery.
There have been many innovative surgical devices created over the past few years. One of the novel devices that affected the plastic surgery industry is launched in 2018 called the arterial everter. This device was developed at the University of Michigan and it has been gaining a lot of traction in the medical community ever since then.
In terms of plastic surgery, this device makes it easier to connect arteries during a breast reconstruction procedure after a mastectomy. It is groundbreaking because it not only simplifies and makes the entire surgical process a lot more efficient, but it also lessens the amount of time that patients have to spend in the operating room.
However, since this surgical device is still novel and not easily accessible to plastic surgeons, it still has a long way to go when it comes to usability. For this device to be called groundbreaking and encompassing, it needs to be tested by plastic surgeons from other states as well. This way, both our patients and plastic surgeons can benefit from them.
As much as surgeons try to explain what the outcome of the surgery would look like, some patients still have a hard time grasping and picturing the results. But nowadays, thanks to tech and artificial intelligence, computers can now generate an image of what a patient would look like after surgery.
This not only makes the communication between the patient and the surgeon a lot easier but it also helps set the patient’s expectations after the surgery. The latter is especially important because there are patients who are disappointed with the result of their surgery even though their surgeon clearly explained the outcome beforehand. Should the patient not like the visual result of their surgery, the surgeon can easily make a few adjustments before going into the operating room.
Aside from that, these visual aids can also guide surgeons during the surgery as well. This, in turn, gives them more information on how they can better prepare for the surgery and as well as some of the things to look out for. That said, these visual aids are a great help for both the surgeons and patients before and after the surgery.
All in all, these technological innovations had transformed plastic surgery inside and beyond the operating room. Besides the latest surgical device used in the operating room, the entire journey towards getting plastic surgery has now become more efficient and effective.
Patients can now immediately undergo any plastic surgery without having to fill up dozens of forms and questionnaires at the clinic. And for patients who are still in doubt and still not sure whether plastic surgery is right for them, they can simply drop by their surgeon’s clinic and see what they would look like after the surgery.