Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Plastic aesthetics, also known as plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery, is a field of medicine focused on improving the appearance of the body through surgical and non-surgical procedures. Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer, involves removing fat from one part of the body and injecting it into another area to add volume or improve contour. Recent research has focused on improving the safety and efficacy of fat grafting techniques and identifying optimal patient selection criteria. Breast augmentation is a popular plastic surgery procedure, and recent research has focused on improving the safety and durability of breast implants. Studies have evaluated the safety of various types of breast implants, as well as the risk of complications such as implant rupture, capsular contracture, and breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).
Non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures, such as injectable fillers, Botox, and laser treatments, continue to be popular options for improving the appearance of the face without the need for surgery. Recent research has focused on developing new techniques and products to provide more natural-looking results. Tissue engineering involves using biocompatible materials and cells to grow tissues and organs for transplantation. In plastic aesthetics, tissue engineering is being studied as a potential alternative to traditional surgical procedures, such as breast reconstruction and facial reconstruction.
Advances in technology have led to the development of new non-surgical and minimally invasive body contouring treatments, such as cryolipolysis (fat freezing), radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening, and high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). These treatments can help target stubborn areas of fat and tighten loose skin without surgery. Overall, ongoing research and development in plastic aesthetics are focused on improving the safety, efficacy, and accessibility of surgical and non-surgical procedures to improve the appearance of the body. These approaches can help improve patient outcomes and quality of life.