When Julia Redmond, a 31 year old nurse from Sioux City Falls found out that she was a candidate for endoscopic breast augmentation, she didn't know what to think. Six years earlier she had undergone a breast augmentation treatment that she had felt ended well. However, the surgery had some complications and Julia developed capsular contracture.
This is a condition in which scar tissue has formed around a breast implant causing it to feel firm. To rectify this condition, Julia contemplated about the possibilities of endocscopic breast augmentation.
What Julia found out about this treatment, she immediately saw how effective and safe it would be. Endoscopic surgery has been a widely used type of surgery that has aided numerous medical procedures for decades. However, the plastic surgery industry has only recently incorporated this type of surgery into its practices. The advantages that endoscopic surgery provides only point to future innovations within plastic surgery procedures.
What is an Endoscopic Breast Augmentation?
An endoscopic breast augmentation is simply a breast augmentation surgery that uses an endoscope. A medical device that incorporates special viewing technology that allows surgeons to view internal images of the patient's body, the endsoscope is contained of two basic parts: a tubular probe that contains a tiny camera and bright light as well as a viewing screen that magnifies the transmitted images of the body's internal structure to a screen that the surgeon is able to view during the treatment. The endoscope is placed within the patient's body through a series of small incisions.
In this procedure, a plastic surgeon makes a small incision in either the patient's underarm or navel, which allows the surgeon numerous possibilities in providing the best surgical treatment. One of the most common problems with breast implant surgery is the development of capsular contracture, the condition that Julia had. By undergoing an endoscopic breast augmentation surgery, Julia was able to have this condition reversed as this treatment enables plastic surgeons to correct this condition. Additionally, plastic surgeons providing an endoscopic breast augmentation surgery are able to evaluate any existing implants that a patient may have.
Instead of complicating breast augmentation surgical procedure, the presence of the endoscope actually assists the surgeon. The images provided of the patient's internal body structure enables surgeons to work easier in positioning breast implants within the patient's chest wall.
Additionally, these plastic surgeons have been trained to leave as few scars as possible during an endoscopic breast augmentation treatment so the patient does not have to worry about any lingering scarring effects. The incisions made during an endoscopic breast augmentation are minimal and tend to be less than one inch long.
In addition to the advantage that it gives plastic surgeons, endoscopic breast augmentation can have excellent results for patients. In some cases, the patient's recovery time was much shorter in treatments that were performed as endoscopic breast augmentation compared to regular breast augmentation surgery.