More than 12.5 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2009 at a cost of $10 billion including 5.1 million reconstructive surgeries such as scar revisions, breast reconstructions, burn care, hand surgeries and correction of birth defects, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Plastic surgeons are on the forefront of new methods to reduce downtime, increase post-operative healing, lessen discomfort, and decrease scarring. Downtime is reduced from weeks to days so that patients are back to work and regular activities quickly. Reduced downtime means patients lose less time away from work (lost wages), family and social activities.
The low lever laser used is the Patented ML830® which was the first “low level Laser” approved by the FDA in 2002 to treat pain and swelling. The Laser produces no heat to tissue and causes vasodilation in the Micro Capillary bed, the treatment is painless with no side effects.
Daniel Man M.D. reports reduction in post-operative downtime for his cosmetic surgery patients. Post surgical scarring, discomfort and pain has been dramatically reduced with minimal downtime, in most cases downtime is reduced from weeks to days. More than 1,000 treatments were performed on 125 patients during a 4 month period resulting in an 80% improvement in scar reduction and overall pain. Dr. Man has published extensively on the subject of facelifts and advanced lipoplasty techniques. He is the author of numerous articles and books, and is a featured speaker at the national scientific meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) “Hot Topics.” His paper on more natural facelifts entitled “Reducing The Incidence of Ear Lobe Deformity in Facelifts” was published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal Aug./Sept. 2009.