In the past 20 years, there has been a huge increase in patients seeking cosmetic surgery. Many health care specialists such as, dermatology; oral and maxillofacial surgery; ophthalmology; ear, nose, and throat; and plastic surgery, are trained and qualified to perform facial cosmetic procedures.
These procedures, no matter how minimally invasive, hurt. Fortunately, oral surgeons, unlike other health care colleagues, can use laughing gas, sedation, and even general anesthesia in their private offices or surgical suites to make these procedures painless. This environment makes the surgical experience easier, less expensive, and more personal, with increased anonymity. Finally, technological increases in anesthesia, equipment, and procedures have made it easier and safer than ever to have cosmetic surgery.
The last 5 years have brought about an extreme interest in minimally invasive rejuvenation techniques. These procedures can range from being temporary/reversible, to permanent.
Damone E. Smith, D.D.S
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Adjunct Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Nova Southeastern University School of Dentistry
Florida Center for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants