WHY ARE THERE MORE PEOPLE GETTING COSMETIC SURGERY
There are many reasons why a patient would want to get cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery. Most of them are very personal ones. Some do it to change a particular facial part or feature. The feature that they feel so unhappy about. Some go under the knife so that a younger version of themselves will look back as they look in a mirror. But plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery are very different things. The outcome may be the same, a changed, more improved facet, but one is meant to be pretty the other to be useful.
As with any form of surgery, cosmetically altering your looks present a risk. There will be pain and discomfort prior and after surgery. And remember that no minor can go under without their parent’s permission. But more than these concerns, any person considering cosmetic surgery needs to have a realistic talk with their surgeon.
Cosmetic Surgery VS Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic surgery in a word is ornamental in nature. The principles, processes and approach focuses on beautifying, increasing a patient’s looks. For it to be more proportionate, striking and symmetrical. Cosmetic surgery aims to improve a patient’s appearance through procedures for it to be more appealing. Face and body contouring, augmentation, rejuvenation; these are some of the procedures a person can ask to be done. Modifying parts in order to be more appealing. It is not uncommon that cosmetic surgery can improve the function of a feature like that of a nose lift actually improving the breathing of the patient by happy coincidence.
Plastic surgery, on the other hand, is an operation of a part of the body with the purpose of correcting or reconstructing that dysfunctional area. These are not performing as they should be, hence, needs to be corrected. These could be the result of birth defects, burns, traumas, accidents or disease of some sort.
Cosmetic surgery does not drastically change one’s life. But it does change how one faces everyday. Aligning your natural appearance to your desired one can change how you feel about yourself. Adding confidence and a general feeling of lightness. Advancements in the field have made cosmetic surgery more affordable and acceptable than it once was. Most patients undergoing cosmetic procedures think they owe it to themselves as part of their self care.
Coronectomy as an alternative to the extraction of your wisdom teeth
Wisdom teeth, which are usually the last teeth to grow, are frequently associated with impacting which causes discomfort and pain to affected persons necessitating their removal. These sets of molars are located at the back of the mouth which leaves them with inadequate space for eruption and hence the occasional associated problems with which it comes. Initially, Simply entrusting an old school dentist with your wisdom teeth removal was the only choice many patients had to go with, however, there are other options at the moment which may be preferable to their removal. Coronectomy, for instance, is an alternative to extraction which is furthermore considered to be safer for individuals above the age of 40 compared to wisdom teeth extraction.
The procedure for conducting a Coronectomy
Unlike standard extraction procedures that involve the removal of the whole tooth, Coronectomy simply removes the crown of the tooth and leave the wisdom tooth roots intact in your jaw. Therefore, this procedure is usually not the best choice for you if the root of the tooth in question is infected however other factors which include the probability of damaging nerves during extraction and age may make it the best option to pursue. There are situations when the roots of these teeth are close to the IAN (Inferior Alveolar nerve) or the LN (Lingual Nerve) which significantly increases the risk of nerve damage if extraction is chosen. This makes this Coronectomy alternative the best choice to avoid possible loss of taste or speaking in the event nerves are tampered with.
Which patients are well suited for the procedure?
Usually, your dentist will advise on whether it is the best choice for your condition after conducting various relevant tests, however, it is generally recommended when the roots of the tooth to the extracted are too close to the nerves. Coronectomy is preferred in such instances to avoid possible nerve damage however as mentioned earlier is not advisable if the tooth is infected, the tooth is impacted horizontally along the IAN or mobility of the tooth is discovered.
Research has furthermore revealed the Coronectomy is suitable for patients beyond the age of 40 considering patients above this age have an increased risk of nerve damage compared to their younger counterparts. Additionally, extraction of these wisdom teeth from younger patients before their full formation of the roots will not only prevent issues to do with nerve damage but also prevent possible damage of adjacent teeth as they form.
What to expect after a Coronectomy procedure?
It is expected that after the procedure you may experience some discomfort and swelling although this discomfort is significantly less compared to what you will experience after extraction. Your dentist will, however, advise on medication to use for any pain and antibiotics to prevent infection from occurring. All in all, you should visit the dentist as soon as possible if you experience excessive bleeding, a lot of pain and any signs of infection after the Coronectomy procedure as well as any other dental procedure.