The Big Impact of Small Changes

Minor Outpatient Cosmetic Surgery continues to rise in popularity. This is due in part to enhanced medical techniques, increased safety and risk management, the ability to address very specific concerns and the reduced stigma concerning using medical intervention to alter and transform personal aesthetics.

Choosing to address a niggling concern or finally eliminate a nagging aesthetic worry can offer multiple benefits:
• Resolve problematic conditions or concerns
• Relieve self-consciousness over one’s physical appearance
• Add “Happiness” (we aren’t making that up; science says so here)
• Increase self-esteem
• Motivate the continuance of a healthy lifestyle
• Improve well-being

What exactly is an Outpatient Procedure?

Outpatient procedures or surgeries are minor medical interventions that do not require an overnight stay or time in theatre.

These treatments can be performed in a Cosmetic Surgeon’s clinic rooms during the day and Patients are able to return home that same day (driven by a friend or family member). These procedures do not employ General Anaesthetic but instead rely on Local Anaesthesia. They are all considered “low risk”. In fact, while GA carries an acknowledged minimal risk, Local Anaesthetic is accompanied by an even decreased level of risk. Its use often works to minimize post-operative swelling and bruising. [Source 1 & 2 ]

There are a wide variety of Aesthetic Indications suited to effective treatment through elective cosmetic outpatient procedures.

Outpatient Surgeries include:

• Scar Treatment
• Skin Growth, Skin Tag & Mole Removal
• Upper Blepharoplasty
• Otoplasty & Earlobe repair
• Dermal Fillers
• Botulinum Toxin Injections
• Various other elective cosmetic procedures.


A Closer look at Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is a prime example of a minor procedure which both contributes to an improved aesthetic while remedying troublesome physical indications.

Also known as Eyelid Surgery this procedure removes and reduces excess skin and tissue from the upper &/ lower eyelids. The exact technique deployed will depend on individual indications and facial bone anatomy. Recovery is straightforward and fairly quick. The end result of eliminating surplus tissue is often profound.

Droopy eyelids lend themselves to a tired worn-out and exhausted look; correcting them reverses this. Blepharoplasty can improve field of vision and create a refreshed, rejuvenated and youthful aesthetic. To learn more, you can click here.

A Closer look at Mole Removal

Moles consists of clusters of melanocyte cells. They can be present due to genetics but are often a result of sun exposure. Moles may be tan, dark or even light in colour. They are nearly always raised on the surface of the dermis.

Certain irregular or large moles may be indicative of undesirable cell growth. Any unusual moles ought to be medically evaluated. Moles that cause concern can easily and safely be removed. To learn more, click here for a concise article regarding Mole Removal.

A Cosmetic Surgeon is an ideal candidate to perform Mole Removal as they are highly experienced in scar prevention and minimization. Recovery does not require downtime.


Safety is Our Priority!

Dr Potgieter is available, and our clinic is open for performing treatments and outpatient surgeries. Safety and Patient Comfort are priorities for our Medical Team. Hygiene protocols are well-practiced by our experienced Sandton Clinic Team, located at MediClinic Sandton.

Why Now?

The continuation of the work-from-home mandate and limited social engagement is exceedingly conducive to addressing Aesthetic Concerns – allowing for privacy during any procedure’ recovery time.

Not sure what is available or allowed? We are happy to take your call and answer your queries. Click here to see our Contact Details.

More Substantial Interventions

Interested in more substantial interventions? Book a consultation with Dr Potgieter and discover which Aesthetic Treatments or Cosmetic Surgeries would be suitable towards your Aesthetic Goals.

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