Toronto Endoscopic Plastic Surgery
Also Serving Mississauga, North York, Scarborough, and Oakville Ontario
Endoscopic surgery is one of the most important advances in modern surgical procedures. Endoscopic surgery or “keyhole” or “minimally invasive” surgery as it is also known, involves the use of state of the art medical electronics and equipment to keep the size of surgical incisions to a minimum without affecting the efficacy of the procedure. By keeping the incisions small:
- The trauma that the body suffers during surgery is reduced
- This results in a more rapid recovery
- The patient suffers less discomfort
- There is less scarring
- The chances of unwanted side effects are reduced
Endoscopic plastic surgery involves the use of a tubular probe with a camera and light that is inserted through a small incision. This enables the surgeon to view the internal structure of that part of the body that requires treatment. Other small incisions are then made for surgical tools like scalpels etc. to be inserted in the body and used as required. There are specially designed endoscopes that are tailored to specific operations. The most common surgical medical specialties where endoscopic surgery is possible are:
- Plastic Surgery
Dr. Colin Hong is a Toronto based surgeon who practices plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He is the Director of Toronto’s Cosmetic Surgery Centre and is certified by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and The American Board of Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery. Dr. Hong is a specialist in endoscopic plastic surgery. Dr. Hong begins his consultation by examining the patient and evaluating the nature of the physical condition that requires plastic surgery. Endoscopic surgery is not always possible in all plastic or cosmetic procedures. If it is a suitable option Dr. Hong will discuss the benefits of endoscopic surgery with the patient as well as the pros and cons of other options so that patients are fully aware of the benefits of the proposed surgery. The costs and recovery times are also discussed.
Since plastic surgery is focused on the removal of deformities or the improvement of physical appearance, endoscopic plastic surgery, with its smaller incisions and less scarring offers huge advantages not just in terms of improved appearance but also in faster recovery time and return to normal public activities.
Since there is less trauma to the body, patients who have undergone endoscopic plastic surgery are able to return home sooner than those who have undergone traditional surgery. The actual time will vary depending on the nature of the plastic surgery performed by Dr. Colin Hong. As with any surgery the patients will require rest and possibly medication for a period of time, but here too the duration will be considerably reduced. Normal post-operative hygiene care will need to be taken to prevent infections.
Dr. Colin Hong treats patients from Toronto as well as adjoining areas and his patients have found the benefits of endoscopic plastic surgery to be huge.