Embracing Progress in Plastic Surgery
Written on October 8, 2015 at 6:12 pm
In the last year we have added 7 new technologies and treatments at Davis & Pyle Plastic Surgery. They include 3 products from Merz, a great partner and neighbor with their headquarters in Raleigh:
- Cellfina™ for cellulite reduction
- Ultherapy® to tighten and lift skin of the face, neck and chest
- Radiesse® for hand rejuvenation
And we’ve also brought in 4 products from the rest of the cosmetic world:
- Kybella™, the world’s first injectable treatment for fat under the chin
- A Clear + Brilliant laser to provide a better skin care regimen for our younger patients
- Two new CoolSculpting® Applicators (CoolMini for the knees, bra-fat etc and the CoolSmooth for the outer thighs)
- Our own line of skincare products, aptly named “Skin”
All this is in addition to the dramatic improvements provided by new implants by Allergan (Inspira), Sientra (107 Gummy Bear) and the Ideal Implant.
Evaluating New Tech
As a busy practice in a great city, we get bombarded with offers to add new technologies to our office. Almost every week, one company or another offers a product or machine to us to use. Most of these are passed upon. From time to time, we do decide that a technology has been proven sufficiently safe and effective and we offer it to our patients. It occurred to me the other day that some of our patients may find it interesting to know why we choose what we choose.
The choice to use a new technology starts with a conscious decision representing the core of who we are as a practice. We choose to embrace progress, to allow it to move us forward and to offer our patients the best of what the plastic surgery world has to offer. You wouldn’t go to your wireless carrier and expect to get an original iPhone because the technology has advanced dramatically since then.
We believe that the same should be true in our office. If a new technology has been proven to be safe and effective, and provides a benefit that can’t be obtained with other treatments, we want our patients to know that they can take advantage of progress and can trust us to choose the right things to offer. What you will not find in our office are new technologies that don’t significantly improve upon the old ones; and you will absolutely not find technologies that don’t work or carry excessive risks.
We have added the terrific treatments above because this is a time of unparalleled advancement in the field that we love. In each case, they provide benefit in a way or at a rate of success that has never before been possible. Our practice is built on three founding principles: that we will offer Excellence, Experience and Education. These pillars have allowed us to build a trusting relationship with our patients. When we add treatments, our patients know that they can be trusted. We thank you for that trust and that loyalty and look forward to a bright future together.