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    The machine age: What's next in technology?

    Dr. NiamtuInto 2016 and beyond, this past decade will likely be known as cosmetic surgery’s technology-driven “machine age,” according to Joe Niamtu, III, D.M.D., an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with a practice limited to cosmetic facial surgery in Richmond, Va.

    “We have seen assisted liposuction, hair removal devices, IPL, fractional lasers, tattoo removal lasers, Thermage, Ulthera, Pelleve, CoolSculpting, VelaShape, ThermiDry, ThermiTight, MiraDri, Exilis, Venus Freeze, and on and on,” Dr. Niamtu says. “The number of aesthetic devices released in the last decade is beyond the scope of this article, but no one can dispute their effect on cosmetic surgery.”

    But devices come and go. That’s the challenge for doctors and their patients, according to Dr. Niamtu.

    “Many doctors have been sold a machine that was supposed to produce maximum results with minimum recovery, only to disappoint the doctor and patients. I have seen many doctors spend $100,000 for a device that now serves as a door stop,” he says. “[By the same token,] staying on the cutting edge is great for the profession, the doctor, office, staff and patients. This is particularly true for devices that actually produce a noticeable result, and some do.”

    NEXT: What to Expect in 2016

    Lisette Hilton
    Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has written about health care, the science and business of medicine, fitness and wellness ...


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