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Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery
253 Wattletree Road
Malvern 3144
Victoria, Australia
Tel: +61 3 9508 9508
Fax:+61 3 9508 9588

What is Endoscopic Plastic Surgery and is it Right for Me?

Endoscopic surgery is not a new concept, but it is a relatively new addition in the plastic surgery realm. Procedures that may be performed endoscopically typically involve much smaller incisions and a shorter recovery period, without compromising the overall aesthetic results of the procedure. Before you decide an endoscopic procedure is right for you, it is important to understand what this procedure entails and the plastic surgery procedures that best adapt to the endoscopic technique.


Introducing the Endoscope

Endoscopic surgery uses a special tool called an endoscope. This device consists of a tube with a camera and light on the end. When it is inserted into the surgical site, it acts as the surgeon’s “eyes” to see internal structures without opening up the surgical area completely. A very small incision is used to insert the endoscope and others may be made to accommodate surgical tools like scissors or forceps.


Benefits of Endoscopic Surgery

There are a number of reasons to consider endoscopic surgery over traditional surgical techniques:

While endoscopic surgery has many advantages for our patients, not all of our procedures can be performed in this manner. The endoscopic approach is most commonly used for facial surgery, when performing lift procedures like a brow lift or mini facelift.


Limits of Endoscopic Surgery

Endoscopic surgery is typically recommended for patients with mild to moderate signs of ageing they would like to reverse. The smaller incisions can make it difficult to remove larger amounts of skin and tissue that is commonly required to address more intense ageing symptoms. In some cases, endoscopic surgery may be recommended in conjunction with another procedure to enhance results.


Endoscopic surgery is a good way to achieve excellent aesthetic results for some patients, but it is not right for everyone. The surgeons at the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery evaluate each patient’s case on an individual basis to determine which procedure and technique will best help them reach their aesthetic goals. If you would like to learn more about our endoscopic procedures, or find out if you are a good candidate for endoscopic plastic surgery, contact Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery at 03 9508 9508.