Endoscopic Surgery in Singapore

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Singapore is a leading destination for endoscopic surgery, particularly at Dr Marco Faria-Correa’s clinic.

Dr Marco, with his extensive experience in endoscopic abdominoplasty and breast surgery, is a prominent figure in making Singapore a hub for plastic and cosmetic surgery. This focus on innovative techniques and patient-centred care makes his clinic an ideal location for those seeking advanced endoscopic surgical treatments​​.

What is Endoscopic Surgery?

Endoscopic surgery is a technique in plastic and cosmetic surgery that uses an endoscope for enhanced surgical precision. An endoscope is a slender, tube-like instrument fitted with a camera and light at one end, allowing surgeons to view the internal structures of the body on a monitor.

This minimally invasive approach enables operations through small incisions, reducing the size of scars compared to traditional open surgery. Endoscopic surgery’s utility extends to a variety of cosmetic procedures, including tummy tucks, brow lifts, nose surgery, and breast lifts, making it a versatile tool in modern surgical practices.

Types of Endoscopic Cosmetic Procedures

Tummy Tuck

Endoscopic tummy tucks are ideal for patients with weakened abdominal muscles. The endoscope aids in tightening the vertical muscles of the abdomen through small incisions, typically near the bikini line. This method is less suitable for individuals with substantial loose abdominal skin.

sagging female stomach

Brow Lift

The endoscopic brow lift involves inserting the endoscope through small incisions at the hairline. This approach allows for precise repositioning of the eyebrows and removal of muscles that cause frown lines, with fewer scars than traditional methods.

woman being assessed for endoscopic brow lift or forehead lift

Nose Surgery

In endoscopic nose surgery, the endoscope’s camera aids in accurately identifying and correcting sinus issues and other nasal structures. This minimally invasive approach enhances the precision of the surgery, leading to better outcomes and quicker recovery.
woman being assessed for endoscopic nose surgery

Breast Lift

The endoscope, inserted through a small incision in the underarm or navel, assists in positioning breast implants. This technique allows for a less invasive lifting and reshaping of the breast tissue, resulting in minimal scarring and a more subtle surgical footprint. It also aids in correcting capsular contracture and evaluating existing implants​​.

women standing for endoscopic breast lift

Endoscopic Surgery Procedure

Initial Consultation

The journey begins with a detailed consultation, where the surgeon evaluates the patient’s medical history, discusses expectations, and outlines the potential outcomes of the surgery.

Pre-operative Assessment

This stage involves thorough medical evaluations and necessary imaging to ensure the patient’s suitability for endoscopy and to plan the surgical approach.

Surgical Procedure

Several steps are involved in an endoscopic surgery:

  • Anaesthesia Administration: Depending on the surgery’s complexity, either local or general anaesthesia is administered to ensure patient comfort throughout the procedure.
  • Making Incisions: The surgeon makes small incisions, typically under an inch, which are strategically placed to facilitate the insertion of the endoscope and surgical instruments.
  • Insertion of the Endoscope: The endoscope is inserted through these incisions, projecting internal structures onto a monitor for precise surgical guidance.
  • Utilising Surgical Instruments: Along with the endoscope, specialised instruments are introduced through the same or additional incisions for tasks like tissue manipulation, muscle repair, or implant placement.
  • Enhanced Internal Visualisation: The camera provides real-time images of the surgical area, allowing for detailed and accurate surgery within confined spaces.
  • Procedure Completion: After completing the surgical objectives, the incisions are meticulously closed, often with fine sutures that aid in reducing scarring.
Post-operative Care

The recovery phase focuses on minimising discomfort and ensuring proper healing. Patients experience reduced recovery times due to the minimally invasive nature of the procedure, with follow-up appointments to monitor progress and manage any concerns.

Advantages of Endoscopic Surgery

Several factors make endoscopic surgery the ideal surgical method as opposed to other surgical techniques:

  • Reduced Scarring: Due to smaller incisions, endoscopic surgery results in less noticeable scarring compared to traditional open surgery.
  • Precision and Accuracy: The use of a camera-equipped endoscope allows surgeons to view detailed images of the internal structures, enhancing surgical precision.
  • Shorter Recovery Time: Patients generally experience quicker recovery due to less tissue trauma and smaller incisions.
  • Decreased Risk of Complications: The minimally invasive nature of endoscopic surgery lowers the risk of infections and other postoperative complications.

Ideal Candidates for Endoscopic Surgery

A good candidate for endoscopic surgery are those who fit the following:

Good Overall Health

Ideal candidates are generally in good physical health, without active diseases or serious pre-existing medical conditions.

Specific Cosmetic Goals

Candidates who benefit most from endoscopic surgery often seek improvements in specific areas, such as the abdomen, face, or breasts.

Minimal Loose Skin

This technique is particularly suited for individuals who do not have large amounts of loose, hanging skin.

Results and Longevity of Endoscopic Surgery

The results of endoscopic surgery are often immediately visible, though they may continue to improve as healing progresses.

The longevity of these results varies depending on the specific procedure, the patient’s lifestyle, and their age. For instance, results from a cosmetic endoscopic procedure like a brow lift can last several years. While endoscopic surgery can offer enduring results, it does not halt the natural ageing process. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and following post-operative care instructions can help extend the benefits of the surgery.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    What is Endoscopic Surgery?

    Endoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique using an endoscope to perform surgeries through small incisions.

    How Long is the Recovery from Endoscopic Surgery?

    Recovery times can vary based on the specific procedure and individual patient factors. Generally, endoscopic surgery is associated with quicker recovery times due to smaller incisions and less tissue trauma.

    Are the Results of Endoscopic Surgery Permanent?

    The results are often long-lasting, particularly in procedures like brow lifts or tummy tucks. They do not stop the ageing process or prevent changes in body shape due to lifestyle factors.

    What are the Risks of Endoscopic Surgery?

    While endoscopic surgery is less invasive, it carries risks similar to other surgical procedures, such as infection, complications from anaesthesia, and specific risks related to the surgical area. The minimally invasive nature of the technique often reduces these risks.

    Can Endoscopic Surgery be Used for All Cosmetic Procedures?

    Endoscopic surgery is particularly effective for procedures where the surgical area is confined and can be effectively visualised with an endoscope.

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