In a recent “did you know?” episode, Dr. Davis covered cannulas and the magic they present to the plastic surgery community. By making small slits in the skin, we can now use cannulas to target particular areas of the face. If you find yourself easily bruising from procedures, whether due to taking blood thinners or something along those lines, utilizing cannulas is your best option.
Cannulas aren’t just for giving plastic surgeons the ability to target particular areas of the face. They are fantastic ways to eliminate facial bruising that would otherwise be present after injections.
Do cannulas sound like the optimal way to eliminate burning for you and your body? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office and schedule a virtual consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Davis.
Hi, Dr. Steven Davis, at Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. In one of our previous, did you know, episodes I talked a lot about cannulas. But what I wanted to make sure you understand is, the cannulas that we’re now using around the face are really being utilized for one really, really important purpose. And that is we’re able to literally get all around an area by just using one little opening in the skin.
And that’s what this kind of a cannula allows us to do. We’re able to actually take a little small needle. That’s slightly larger than the size of the cannula. And once we make that little opening we can use a cannula that has various lengths to them. And actually for one little opening, we can get all around the face. This is going to limit any bruising potential.
It’s going to limit any painful type things that you may experience from actually a needle stick. And it also allows a more safely applied use of whatever we’re injecting, be it fat or even things like Juvederm and Restylane and those kinds, types of products.
So when you’re going to the plastic surgeon’s office and they’re going to be using a cannula, or if you wanted to try that out, make sure you bring that up to them because especially if you’re someone that you know you bleed a lot or you bruise a lot because you may be on any kind of blood thinners or other types of medications.
This may be the way to get away without having any bruising at all. Talk to you again soon.
Dr. Steven Davis of Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Cherry Hill, New Jersey wants to ensure the comfort of all patients, which begins with education. We hope our video series can provide useful information for those with upcoming appointments or interested in the behind-the-scenes action of plastic surgery.