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What is Microsurgery?

There are different types of surgical procedures, and for every procedure, there is a set of surgical instruments used. For instance, microsurgery uses microsurgical instruments, and there are many instruments that belong in that category. We will discuss more microsurgery here.

Microsurgery is a surgical procedure that uses a microscope to visualize and operate on body parts. Examples of these minute body parts are nerves, vessels, and tubes. Microsurgical instruments are primarily used when operating the eyes, such as glaucoma and cataract, the throat, nose, ears, tubal ligations, and vasectomies, and are mostly done for complex reconstructive purposes.

The use of microsurgical instruments in plastic surgery/cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic surgeries, most popularly known as plastic surgeries, also make use of microsurgical instruments, especially in reconstructing damaged tissues, skin, and muscles. Such instruments are also helpful in reattaching body parts as well as replanting amputated parts of the body.

Microsurgery and its benefits

What are the advantages of microsurgery? Microsurgery has a special set of equipment that has the ability to magnify the operating field so the surgeon can thoroughly visualize the surgery site and be able to come up with a precise movement. The microscopic size of the structures of the surgery site can pose a big challenge to the surgery team. Fortunately, recent technological advancements, such as microsurgical instruments, make the surgeon’s job easier.

Microsurgery results in a cleaner and smaller incisions, which is frequently preferred by surgeons and patients. It also leads to a lesser possibility of bleeding and minimal tissue scarring. It also lessens post-operative pain and shortens the postoperative period. The patient’s recovery is faster and the outcome is beyond satisfactory. As many patients and surgeons prefer the microsurgery approach, more and more new microsurgical instruments are being added to make the procedure all the more comfortable and easier for both surgeons and patients.