A face mask, otherwise known as a medical facemask, is designed specifically for use by medical professionals while undergoing medical procedures. The red-colored side of the face mask is designed to be placed on the outside, with the white side on the inside. The mask’s color can range from pale pink to bright white, depending on what type of skin color the patient has. Many patients choose the color of their face mask to match that of their clothing, and in some cases, the color of their hair.
The surgical face mask is placed over the face just before or after a surgical procedure and can be removed or cleaned after the procedure has been completed. It is placed under a special sterile dressing and must be covered with plastic before being stored in a secure location.
One of the first face masks used for patients undergoing cosmetic surgery procedures was created in 1980. In this type of face mask, patients wear the surgical area exposed in an area behind the ears. Although this type of face mask can be very uncomfortable for patients, it allows the plastic surgeon to easily see if the incisions are properly closed. Many patients prefer this type of face mask because the incisions can be clearly viewed.
Another type of surgical face mask that is often worn by patients during cosmetic procedures is a disposable face mask. This type of face mask is placed directly over the patient’s entire face and is disposable once it is used. Patients usually remove the disposable face mask after the procedure has been completed, but can store it until it is needed again. This type of face mask does not leave visible scars.
Some patients opt to use a disposable nose ring after a surgical procedure to improve their appearance. A nasal ring is often placed directly over the nose, which gives the appearance of a more natural nose. After removing the nose ring, the patient can place it in a plastic bag and store it until it is needed again.
When choosing a face mask for patients undergoing medical procedures, patients should always take into consideration the type of procedure that will be performed. Additionally, patients should be aware of the potential discomfort associated with a certain facial feature, and whether the chosen mask would help them feel better after the procedure.