Dr. Cross utilizes the surgical microscope on all procedures. There are tremendous advantages gained by utilizing the surgical microscope with the principles of microsurgery. The surgical microscope has a magnification range of two to twenty-six times that of the naked eye. This increase in magnification allows for greater precision and hand control. Scientific studies demonstrate surgeons utilizing the surgical microscope coupled with the principles of microsurgery provide the patient with the following benefits: decreased inflammatory response, faster healing time, increased patient comfort and increased esthetic results.