The first time you use scissors, they’re a little bit clumsy.

You’re just about ready to use them to cut up a piece of tissue, then you notice that they’re really clumsy, and it’s not as good as they look.

But now, thanks to the advances in surgery technology, you can make a huge difference to how you’re able to slice up your body. 

There’s a lot to get your hands on when it comes to surgical tools, but here are a few of the best surgical tools we can recommend to you.


Surgical scissors. 

First and foremost, don’t miss out on this handy little tool. 

The most common surgical scissors are the standard two-inch long scissors, but some manufacturers offer extra-long and extra-wide versions.

The longer the scissors, the more powerful they can be, and they’re especially great for cutting into the skin. 

These scissors are great for getting the skin and flesh just right.

They’re easy to use, and you can actually hold them out in front of you and use them like a scalpel. 

If you’re cutting the skin around your eyes, you’re looking at a little extra power, too.

They can also be used to slice open the skin of the eyelid, the middle of your eyelid and the inside of your mouth. 

This is great for removing loose, dried blood, as well as for slicing into fat. 

They’re especially handy for removing hair and hair-like structures from the head and neck. 

You can use them for cutting up your hair, too, so long as you’re not cutting it into pieces. 

A tip for the most effective use of surgical scissors: they’re not for cutting the entire head or neck.

You should be able to cut through just about any part of your body, but your head should be your first priority.



The best thing about scissors is that they don’t have to be sharp.

You can easily make a great point cut with the scalpel, which is ideal for making a cut.

You just have to work with it a little more gently, and your fingers should be just fine. 

For cutting the inside and outside of your face, the scalp should be around six inches long and have a very fine blade. 

Some scalpel manufacturers make them even longer and more aggressive, so they can cut through much bigger and more dangerous structures. 

Using scissors can be a little overwhelming at first, but the more you use them, the better they’ll feel. 

When you’re ready to cut, just push your hand against the sharp edge and pull it back to release the pressure. 



You might be tempted to just go ahead and start cutting with a knife, but a scalp can be the best choice if you want to do it all on your own.

It’s a bit more expensive than scissors, so you might want to consider using a knife instead. 

It’s usually more effective to use a scalped knife for smaller, less-durable cuts.

If you want a bigger cut, you’ll want to use one of the larger, more aggressive blades. 

Use the sharpest blade you can for a few seconds, then let it go and start slicing. 

Once you’ve made a few slices, hold the knife against the back of your hand, and then pull it down with your fingers to release. 


Knife tip. 

Whether you’re slicing with a scalpen, a scalping knife, a knife tip or both, you should always make sure that your knife is clean.

Clean knives are great if you’re using them to slice skin, because you’ll have less skin to scratch, but it’s a bad idea to use clean knives when cutting through the skin or flesh of other parts of your anatomy. 

Clean knives can easily come into contact with your skin and make the cut feel rough, so it’s best to use the sharp blade with the clean edge of the blade.

The tip can also cause some irritation, so use a good, sharp, clean knife with the tip, and not the dirty, sharp tip.


Knife and scissors can both be used together, but you’ll need to be more careful with a razor blade.

A sharp blade, like a chef’s knife, can cut up to six inches away from the cutting edge, so a razor tip is a good choice. 

Be careful with razor blades because they can make the sharp edges of a scalperer’s blades sharper, so if you don’t get the sharpness right, you could be making a very big mess. 


Knife, scalpel and scissors combo. 

Another great combo to have is a scalpers knife and scissors.

These blades are a little larger than a chef, but they can still slice through skin.

You’ll need a razor to do this, so make sure you’re holding the blade slightly in front and away from your skin