The 4 Most Common Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Plastic surgery means different things to different people. For some, it means embracing a better appearance while for others, it’s the best way to redesign  the body’s shape and contour. Either way, there are a handful of cosmetic procedures that both men and women enjoy.

Despite the fact that these procedures are costly, thousands of people gravitate to them mostly because of their results- a more comfortable and confident appearance.  Like with anything else, there are plastic surgery procedures that are more common than others. They include:

1. Liposuction

Liposuction is a procedure that targets the removal of fat from specific body parts. Fat can be suctioned out of parts like the arms, thighs, abdomen or even the hips. The removal of fat is a way of suctioning these areas of the body.

While liposuction is not considered an overall weight loss method, it’s an alternative body contouring method. In reality, you will lose more weight with bariatric procedures like gastric bypass surgery than you would with a liposuction procedure. If you have too much fat in specific body areas but otherwise have a stable body weight, then this is an ideal procedure for you.

Once the procedure is complete, the skin will mold itself to the new contour of the treated area.

If your skin is elastic, then it will appear smooth after. However, if your skin is not as elastic, then the treated area could appear loose. This could be corrected through skin tightening procedures.

To qualify for this procedure, you must be of good health and not have any condition that could complicate surgery. With conditions like diabetes or coronary artery,then you may not qualify for this procedure.

2. Tummy tuck

A tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance and shape of the abdomen. The procedure involves the removal of fat and excess skin from the abdomen area. When reading research on a liposuction vs tummy tuck, the difference is that a tummy tuck is more extensive as compared to liposuction.

With a liposuction, the goal is to tighten muscles in the abdominal wall. While it’s completely different from a liposuction, you can have a tummy tuck and liposuction alongside each other. A tummy tuck is suitable for women of good health.

A majority of women who go for these procedures are men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight or women who have had several pregnancies and are looking to snap back to good shape.

3. Breast augmentation

This plastic surgery procedure is done to increase breast size. Breast augmentation is done by placing breast implants under the chest muscles or breast tissue. While many women use this procedure as a way of feeling more confident,  it’s also a way to deal; with medical conditions like cancer for others.

Also referred to as a “boob job”, breast augmentation can increase the fullness of projection of the breasts, improves overall balance and enhances self-image and self confidence. While breast augmentation improves the overall appearance of the breasts, it does not correct drooping breasts. In this case, a breast lift may be required alongside a breast augmentation procedure. Your plastic surgeon will advise you better on this.

4. Rhinoplasty

Usually referred to as a nose job, rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that reshapes the nose and brings balance on the face. The surgeon does this by refining areas of the nose so that the overall result can be a more pleasing appearance. Rhinoplasty is one of the most common types of plastic surgeries. However, the way the procedure is carried out has changed through the years.

There are more pressing cases where breathing would be improved through surgery. This is most common in the case of a deviated spectrum. In this case, rhinoplasty plays a major role when it comes to improving breathing. After the surgery, bruising will be obvious but it will fade away in ten days or less.This means that the recovery process is rather smooth.

The Bottom Line

There you go! 4 common plastic surgery procedures that will change the way you look! Regardless of the procedure you are hoping for, your plastic surgeon is able to advise you on the best way forward. Granted, cosmetic surgeries come with vast options for any human anatomy. But it’s always best to look to your surgeon for guidance.

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