Cosmetic surgery is getting more popular by the year, with more than 18 million procedures done in the US each year. If you’ve been thinking about getting plastic surgery, you may be wondering which are the most popular options. Below is more information about the most popular procedures for various body areas.
Cosmetic procedures on the face have grown in popularity recently, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Facelifts, in particular, are one of the most popular options in the last five years.
Also known as rhytidectomy, a facelift is a cosmetic surgery that reduces wrinkling and loose skin in the face that occurs with aging. A facelift makes your skin tighter to give you a younger appearance.
Your surgeon will make an incision around the face and hairline and pull the skin tighter, as well as cut away extra tissue. The procedure smooths deep lines and eliminates most sagging.
Many patients choose a facelift combined with other facial procedures, such as eyelid surgery or skin peels.
Your surgeon will remove your stitches after about 10 days, but full recovery can take two months.
Also called rhinoplasty, this procedure reshapes or makes the nose smaller, making the face more balanced and symmetrical. Your plastic surgeon can do many things to the nose, including reducing the tip’s size, removing a bump, or even fix a deviated septum.
There are both open and closed nose jobs. Which is best for you depends on how much work needs to be done. Bruising and swelling are common, but they fade after about 10 days.
Dermabrasion might be considered nonsurgical by some, but it involves surgical scraping of the outer skin layer so the face looks younger and smoother. It can make wrinkles smoother, reduce scarring, and even remove pre-cancerous growths.
Your surgeon can do dermabrasion on small areas or the whole face. Also, you can have a facelift done at the same time.
Also known as blepharoplasty, your surgeon can perform eyelid surgery on the upper or lower eyelids, or both. Upper eyelid surgery is common for older people who have loose and sagging skin over the eyes. Having this skin removed and tightened improves vision and makes the face more youthful.
Lower eyelid surgery addresses puffiness and wrinkling under the eyes that often comes with aging.
Procedures on the buttocks have been getting more popular in the past three years, especially the Brazilian butt lift. Below are your best options.
Brazilian Butt Lift
A Brazilian butt lift makes the rear rounder and more prominent. There are no incisions or implants with this popular procedure, so recovery time is short.
Your surgeon removes fat from other parts of your body, such as the abdomen and love handles, washes it, then injects it carefully into the buttocks. The result is a rounder, fuller butt, and better contours.
Patients like this procedure because of the easier recovery. Plus, you can have liposuction and a butt lift simultaneously.
Implants are the traditional way to increase the size and shape of the buttocks. The procedure involves making incisions between the butt cheeks and inserting silicone implants behind the muscle.
This is the best option for the rear for people who don’t have enough fat on their body for a Brazilian butt lift. However, the recovery time for implants is substantial, and you won’t be able to sit on your behind for up to a month.
People often want cosmetic surgeries to alter their body’s shape, contours, or silhouette. Here are the most popular choices:
Liposuction involves removing fat from specific areas of the body that are resistant to diet and exercise. The surgeon makes small incisions in the desired locations, then sucks the fat out with a cannula and suction device.
Many people want to have fat removed from the abdomen, love handles, thighs, buttocks, and back.
Tumescent liposuction is the most frequent procedure, which involves injecting lidocaine and epinephrine into the fatty areas to reduce swelling and bleeding. Then, the surgeon removes the fat with the cannula.
Surgical enlargement of women’s breasts has become popular in the US, with at least 300,000 procedures done annually.
Breast augmentation is done for many reasons, including making both breasts larger, replacing one removed from cancer, or making breasts the same size. Some women also have surgery if their breasts didn’t develop during puberty.
Patients can choose between silicone and saline implants, with silicone being the most popular at this time.
This is a popular option for women with saggy, drooping breasts, a common problem after pregnancy or weight loss.
Some women have a breast lift and augmentation at the same time. Most people can go back to work in one or two weeks and start working out after a month.
Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck cuts away extra skin from the stomach and lower abdomen and tightens the remaining skin. This surgery is often done on women with saggy skin in the abdomen after pregnancy or significant weight loss.
The best candidates don’t have extra fat in the belly but have saggy and loose skin. If there is excess fat, liposuction is recommended before a tummy tuck.
Gynecomastia is a procedure that removes excess breast tissue from the male breasts. This is a permanent procedure if the increased tissue is caused by genetics.
However, some men develop enlarged breasts from taking steroids or smoking marijuana. This cosmetic procedure isn’t appropriate in those situations.
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