Cosmetic Surgery: The 5 Most Common Procedures Requested By Patients

Cosmetic plastic surgery used to be a hush-hush procedure, along with hair coloring and other beautification processes. But thanks to a growing number of Hollywood celebrities who have embraced the wonders of cosmetic surgery, many people are now eager to catch up with the trend.

Yes, cosmetic surgery is now accepted as a ticket to better physical appearance by society. And aside from that, it can also be used as restorative process for individuals who experienced severe physical trauma, injuries, and scars due to an accident.

If you’re ever wondering about the right cosmetic surgery procedure for your lips, breast, buttocks, etc. then you’ve come to the right place.

Read more as we are going to tackle some of the most common cosmetic plastic surgery procedures requested by patients in today’s guide.

  1. Breast Augmentation

Also called as a “boob job”, this type of surgery refers to the process of increasing the size or altering the shape of a woman’s breasts. Breast augmentation ranks as one of the most (if not, the most) popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States with over thirty thousand surgeries done every day. In addition, this procedure is different from breast lift or breast reduction.

The surgical process of augmenting breasts is done to increase the breast size, replace an absent breast, or to make the size of both breast look symmetrical.

Moreover, breast augmentation is a great option for women with breasts that did not develop during puberty years (congenital micromastia).

  1. Liposuction

This common type of cosmetic surgery is done to remove fat deposits from specific areas of the body by suctioning to achieve a slimmer and curved silhouette. There are 2 kinds of liposuction process offered to patients:

Tumescent Liposuction – A saline solution, a numbing agent, and a drug for constricting blood vessels are injected to the area where the fat deposits are to be removed. This concoction will then melt the fat and then removed by a suctioning instrument called ‘cannulas’.

UAL or Ultrasonic-Assisted Liposuction – An ultrasonic energy is released through the cannula to melt fat deposits then suctioned out afterwards.

Liposuction can be done on the stomach, hips, arms, thighs, buttocks, face, and the back. Also, it can be performed to remove lipomas (fat tumors) and reduce the breast size in men.

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  1. Tummy Tuck

Also known as “abdominoplasty” and “lower body lift”, this procedure is done to remove excess abdominal skin and then tighten the remaining skin.

The ideal candidate for tummy tuck is a person who does not have fats in the abdomen but has excess skin that is hanging around this area of the body. Likewise, abdominoplasty is performed to restore the shape of the abdomen after pregnancy or weight loss.

Most patients who have undergone this procedure will resume to their normal activities after 2 to 3 weeks, though certain limitations may apply on strenuous physical activities for a long time.

  1. Rhinoplasty

This type of cosmetic surgery procedure is done to reshape the contour of the nose and alter its appearance so the nose will be proportioned with the face of the patient. To be specific, this procedure is done to:

  • Increase or decrease nose size
  • To narrow the shape of nostrils
  • Alter the bridge of the nose
  • Change the nose angle
  • As corrective surgery following an injury

Aside from improving facial appearance, rhinoplasty is also conducted to treat medical conditions that make breathing difficult due to birth defects.

  1. Dermabrasion

And lastly, this type of cosmetic surgery procedure does not require you to be placed ‘under the knife’ nor involves the use of needles. Rather, it makes use of a specialized rotating tool to ‘sand’ down (exfoliate) the epidermis or the skin’s top layer to reveal the layer underneath.

During this process, the exfoliated skin will bleed. And this is normal since the main purpose of dermabrasion is to remove the top layer to expose the new layer of skin. Once healed, the resulting skin will be smoother and youthful-looking.

Dermabrasion is recommended to treat skin imperfections like:

  • Age spots
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Crow’s feet
  • Skin lesions
  • Sunburned or sun-damaged skin

You can visit Plus Cosmetic Surgery Center in Miami if you’re looking for trusted cosmetic doctors that can perform the said surgeries mentioned above at an affordable price. Visit their website today.