5 Most Popular Types of Plastic Surgery

People always try to look a little better with the help of cosmetics, the right clothes or workouts. But some flaws can be very difficult or completely impossible to hide. If a person feels uncomfortable in his or her body, this can negatively affect their self-esteem and even lead to depression. Fortunately, we have an opportunity to change almost everything in our body with the help of plastic surgery. Here is a list of the five most popular types of plastic surgery.

Types of Plastic Surgery for Man and Woman

1. Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure for reshaping eyelids. This surgery can be performed for both health and cosmetic reasons. Too large or sagging skin can lead to impaired vision and the appearance of aging signs.

Blepharoplasty can also be performed on the lower eyelids that have chronic puffiness or wrinkles. After the surgery, the person will have a younger look. If necessary, fat pads that are located under the eyes and form bags can be also removed during the blepharoplasty procedure.

2. Liposuction

Liposuction is a procedure of removing fat tissues from different parts of the body in order to make it look slimmer. There are two types of liposuction, tumescent liposuction, and Ultrasonic-Assisted Liposuction. 

During tumescent liposuction, the doctor infuses a solution of saline for narrowing the blood vessels and an anesthetic effect. The fluid with fat is removed from the body with the help of small hollow metal instruments that are called cannulas. This fluid infusion can lead to short-term fluid retention, which usually decreases over a couple of days.

During Ultrasonic-Assisted Liposuction, ultrasonic energy is used to melt fat and it becomes easier to suction this melted fat from the body. But this procedure has more risks because external and internal burns can appear.

3. Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to enlarge breasts. This surgery has a growing popularity. Every year more than 300,000 procedures of breast augmentation are performed in the United States. There is a large number of reasons for this surgery, the most common of them are:

  • Making breasts bigger for aesthetic purpose
  • Replacing absent breast (because of some disease)
  • Making asymmetrical breasts look equal 

There is a condition that is called congenital macromastia when breasts in women don’t grow. These women also seek help from a plastic surgeon. However, in the end, most women perform breast augmentation for cosmetic purposes.

4. Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty (nose job) is a procedure of nose reshaping in order to make it smaller, bigger or evener. This procedure is aimed to create a more pleasing appearance with the help of reducing or refining some areas of the nose. Rhinoplasty can also be performed if the person suffers from breathing difficulties due to problems in the nose structure. A deviated septum is one of the most common problems with breathing and it can be easily improved with the help of rhinoplasty.

5. Breast lift

Breast lift is a procedure that is usually performed to improve poorly shaped or sagging breasts. Breast lift makes breasts look younger and perkier by repositioning them. Women usually perform this surgery after pregnancy or significant weight loss because their breasts look deflated and unsightly. This procedure can be combined with breast augmentation if the size of the breasts had also changed after breastfeeding, pregnancy or weight loss.

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