Cosmetic surgery is no longer just for celebrities, or the rich and famous. The influx of people who are receiving cosmetic surgery now a days its astounding. You probably know at least one person who has had cosmetic surgery. And if you don’t know someone directly, we sure see enough of it on TV and in the pages of magazines and ads. Everyone from the soccer mom, to the grandmother, to the professional athlete and rock star are having plastic surgery. The problem is that everyone has at least one imperfection on their body that they would like to fix. And cosmetic surgery can enhance, improve and restore that problem spot to perfection, without the extra work of dieting and exercise and without leaving more than a pinprick of a scar in some cases.
Whatever your desired beauty it can be yours through cosmetic surgery. From the stomach to the breasts to the nose and the eyelids there is very little room for error. Although there is no limitation to what someone could claim as imperfection, the surgery rosters are full of new surgeries and the list has not stopped yet. More obscure surgeries are being done everyday such as the Phalloplasty which is used to enlarge the penis, Buttock augmentation, Labiaplasty a surgical reduction and reshaping of the labia, Otoplasty a reshaping of the ear, and Orthognathic Surgery is manipulation of the facial bones through controlled fracturing. The five most popular aesthetic surgeries right now are breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty and abdominoplasty.
One of the most popular cosmetic procedures of our time has to be liposuction. Liposuction is process where by fat is removed from different areas of the body. A vacuum is inserted into the specific area to extract fat deposits. If there is difficulty with suction, a fluid with anesthetic may be pumped under the skin, or an ultrasound probe can break up fatty deposits before the surgery begins. Due to the very small incision this procedure can usually be completed with very little scarring. Moreover, most often than not liposuction in the abdominal area is done in conjunction with a tummy tuck. Other areas of liposuction include the thighs inner and outer and flanks ophtalmologues Courbevoie.
Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is used most often in conjunction with liposuction of the abdomen. However, in other cases tummy tucks can be used for patients after pregnancy or individuals who have lost a tremendous amount of weight. A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat from the middle to lower abdominals to tighten the abdominal wall. Not everyone is permitted to get a tummy tuck. The restrictions require people to try exercise and diet before even considering this procedure. They restrict it to people who are looking to lose their last 10-15 pounds. Surgeons regulate patients who can receive this surgery because of the risks and complications. Due to high risks of complications not all states allow the combination of liposuction and abdominoplasty during the same surgical timeframe. This will require two different surgeries and take additional time to heal. Unlike the liposuction, tummy tucks will cause a scar. Due to the amount of skin that has to be removed during a tummy tuck this will determine how big scarring will be.
Mammoplasty refers to all of the different types of breast augmentations. Breast enlargement or enhancement, breast reduction, mastectomy, mastopexy, and breast reconstruction are all different types of breast surgeries. However, breast enlargement is the surgery we will cover here. Breast enhancement is the most common cosmetic surgery in the US. Women who are genetically challenged in the breast department have been receiving breast enlargement surgery for years. There are two primary types of breast implants: saline-filled and silicone-gel-filled implants. Determining to have breast augmentation should be considered carefully. Many women choose to have it done and don’t know what size to go up to. Some choose too big and later want to have them removed or reduced where as other women choose too small and want to make them bigger. Pectoral implants are the mens version of breast augmentation.
Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping has been done for thousands of years. People who elect to have nose jobs come from all walks of life and are usually trying to correct a crooked appearance of the nose. There are two types of rhinoplasties open and closed. An open procedure requires a small incision at the base of the nose where the skin separates the nostrils. With a closed procedure no incision is required. During a rhinoplasty the surgeon will reshape the cartilage and bone of the nose. Once complete the skin is smoothed around the newly formed nose. Unless there was trauma, birth defects or breathing problems caused by the nose, rhinoplasties are purely cosmetic. Some reasons people elect to have nose surgery are a large nose, a bump in the bridge of the nose, or a crooked nose.
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is done to remove excess skin or fat from the eyelid. As we age the elasticity of our skin decreases overtime causing our skin to sag. In the eyelids sagging skin can cause sight problems if the eyelids hang over the eyelashes. Most eyelid surgeries are for cosmetic reasons and are done on older patients. However, lower eyelid surgery is normally done to reduce puffiness and bags around the eye, which cause skin wrinkles. There are two types of blepharoplasty, the first involves an incision on the outer lid to remove excess skin and fat, however the second transconjunctival blepharoplasty requires an incision on the inside surface of the lower eyelid which only allows for the remove of fat deposits and not excess skin.