Top 10 Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

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Cosmetic surgery has become extremely popular, given the dramatic change in one’s physical appearance. We hear of celebrities undergoing the knife to fix their faces and their bodies regularly. Magazines and TV shows such as Nip & Tuck and Extreme Makeover romanticize plastic surgery, making more people want to look good. Plastic surgery is an excellent option if you want to look good, if you have money to spare.

A list of the top 10 most popular cosmetic surgery procedures is given below, starting at #10.

10. Tummy tuck

Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen. When the excess fat and skin are removed, the skin is stretched tight over the stomach, resulting in an impressively flat abdomen. Abdominoplasty can be combined with liposuction and other fat removal surgeries. The full abdominoplasty is a procedure that lasts for about three hours. Two long incisions are made, one along the public bone and the other that frees your belly button from the surrounding tissue. The stomach muscles are tightened and excess fat and skin are removed, thus flattening the tummy. This is part of what is now known as the Mommy Makeover.

9. Liposuction

Liposuction is process in which stubborn fat deposits are removed from specific body areas, such as the stomach, thighs, chest and hips. Liposuction works best for patients who have stubborn fat deposits that they are not able to remove through diet and exercise alone. Fat is removed by inserting small thin tubes under the fat layer, which are connected to a large vacuum pump or suction syringe. Fluid is injected into the areas from which fat is to be removed; this helps to prevent blood loss. Liposuction can be performed on several areas of the body at once.

8. Brow lift

A brow lift involves lifting the forehead skin to remove some of the tissue and muscle that lie under the skin to re-contour the face. People whose appearance is compromised because of drooping eyebrows, loose forehead or fatty eyebrows can opt for this procedure. Four incisions are made behind the patient’s hairline and tiny cameras called endoscopes are inserted to identify the tissues and muscles that need to be removed. This procedure takes close to two hours to complete.

7. Chin Augmentation

Chin augmentation involves the creation of a more proportionate face and a firmer chin line, using chin implants.  An incision is made above the chin bone, and a chin implant is placed in the pocket that is created. The procedure takes about two hours to complete.

6. Nose Reshaping

Rhinoplasty involves reshaping the cartilage, bones and sometimes the soft nasal tissues of the nose. The nose size can be increased or reduced, and the nasal tip can be altered and unsightly bumps can be removed to make the nose straight and narrow. Functionally, nose jobs are performed to remove blockages or to correct a deformity, and to help a patient breathe better. However, for the most part, nose jobs are undertaken purely for aesthetic purposes.

5.    Eyelid Lift

In this procedure, excess skin, fat and muscle are removed from the lower and upper eyelids.  The procedure reduces the puffy look and eyelid drooping and creates a more attractive appearance. If you have eye bags due to ageing, genetic factors, sun exposure, pollution and other environmental factors, you can opt for this procedure.

4.    Facelift And Neck Lift

Rhytidectomy or facelift surgery involves removing excess skin from the face, neck and cheeks. The skin is lifted and re-draped tightly over the facial bones. The objective of this procedure is to make the patient look younger.

3.    Breast Reduction

Breast reduction involves reducing the breast size in women. Women whose heavy breasts cause severe backache and other physical issues opt for this procedure, which is also known as mammaplasty.  The procedure involves removing breast tissue, fat and skin, and moving the nipples and other tissues higher up on the chest. The sides of the breasts are trimmed down to form smaller globes around the areola, giving the breasts a smaller contour.

2.    Breast Lift

Breast lift surgery is used to lift and firm the breasts, without increasing the size of the breasts. Also called mastopexy, this procedure usually performed to correct sagging or drooping breasts, which can occur owing to childbirth, breastfeeding and ageing.  One or more incisions are made to lift the breast tissue and skin and reshape them higher on the chest to restore firmness and elasticity.

1.    Breast Augmentation

In this procedure, medical implants usually made of silicone are inserted in the crease underneath the breasts to increase the bust size. These implants are made of silicone rubber shell filled either with silicone gel or saline solution. The implants can be inserted under the breasts, through the armpits, or near the areola.

by John Smith, owner of website NursingUniforms.net.


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