Cosmetic Surgery: Understanding Your Options

Cosmetic surgery has taken the world by storm in the last decade. What was once a hush-hush secret that was kept behind closed doors and exclusively for the rich and wealthy is now widely and commonly accepted as just an alternative method towards looking and feeling better. More and more everyday people are now turning towards facelift surgeons and cosmetic surgery to fix small (or big) problems and increase their overall self-esteem and confidence. 

If you are new to the world of plastic surgery, you may find the number of procedures available rather daunting or overwhelming. Well, fret not because today we will go through the A-Z in cosmetic surgery procedures so that you are aware of all the options available to you. Read on to find out more! 


  • Abdominoplasty


We’re kicking this list off with the big “A” – Abdominoplasty. Also more commonly referred to as a “tummy tuck”, abdominoplasty is a very popular procedure amongst women who have given birth. This is a procedure that aims to improve the overall shape and tone of the tummy area and remove excess skin/fat from the abdomen. An abdominoplasty can correct abdominal abnormalities caused by obesity, extensive weight loss, trauma, pregnancy, tumours or other diseases. It can also repair abdominal hernia and create a more normal appearance of the abdomen. 


  •  Body Contouring 


Body contouring is made up of a variety of procedures that aim to improve the appearance of one’s body by modifying its size or shape. Some common procedures that fall under the body contouring category include Liposuction, Body Lifts, Thigh Lifts and Arm Lifts. Other less invasive procedures include Vaser Liposculpture and CoolSculpting which are both options that are incredibly popular with those who are looking for minimal downtime. 


  •  Breast Augmentation


More informally referred to as a “boob job”, breast augmentation is one of the most popular surgical procedures amongst women of all ages. This is a procedure that can be cosmetic in nature or reconstructive in the case of breast reconstruction surgery. Breast augmentation involves implants being inserted beneath the chest muscles or under the breasts in order to reshape and enlarge them. Some other common procedures include breast lifts, breast asymmetry and breast reductions. In the case of breast reductions, the tissue is removed from the breast area in order to reduce the size and thus lessen the physical burden of overly large breasts. 


  •  Buttocks Lift 


The buttocks lift is a procedure that aims to reshape the buttocks by means of reducing excess skin, removing or even injecting fat into the buttocks area. A butt lift results in a smoother looking butt that is also rounder, firmer and better proportioned. In certain patients, going under the knife is unnecessary – many people opt for fat injections alone, also known as the Brazilian Butt Lift


  • Facelift Surgery


Facelifts are something most of us have heard of. Also known as meloplasty or rhytidectomy, this is a surgical procedure that both removes and tightens sagging skin on the face and neck. This is a procedure that is incredibly popular amongst men and women above the age of 50 as it creates a more taut and youthful appearance almost instantly. 


  • Facial Implants and Fillers


Facial implants and fillers are possible the most common cosmetic surgery procedure in 2020. Facial implants are designed to improve and enhance facial contours. These implants are inserted into various areas of the face such as the chin, cheekbones, jaw and even nose to provide a more aesthetically pleasing facial shape. Fillers such as Botox and Juvaderm are also one of the most popular procedures and can be injected into all areas of the face including the lips to create a fuller pout. 


  • Rhinoplasty


Rhinoplasty, aka a “nose job” is a procedure that is designed to reshape or repair the nose. This process is one that can be done for both health and cosmetic purposes. Nose surgery is often a tool that is used to straighten a crooked nose, make the nose appear more symmetrical, resize the nose, correct birth defects or even repair damage caused by injury and or disease. Do keep note that Rhinoplasty is considered major surgery and will require months of recovery or even up to a year to see the full results of surgery. 

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