There are all kinds of plastic surgery treatments nowadays. If really needed, you can enlarge, reshape or reduce pretty much any part of your body. However there seem to be a number of procedures that are requested most often. It maybe the trends or indeed a common trait we share that produces similar problems with our appearance, maybe it’s the drawbacks of modern lifestyle, anyhow there are several procedures that plastic surgeons perform most often.
Lip augmentation is one of them. This can be a surgical or non-invasive treatment that is designed to enlarge and in some instances to change the shape of lips. This is almost exclusively an operation for females, however sometimes men also need it for health or aesthetic reasons. Today, there are distinguished several major techniques of augmenting the lips. Most often it is done through the injections of special fillers. The advantages of such method are its ease of use and almost no recovery time. The disadvantage is that most of those fillers get dissolved and absorbed by our bodies so these are only temporary measures. Fat transfer from certain body parts to lips often lasts way longer and if not for general anesthesia which is in most cases required would be healthier. Nevertheless, on a rare occasion fat augmentation can cause weird-looking lumping or even scarring and that’s why a lot of patients choose temporary solutions, even if it is less effective and healthy on the long run. The biggest problem with this procedure is that there is a chance to become addicted to the procedure and miss the stopping point. You’ve seen the women with immovable, overinflated lips that look nothing like pretty. If you are considering doing this procedure, make sure you know exactly why you need it – exactly what you want fixed.
The next very popular procedure is breast reduction. Women are more active now – large breasts can really get in a way of full, healthy lifestyle. In cases when the breast size is really large, it can even affect the health condition, causing neck pain, back problems, migraines and other surprising issues one would never connect to the bra size. The surgery is done under general anesthesia and is considered to be one of the most complex operations. The end results are the resized breasts that are made proportionate to the patients height and weight, which still have the sensitivity and are able to function normally (breastfeeding for instance). Usually, during this surgery the shape is also adjusted to make sure that they look great after the surgery.
Brazilian butt lift, also called BBL, is another top-ranked operation. Basically, this surgery changes the shape of buttocks by transferring the fat from the body parts where a patient seems it’s too much to the butt. It is a costly operation – on average it is about $8000. But lots of clients find it worth the trouble and the price tag. You can grab some fat from your thighs or stomach, which will look slimmer and shift it to your bum, which will look lifted, tight and generally more attractive.
Next we’ll review a tummy tuck. Surgeons call it abdominoplasty. During the tummy tuck, extra fat and skin get removed from the body. Then surgeons sew up the gap. Like any other invasive surgery it of course produces amazing results. Many people find it really difficult to get rid of the stomach fat. Even with regular work outs and proper nutrition this part of the body just won’t give up that fat. Abdominoplasty would be the perfecting touch in such case. Keep in mind, that this is all easier said than done. First of all, you would need to prequalify for the procedure. If you have some health factor that may cause certain complications during or after operation, you won’t be admitted to the surgery. Next, it may cost up to twenty grands and if you won’t change your life style after the procedure you’ll end up just where you were before tucking the stomach – with extra abdominal fat.
If you have some problems breathing, then you most likely have an improper shaped nasal septum. If this is the case, then a surgery called septoplasty will solve this problem. A lot of people suffer from this health condition, but luckily they do not have to literally suffer – they can get it fixed. Even though it is an invasive procedure, it requires only a couple of days of recovery time and about two weeks of monitoring period. Basically, you can go back to work pretty soon. Some patients experience internal bleeding that needs to be taken care of professionally. Generally, there are no visible signs of surgery.
Nowadays, more and more people get asian eyelid surgery done. As the name implies, it has something to do with anatomical features among people of Asian descent. Their eyelids don’t have a crease so it affects the looks and in some cases their vision. This surgery has been receiving a lot of negative feedback, because what it does is makes Asians look less Asian. This is again the pressure of white beauty standards – globalization in its worse manifestation. Older people rarely agree to such procedure, but young men and women, especially who were born in the northern America or Europe, prefer to get it done more often.
Finally, one more popular procedure to cover is a chin implant. This an operation to augment and reshape the chin, which in return balances out facial features and in some cases softens the look or makes the features more pronounced, depending on what is needed. Usually, a patient’s bone is taken from somewhere else in the body – a fragment from the ribs most often – and then placed to enhance the jaw line. The results are usually great in terms of aesthetics, however this surgery is most often associated with infections. This surgery currently costs about four thousand dollars.
No matter what you need done, make sure that your surgeon is properly certified and has a long list of happy clients.