What Are The Most Common Aesthetic Surgical Procedures?
As the possibilities of aesthetic or cosmetic surgical procedures have become more advanced, the popularity of such procedures has increased. In fact, the amount of plastic surgeries has nearly doubled over the last 10 years.
Aesthetic procedures have become more accessible as well, making them easier than ever to obtain and to recover from. But what are the most common aesthetic surgical procedures performed?
1. Breast Augmentation
Breast implants have been around for decades, but their popularity has increased. There are two types of breast implants used: saline and silicone. Silicone is the more popular choice, because the results feel more natural than with saline breast implants. The purpose of this procedure is to increase the size of your breasts or to replace a breast that might have been removed.
2. Breast Lift
Breast lifts are not used to increase the size of breasts, but it repositions them, making them perkier. This is often desired after weight loss, pregnancy, or when a woman is done breastfeeding. This procedure is often done in conjunction with breast augmentation, giving you a completely new appearance.
3. Gynecomastia Surgery
Male breast reduction surgery has also increased in popularity. This is commonly chosen when men have either lost a lot of weight and still have fatty deposits within the breast, or when there is an excess of breast tissue. This surgery removes the excess fat or tissue to leave you with a more masculine appearance.
4. Breast Reduction
Women also need breast reductions from time to time, but the results usually go beyond the aesthetic. While having a smaller chest size will help make clothes fit easier, it also can have other wonderful benefits, like reducing in back and shoulder pain. It can also improve posture.
This is a surgery that can remove excess skin from the eyelids or reshape them. Skin falls as people age, obstructing your vision. On the lower lid, this procedure can reduce puffiness or wrinkles to leave you with a more youthful appearance.
6. Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure where excess skin is removed from the abdominal area and the remaining skin is pulled tighter. This is popular with women who have gone through childbirth who wish to have their stomach return to its previously flat form. This is a good procedure for those who have a healthy lifestyle and who do not have excess fat deposits in the stomach. It is really just for removing excess skin.
A rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is when a nose is adjusted, reduced, increased, or even straightened, to help it be more balanced with the rest of your face. This surgical procedure is also done to improve breathing, so it can have benefits beyond the aesthetic.
While Botox and Restylane can help with some wrinkles, both are temporary solutions and cannot help with sagging skin. A facelift will tighten the skin in the face and the neck, leaving you with a younger appearance, smoothing out lines and minimizing any sagging.
9. Forehead Lift
Similar to a facelift, a forehead lift pulls excess skin, tightening up the skin around your forehead, and removing wrinkles. The eyebrows are often elevated as a result of this procedure, which also leaves you with a more youthful appearance. This works well for those with furrows between the eyebrows who just want a smooth brow line
This is another procedure that has been around for a while. There are two common types of liposuction: tumescent and ultrasonic. Tumescent uses a saline solution injected into the area with the excess fat, constricting the blood vessels and then sucked back out along with the fat. Ultrasonic liposuction uses ultrasonic energy to melt the fat in order to successfully suck it out. Tumescent is more common and is a safer procedure.
There are also many non-surgical procedures that are available to help with aesthetic concerns, though often the results are temporary rather than permanent. If you would like to learn more about these procedures, set up a consultation with Dr. Pirani and find out what he can do for you.