7 Most Common Cosmetic Surgeries
For people who want to improve certain aspects of their appearance, cosmetic surgery is a good option. With cosmetic surgery, improvements can be made on the skin, hair, facial features like enhancing eyebrows, lips, nose, scars, and shape correction of breasts and buttocks.
Apart from beauty enhancement, cosmetic surgery is also employed for medical purposes such as covering scars after an accident or surgery. With new technological developments in cosmetology, complex surgeries are now being performed in quicker, easier, and safer ways.
We list down the 7 most common cosmetic surgery procedures that are in trend right now:
Rhinoplasty is a surgery that is performed to repair or reshape the nose. For some people, rhinoplasty is done for aesthetic reasons – shortening a long nose, making a nose smaller or larger, etc., while for some people rhinoplasty can be performed for medical reasons such as breathing problems due to deviated septum and other causes.
Rhinoplasty is most often used to:
- Change the size of the nose
- Treat a nose injury
- Treat breathing problems due to the irregular shape of the nose.
- Change the shape of the bridge of the nose
- Change the tip of the nose
It’s important to follow post operative instructions given by the treating doctor to achieve a satisfactory result
- Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is a procedure that increases the size of the breasts. Breast augmentation can be done by placing silicone implants under the breast tissues or using patients own fat.
Post-surgery, most patients need to have at least one week of rest before they resume their job. They can go about their daily routines after 48 hours.Having said that additional time needs to be given to for activities with high impact such as running, swimming, sports, etc.
Facelifts are procedures that repair sagging skin on the face. In this procedure, facial tissues are lifted, and the excess skin is removed and repositioned.
There are different procedures depending on ageing of face that can be used to give the best results and reverse the signs of ageing.
After the facelift procedure, patients are advised to sleep with the head of the bed elevated slightly, and avoid lifting heavy weights for at least 1-2 weeks. It is advisable to be mentally prepared that it may take about 4 to 6 weeks for the swelling and ecchymosis to subside .
- Hair transplantation
Hair transplantation surgery, also known as hair restoration, is done to restore the hair loss and give younger look to an individual. In this procedure, hair from safe donor area on the scalp is moved to a relatively bald area.
Depending on the extent of baldness to be treated, some patients may require more than one session. Its a Daycare procedure done under local anaesthesia and sedation. After the transplant, the hair growth in the transplanted area may take upto one year to show the proper growth.
- Lip augmentation
Lip augmentation results in fuller-looking lips. Dermal fillers /Fat are injected to increase lip volume, shape, or structure. its an OPD procedure with minimal pain /discomfort.
After the procedure, minimal care is needed.
Liposuction is a procedure used for removing fat deposits in different parts of the body such as arms, abdomen, thighs, hips, back and buttocks. However, this procedure is not meant for weight loss but mainly for giving the desired shape by targeting the resistant fat. There are different methods depending on the equipment used.
Its a day care procedure but in case of mega liposuction may need to stay in hospital for upto 48hours.Usually one needs to wear a compression garment for about 4 to 6 weeks after procedure and also avoid strenuous exercise for about 6 weeks.Post procedure to maintain the effects one needs to follow healthy diet and exercise.
- Tummy Tuck
A Tummy Tuck, medically known as Abdominoplasty, is used for enhancing the shape of the abdomen. Tummy tuck removes the excess fat and sagging skin to improve the overall abdominal shape . Also restores the weakened muscles in the abdomen. Thus, Tummy tucks enhance the shape of the abdomen ,removes the sagging skin and stretch marks in the lower abdomen.
A tummy tuck is not a weight-loss procedure, and should not be mistaken to be a replacement for a weight loss routine. Although the tummy tucks are permanent, it is necessary to maintain a healthy weight for the results to last long.
Our Two Cents
If you wish to undergo any of the cosmetic surgery procedures, it is advised to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. Some of these surgeries are not safe for people with certain existing medical conditions, and any such conditions should be discussed with the cosmetic surgeon who would be able to guide the patient appropriately.
In certain cases, a surgeon may refer a patient to undergo a counseling session before surgery, if they believe there is an underlying medical condition or a psychological condition like Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).
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