If you want to adjust your appearance and boost self-esteem, plastic surgery in Houston could be an excellent choice. Many plastic and cosmetic surgery and procedures can enhance your face, body, and more.
Plastic surgery also can be used for reconstructive surgery, so many people can benefit from reconstructive procedures without having these procedures.
For those who are considering cosmetic surgeries, below are the five most most common cosmetic procedures:
Breast augmentation is a breast enlargement surgery to change the size or shape of your breasts. When the size of the chest is increased, some may refer to it as breast implant or cosmetic surgery procedures.
Breast augmentation can use fat transfer or implants to increase their size. Breast implants can restore lost volume after you were pregnant. They also can be used in after mastectomy.
Many women today don’t want their breast augmentation to make their chest look artificially large. They prefer a natural result so that the chest is proportionate to the rest of the body.
If you have sagging breasts, you may need a breast lift in addition to breast augmentation. Breast augmentations are one of the most common cosmetic surgeries today.
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, lifts your breasts by taking out extra or excess skin and excess breast tissue, and tightening the remaining tissue to support and reshape them.
Plastic surgeons may do a breast lift when the skin isn’t as elastic due to breastfeeding, pregnancy aging, weight changes, and heredity. The amount of skin that will be removed for breast reduction depends on how much sagging you have.
Note that this procedure doesn’t make breast reduction surgery change the size of the breasts. But pairing a breast lift with breast implants can enhance the upper part of your breasts.
A facelift can repair drooping, sagging, loose, or wrinkled skin on your face. This is one of the most common types of facial plastic surgery. During this cosmetic procedure, your surgeon will lift your facial tissues, remove extra skin, and redrape the skin over the improved contours. Some patients also have a neck lift with a facelift.
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Other procedures that are popular with facelifts are eyelid surgery, forehead lift surgeries, and rhinoplasty.
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is growing in popularity, with about 210,000 surgical procedures in 2017.
Eyelids surgery can be done on the upper or lower eyelids and the treatment is sought by people who have sagging skin over or bags under the eyes.
A rhinoplasty or nose job refers to any procedure that reshapes or repairs the nose. Some patients choose rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons, while others may have medical issues, complications such as a congenital disability or trouble breathing.
Plastic surgeons perform plastic surgery on the nose to:
- Increase or reduce the size of your nose
- Correct issues after an accident or injury
- Correct congenital disabilities
- Relieve breathing difficulties
- Improve the shape or size of the nostrils
- Change the shape of your nose bridge
- Alter the angle of your nose
Liposuction enhances the contours of your body by removing fat deposits from the belly, love handles, flanks, buttocks, and more. Ideal candidates are near their ideal weight and cannot lose excess fat in certain parts of the body despite diet and exercise.
Your surgeon removes the fat deposits from under the skin with a cannula and vacuum. The most prevalent version is tumescent liposuction, where the surgeon injects lidocaine and epinephrine into the fat deposit to reduce bleeding and pain. Then the fat and solution are removed with a cannula.
Another popular option is ultrasound liposuction, where soundwaves break up the fat before being removed with suction.
One advantage of liposuction is that your surgeon can perform the procedure in many areas in one day.
Also known as abdominoplasty, this surgical procedure enhances the shape of your abdomen. A tummy tuck removes extra skin and fat from the lower abdomen after pregnancy or significant weight loss.
A tummy tuck can enhance the appearance of your lower abdomen, but it can’t eliminate stretch marks.
Remember that a tummy tuck will not replace diet and exercise, and the results are permanent. With a tummy tuck and the proper diet and activity level, you can have a flat belly again, so it’s very popular for women after pregnancy.
Dermabrasion uses a special tool that sands down your top layer of skin on the face. After your cosmetic surgeon removes the top layer, it heals, and new, fresh skin replaces it. The procedure makes your face look smoother and fresher.
- Age spots
- Acne scars
- Crow’s feet
- Lesions or growth on the skin
- Sun-damaged skin
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
What is the most popular type of plastic surgery?
Breast augmentations have been performed for nearly 30 years and are currently the most common cosmetic procedure performed.
What are the two types of surgery?
Plastic surgeons have two major classes: reconstructive and cosmetic procedures.
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