Types of Plastic Surgery

Posted on: November 16, 2018

For people who want to adjust the look and reach a beauty goal, cosmetic plastic surgery might be a great choice. Cosmetic surgery can tighten and correct the appearance of skin, alter facial features and much more.

Different plastic surgery procedures

There are many procedures available that are both surgical and non-surgical. Here is an overview of five popular types of cosmetic plastic surgery.

1. Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation relates to methods which improve the shape, size or other aspects of the breasts. When the size of the breast is enhanced, a professional might call the procedure a breast implant surgery. Breast augmentation is not the same as a breast lift or breast reduction, which typically use different techniques.

2. Facelift

Facelifts repair loose, sagging, drooping or wrinkled skin. Throughout this procedure, a plastic surgeon elevates facial tissues, eliminates excess skin and repositions skin over new contours. Some patients add a neck lift to their facelift procedure.

3. Lip augmentation

Lip augmentation can be either a surgical or non-surgical cosmetic treatment that gives you fuller-looking lips. The most common option is the non-surgical option where injectable dermal fillers help increase lip shape, lip or structure. The effects tend to last for six months before you need a second procedure to restore volume and shape. A lip implant is another surgical option to achieve fuller-looking lips for a longer amount of time. 

4. Liposuction

Liposuction is a cosmetic service that improves the shape of the body by eliminating fat deposits. This procedure is not a weight loss method.

Localized fat deposits are eliminated beneath the skin by using a vacuum-suction cannula, a pen-shaped tool. Ultrasound technology can help break down fat deposits before removal with suction.

You can receive liposuction on the thighs, arms, stomach, face, hips, back and buttocks. Liposuction can also remove fat tumors, known as lipomas, as well as decrease the size of breasts in men.

5. Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty, more frequently known as a tummy tuck, is used to recover the shape of the abdomen. Tummy tucks remove excess skin and fat and restore weak or detached muscles in the stomach. Tummy tucks can mend the appearance of sagging or loose skin but cannot remove stretch marks.

A tummy tuck is not a replacement for exercise or eating for weight loss. The results of a tummy tuck are permanent, but maintaining a proper weight is essential to keep the results.

The bottom line

No matter what part of your body you are looking to adjust, there is likely a plastic surgery procedure available. The best way to find out which procedure is right for you is by having a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. It is important to keep in mind that since cosmetic plastic surgery is considered elective, it is usually not covered by health insurance.

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