The 5 Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures

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Plastic surgery is no longer reserved for the rich and famous. Anyone who is committed to improving his or her looks can benefit from cosmetic surgery. The great thing about cosmetic surgery is that it can be customized to suit your personality. In today’s post, we are listing down five of the most requested cosmetic procedures in the world:

1. Liposuction

Liposuction is the most common and most highly requested cosmetic surgery. It’s extremely in demand in developed countries where men and women are more conscious about their weight.

This procedure involves removing fat deposits in targeted areas of the body. It’s not meant to trigger rapid weight loss nor will it keep the treated area slim for long. You will still gain back the fat you lost if you don’t continue watching what you eat and getting regular exercise. Liposuction won’t make cellulite disappear nor will it change the structure of your skin.

2. Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty

A tummy tuck is a procedure wherein the loose or saggy skin around the midsection is reduced. Usually, those who require abdominoplasty are women who developed saggy skin post-pregnancy or obese individuals who lost a lot of weight. Abdominoplasty will improve the shape of the abdomen while tightening and toning the skin for a smooth, shapely appearance.

3. Facelift

As we age, fine lines and wrinkles start developing on the forehead and around the mouth and eyes. Skin becomes saggy around the jaw, causing unsightly jowls. All these are attributed to the effects of gravity and skin breakdown. And no skin care product can eliminate all these changes in the skin. However, a facelift can erase years off your face!

This procedure can smooth out deep and fine lines and add definition to the jowls. The result is a fresher, youthful looking face. However, a facelift cannot eliminate loose skin folds on the neck. This means although your line-free face will betray your real age, your neck will reveal your real age.

4. Breast Enhancement

Breast augmentation or breast enhancement is best for women (and men!) who wants to achieve fuller, shapelier breasts. Implants made with silicon or saline solution are surgically inserted into the muscle under the breast or within the breast itself. Newer breast enhancement procedure uses the patient’s own fat tissues to boost the breast size. However, this is a delicate procedure since fat cells do not survive for long when taken out of a certain body part.

Contrary to popular belief, breast enhancement surgery is not a one-time thing. You’ll have to go under the knife every 10 years to adjust and change the implants.

5. Rhinoplasty or Nose Reshaping Procedure

Better known as a nose job, rhinoplasty is a simple procedure that can change the shape of the nose. This procedure can either increase or decrease the size of a patient’s nose or correct abnormal nose shape. A nose job can slim down a broad nose, minimize nose humps or define the bridge of the nose. Because our facial features work in harmony (despite the flaws), a nose job has to be customized to retain the harmony of your facial features. Otherwise, the procedure will look harsh and obvious.

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