5 Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that in 2005, more that 1.8 million plastic surgery procedures were performed, and that number has surely grown since then. The most common types of plastic surgeries are:
Liposuction is the surgical technique used to improve the body’s contour by eliminating excess fat from deposits under the skin. Often, this procedure is performed on the abdomen, upper arms, thighs, buttocks, and hips and most patients are women. The recovery for this type of plastic surgery can go from around four weeks to six months. Generally, this procedure will run you about $2,300.
This procedure, more commonly known as a nose job, is the reshaping or reconstructing of the nose. It can involve making the nose larger or smaller, narrowing the nostrils, or altering the angle of the nose. Usually, the recovery time for a rhinoplasty surgery around one to three weeks. However, doctors will advise patients to avoid injuring or sunburning their noses for up to 8 weeks.
Breast augmentation is the plastic surgery procedure in which a woman’s breasts are enlarged using saline or silicone filled implants. This procedure may be conducted to enlarge both breasts, replace an absent breast, or to make both breasts of equal size. This is the most popular plastic surgery procedure among young women and typically costs around $3,400.
Also called blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery is the cosmetic procedure that gives a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance to the eye area. Eyelid surgery involves removing excess fat, muscles and skin around the eyes which makes you look more rested and alert. In most cases, patients only need 10 days to recover, however they may need to wait up to two weeks before wearing contacts or corrective lenses again. This procedure normally costs around $2,500.
This surgery involves the removal or excess fat and skin from the abdominal area. Tummy tuck procedures are much more common with women than with men, with about 96% of these procedures being performed on women. Most likely, this is due to women who have excess skin after being pregnant or losing a significant amount of weight getting this procedure done. The recovery period is typically around 2 to 6 weeks and the cost is around $4,400.