What is Cosmetic Surgery?
Cosmetic Surgery is a voluntary or elective surgery that is performed on normal parts of the body with the only purpose of improving a person’s appearance and/or removing signs of aging.
Types of Cosmetic Surgery
Liposuction, also called lipoplasty, liposculpture suction, lipectomy, or lipo is a type of cosmetic surgery that breaks up and “sucks” fat from the body.
It is often used on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, upper and backs of the arms, calves, and back.
• Tummy Tuck
If you’ve got too much flab or excess skin in your abdomen that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise, you may be considering a “tummy tuck,” which doctors call “abdominoplasty.”
This surgery flattens the abdomen by removing extra fat and skin and tightening muscles in your abdominal wall.
It’s not the same as liposuction, although you may choose to get liposuction along with a tummy tuck.
• Breast Surgery
Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, or is a surgical procedure that aims to increase the size, shape, or fullness of the breast.
The surgeon places silicone, saline, or alternative composite breast implants under the chest muscles or breast tissue.
Implants last from 7 to 12 years on average.
Breast augmentation is done to:
• Enlarge breasts that are naturally small.
• Restore breast size and shape after pregnancy, weight loss or breastfeeding.
• Restore symmetry when the breasts are asymmetrical.
• Restore the breast or breasts after surgery.
Rhinoplasty (RIE-no-plas-tee) is a surgery that changes the shape of the nose.
The rhinoplasty is done to change the appearance of the nose, improve breathing or both.
The upper portion of the structure of the nose is bone, and the lower portion is cartilage.
Rhinoplasty can change bone, cartilage, skin or all three.
Rhinoplasty can change the size, shape or proportions of your nose. It may be done to repair deformities from an injury, correct a birth defect or improve some breathing difficulties.
• Dimple Creation
A dimpleplasty is a type of plastic surgery used to create dimples on the cheeks. Dimples are the indentations that occur when some people smile. They’re most often located on the bottoms of the cheeks. Some people may also have chin dimples.
Not everyone is born with this facial trait. In some people, dimples are naturally occurring from indentations in the dermis caused by the deeper facial muscles. Others may be caused by an injury.
Regardless of their causes, dimples are regarded by some cultures as a sign of beauty, good luck, and even fortune. Due to such perceived benefits, the number of dimple surgeries has increased significantly in recent years.