Plastic surgery is a type of elective procedure that is performed with the intent of changing or improving the aesthetics of a patient. With today's emphasis on health and staying younger, plastic surgery provides people with a modality through which to counter the effects of aging. More and more people are electing to undergo plastic surgery procedures because of the improved/less-invasive surgical techniques that allow for quicker recovery times and optimal results.
Plastic surgery procedures have become increasingly popular in recent years. In 2003, more than 8.7 million cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures were performed, a 33% increase from 2002. In 2004, there were approximately 11.9 million cosmetic and plastic surgeries performed.
Types of Plastic Surgery
Two of the most common types of cosmetic plastic surgery include suction-assisted lipectomy (liposuction) and rhinoplasty (nose surgery). The most common breast enhancement surgery procedures include breast augmentation with breast implants Plastic Surgery, breast reduction Plastic Surgery, breast enlargement Plastic Surgery and breast lift. Some of the other commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures include rhytidectomy (facelift or face lift), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery Plastic Surgery, gastric bypass surgery).
Additional plastic surgery types include:
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
- Buttock augmentation (butt implants)
- Chemical peel
- Otoplasty (ear surgery)
- Chin augmentation
- Cheek augmentation
Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery
The Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery is a website that is geared towards providing consumers with detailed information relating to plastic surgery cost and other factors to consider prior to consulting a plastic surgeon. The Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery includes information about who makes the best candidates for each procedure, the recovery time after surgery and realistic patient expectations.
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