The number of people getting cosmetic surgeries increased over the past few years. Most patients who undergo cosmetic surgery do so to feel like the best of themselves. The change in their physical appearance boosts their confidence. We are all under constant scrutiny, especially by ourselves.
What is cosmetic surgery?
Cosmetic surgery focuses on enhancing appearance. There are different goals of the procedures, techniques, and principles. This includes one’s improvement of the aesthetic appeal, symmetry, and proportion. All areas of the head, neck, and body can undergo aesthetic surgery. Cosmetic surgeries are usually performed by doctors such as plastic surgeons.
What are the types of cosmetic surgeries?
Cosmetic surgeries are now done not by women alone but also by men. Men contribute a lot in making cosmetic surgery a trend. Here are some of the most common cosmetic surgeries.
- Skin rejuvenation
Skin rejuvenation makes the skin look smoother, younger and healthier. Laser resurfacing reduces facial wrinkles and skin irregularities. Botox removes wrinkles by paralyzing the muscles. A filler treatment minimizes the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles.
- Breast enhancement
This refers to breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction. Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure. It increases the size, fullness, and shape of the breast. Breast lift, or mastopexy, focuses on the position of the breast. A breast lift is usually performed with breast augmentation. Breast reduction is also known as reduction mammaplasty. It removes excess fat, tissue, and skin from the breasts.
- Facial contouring
This includes nose job or rhinoplasty, chin, or cheek enhancement. Rhinoplasty changes the shape of the nose. A cosmetic surgeon can add strength to a weak or recessed chin. Chin enhancement or genioplasty improves the contours of the chin, neck, and jawline.
Cheek enhancement intends to emphasize the cheeks.
- Facial rejuvenation
Facial rejuvenation procedures vary in invasiveness and depth of treatment. A facelift or rhytidectomy reshapes the lower half of the face. This is usually done by removing excess facial skin. An eyelid lift or blepharoplasty reduces bagginess. The procedure involves the removal of excess skin, muscle and fat above and below the eyelids. A neck lift or platysmaplasty removes excess skin and fat from the neck. A brow lift or a forehead lift reduces wrinkle lines and improves frown lines. It also raises sagging eyebrows and places the eyebrows in a position to restore youth.
- Body contouring
Body contouring is a procedure that changes the shape of body parts by removal of the fat and/or skin. Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin in the stomach area. It restores muscles that weakened and creates a smoother, firmer abdominal profile. Liposuction or lipoplasty breaks up and sucks fat from specific areas of the body. Gynecomastia is a condition in boys and men where the breasts become enlarged. Gynecomastia surgery removes breast fat but not the breast gland tissue itself.
Before you decide to get cosmetic surgery, make sure that it is for you. Cosmetic surgery can have a negative impact if done on impulse. Having a procedure to impress someone is never okay. But if it is to make you feel better about yourself then that is fine. Cosmetic surgery is accessible to almost everyone now. But we should remember that natural beauty is the best beauty.