Having cosmetic surgery is usually considered ‘optional’ but in some cases it is a necessity. For instance, if your nose has been badly broken due to an injury, cosmetic surgery will restore its shape back to what it once was, or near to it.
But what are the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures done today?
Here are the top 3.
- Breast surgery. This is most often breast augmentation, or increasing the size of the breasts. This will be accomplished by using inserts to make the breasts appear larger. However, it can also be breast reduction for those women to whom nature has been over-generous. Heavy or large breasts can cause tiredness, neck and shoulder aches and a general feeling of not being well. That’s not all; in some cases the breasts are the right size, but not the right shape. Cosmetic surgery can lift or tuck sagging breasts to make you more attractive, especially on the beach.
- Facial problems can be treated with cosmetic surgery. The face and neck lift is another popular cosmetic surgery and is most often done amongst the older generation as their skin sags and wrinkles. A face lift will smooth out the skin and remove wrinkles permanently, unlike Botox or dermal fillers. Or you may need an eyelid lift if those eyelids are hanging down over your eyes too far. This can cause a great deal of eye strain and even headaches. Some people have nose reconstructions if they are self-conscious of a nose that is too long or wide.
- The tummy is a well-known problem area when it grows too large, sags or droops. A tummy tuck can take care of sagging skin or loose muscles that won’t respond to any other treatment. Liposuction is a way to sculpt the abdomen into a nicer, firmer shape. While it does get rid of extra fat, it is not done as a weight loss procedure. Obese people would need a different type of treatment such as stomach banding, if their weight does not respond to diet and exercise.
Cosmetic surgery can be minor or major, depending on what you have done. Remember that all surgery for which anaesthetic is used can have some element of risk, so it is wise to have it done in a top quality hospital or clinic where fully qualified and experienced doctors and nurses are available to oversee your operation and recovery. That way, if you have any bad reaction to the procedure it can be taken care of quickly and efficiently.