If you have ever thought about getting some plastic surgery done, you need to do a lot of research to be certain you are fully educated before you go under the knife. While there many excellent cosmetic surgery clinics around the country, you should learn the types of surgeries possible and the questions you need to ask.
There are many cosmetic surgery procedures available, but here are some of the most popular:
• Body Lift
A body lift involves removal of excess fat and skin that are sagging, due in part to age, weight loss or other conditions that create poor tissue elasticity. The skin tissue is shaped and toned to improve the overall appearance of the body.
• Breast Augmentation
Also called augmentation mammoplasty, this process inserts a saline or gel insert into the breasts to create a larger volume in the breast. Many women lose breast volume after pregnancy or weight loss and some women simply wish to enhance their natural breast size.
• Brow Lift
A brow lift, or forehead lift, repositions the brow on the forehead by reducing creases on the bridge of the nose or on the forehead.
• Face Lift
Called rhytidectomy, a facelift improves problems such as loss of muscle tone in the lower face, sagging skin in the midface, displaced fat, fatty deposits under the chin or creases along the nose or under the lower eyelids. Sometimes facelifts are done in combination with a brow lift or eyelid surgery.
• Eyelid Surgery
Blepharosplasty can improve bags under the eye, remove excess fat in the upper eyelids, drooping of the lower eyelids or sagging skin on the upper eyelid. This is often done in conjunction with a facelift.
Liposuction removes excess fatty deposits, typically in the thighs, waist, arms, legs, back or chest. Liposuction may combine together with other cosmetic surgery procedures such as a breast augmentation or a tummy tuck.
• Tummy Tuck
Abdonioplasty, or a tummy tuck, cuts away extra skin or fat to reconnect muscles that are weak or separated. This smoothes the skin on the stomach and makes it look firmed. Often desired after significant weight loss, aging or pregnancy, a tummy tuck often works in conjunction with other processes.
• Nose Surgery
Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery or reshaping, may improve breathing through the nose or to alter nose size, profile, width, tip asymmetry or nostril size.
If you have thought about getting some cosmetic surgery done, call several cosmetic surgery clinics and ask several questions, including whether or not the surgeons are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In addition, the surgeon should have at least two to five years of plastic surgery experience or more, is board certified and works with an accredited medical facility.
Request before and after pictures for your desired surgery process and ask about any potential risks, complications and what you can expect for the recovery process. Always choose a cosmetic surgery clinic with which you feel comfortable. After all, this is your body. Do not take it lightly.