Review of Common Cosmetic
By Angie Tidwell
In recent years, Cosmetic
surgery has become a very popular self-enhancement tool for both
women and men. In the past, cosmetic surgery was viewed as an
elective surgery that only the very rich could afford, however
it has become a more widely used method of enhancing ones image
in the last decade or so. By the sheer number of procedures that
are performed annually it would lead us to believe that cosmetic
surgery has become a very acceptable solution to solving
“problem areas” for many people, and it has.
Some of the most commonly
performed plastic surgery techniques are listed here, along with
links to more information on cosmetic surgery in general.
Abdominoplasty ,or "tummy
tuck" is a procedure that consists of reshaping and firming of
the abdomen .
Blepharoplasty ,or "eyelid
surgery", is the Reshaping of the eyelids or the application of
permanent eyeliner, including a procedure called Asian
blepharoplasty, where the skin around the eyes is reshaped. It
is sometimes done to remove the epicanthal fold and to create a
crease in the eyelid.
Augmentation Mammaplasty or
"breast enlargement". Surgery for enlargement of the breasts.
Mastopexy ,also called a
"breast lift", A procedure in which sagging breasts are raised.
Rhinoplasty, Also known as a
"nose job". Surgery for reshaping of the nose.
referred to as a face lift, offers the removal of wrinkles and
the signs of aging from the face.
Otoplasty also known as
aesthetic ear surgery, is the procedure that reshapes and molds
the protrusion of the ears.
Lipectomy, Commonly referred
to as liposuction. Abdominal liposuction enables the
recontouring of the body by the permanent removal of fatty
Enhancement of the chin using an implant.
Enhancement of the contours of the cheeks.
It should be always be noted
that any elective procedure such as cosmetic surgery does
involve risks, just like any operation, and should therefore
should be treated accordingly. This can be done by gathering as
much information on the procedure as you possibly can. In
addition to gathering information on the procedure, it is also
very important to check a physician's credentials, looking for
those physicians trained in cosmetic techniques, such as Board
Certified Plastic Surgeons, Otolaryngologists , and
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Surgery and Medspa information can be found here
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