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Top 7 Most Common Plastic Surgery Procedures

Technology in the medical field brings about new and exciting elements in plastic surgery every year.  The recovery period and invasiveness of many procedures have been dramatically lowered as plastic surgery procedures have been refined.  

You may be considering getting some work done on your temple.  It’s good to have a little knowledge about a procedure before you start making appointments.  Take a quick look at a few of the most common/popular plastic surgery procedures, and get “in-the-know” regarding your options.  

Breast augmentation

Every year in the United States, surgeons perform over 300,000 breast augmentation surgeries.  Some patients elect to enlarge their breasts.  Some patients require breast implants to replace what has been lost due to an illness.  

Whatever the reason, there are many options involved in breast augmentation.  Make sure you understand the different materials and methods from which you have to choose.  Understand that the recovery period for this particular surgery is still rather lengthy.  


Abdominoplasty is more commonly known as a tummy tuck.  The main purpose of the augmentation is to remove excess skin from the abdomen for a more pleasing aesthetic.  

Thoroughly vet your surgeon before choosing a tummy tuck to avoid nasty repercussions.  A botched abdominoplasty can leave protruding skin from the ends of your incision called “dog ears”.  You would then need another surgery to repair the mistake.  


When you’re considering liposuction surgery, you should first know that there are two types of liposuction.  One procedure is tumescent liposuction. Tumescent liposuction is the most popular choice among patients.  

A salenic solution is injected and sucked out along with the fat in the affected area.  The other option is Ultrasonic-Assisted Liposuction (or UAL). This method uses ultrasonic energy to melt fat that is then removed from the body.  


A rhinoplasty is a procedure that is centered around reshaping the patient’s nose.  The goal is to make the nose more balanced with the rest of the face. People choose rhinoplasty for more than cosmetic reasons. Some patients can improve their breathing abilities through rhinoplasty surgery.  

Breast lift 

A lifting of sagging or poorly shaped breasts is another one of the most popular surgeries in the United States.  Sometimes a patient who loses a lot of weight can experience sagging breasts. Most of the time, the recovery process only lasts around two weeks.  

Forehead lift 

A forehead lift is similar to the more well-known facelift.  However, the incision is different, and the focus area is clearly different.  Typically, this surgery only requires ten days of recovery.  


Blepharoplasty is surgery performed on the patient’s eyelids.  Sometimes blepharoplasty is performed to improve a patient’s vision.  Sagging eyelids can obstruct a patient’s vision and add several years to a person’s look.