There has been an increasing attraction to plastic surgery over the past few years. This is largely due to society's increasing acceptance of cosmetic procedures as well as the expanding affordability of the surgical treatments. If you're considering undergoing a procedure for a better body, it's first important to be aware of your options. For now, here's a look at the top 10 procedures you can take advantage of that will help you look your best.
A facelift is highly preferred by those who wish to rid their face of wrinkles and restore a youthful appearance. This procedure is known to reduce the appearance of wrinkles as well as remove any sagging skin on the facial area. Careful incisions are made during the procedure behind the patient's hairline as well as around the front part of the patient's ears. Sutures are placed along these incision marks and must be removed approximately 10 days after the procedure is completed. It is completely normal for patients to look worse during the recovery phase, but once all bruising and swelling has subsided, the results can be quite phenomenal. The exact results to expect from a facelift procedure vary greatly from one patient to the next.
Another common cosmetic procedure that people turn to is rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty, most commonly referred to as a nose job, can alter the entire appearance of your face. During the procedure, careful reshaping of the nose is performed. Within your nostrils, little cuts are made to begin the reshaping process. As the inner cartilage and bone are reshaped, this allows the surgeon to reconstruct the nose in a way that it complements your face. Most nose jobs are performed in an outpatient setting and have a short recovery period. You may be required to wear a nasal splint during the first week of recovery, and you can expect to there to be quite a bit of bruising and swelling.
One of the most popular ways to make your body look better through cosmetic surgery is to take advantage of a breast augmentation. You can have implants inserted into your breasts to make them larger, or if you prefer, you can have a breast reduction performed. You can also have reconstruction performed to enhance the symmetry and shape of your breasts. If you opt to have implants, you should know that there are three main different types: silicone, saline, and gummy bear. Gummy bear implants are much like silicone implants except the gel inside them is more cohesive. Also, gummy bear implants come in teardrop-shape, meaning they produce a more natural look than most silicone and saline implants. Breast augmentation procedures are generally performed on an outpatient basis and the recovery time is usually several weeks. You can expect a lot of bruising and swelling if you get breast implants. It's also important to keep in mind that when you get breast implants, they won't look as if they are going to look down the road. In fact, most implants take anywhere from three to six months to “drop and fluff.”
The medical term for a tummy tuck is abdominoplasty. This type of procedure is highly preferred by those who want to make their waist appear slimmer and get rid of flabby skin and extra weight. Do keep in mind, though, that you can't use a tummy tuck as a way to get rid of a lot of extra weight, meaning it's not a solution for weight loss. The procedure itself is usually quite extensive and the recovery time can take anywhere from four to eight weeks or longer. You won't be able to drive after having a tummy tuck performed nor will you be able to lift objects over five pounds for a period of time. After you have recovered, though, you can expect your stomach to appear flatter and smoother, which is key to helping you achieve the body you want.
Much like a tummy tuck, lipo is not meant to serve as a solution for weight loss. It is merely meant to remove the excess skin and weight that exists after you have lost all the weight you want to lose. There are two different types of lipo procedures you can choose from: tumescent and Ultrasonic-Assisted. Both types of have their own pros and cons and it's important to speak with your surgeon during a consultation to decide which procedure is best for you. Recovery time for lipo surgery is much the same as the recovery time endured when getting a tummy tuck. And just the same as not being able to pick up anything over five pounds during a tummy tuck recovery, the same applies to a lipo recovery.
Cosmetic surgery is great for helping you achieve a better body, but it can never replace the results you'll see with exercise and dieting. Adding a regular exercise routine and healthy diet to your daily agenda is key to maintaining the body that cosmetic surgery helps you achieve.
Once you're ready to take the next step and book your consultation, there's no turning back. The results you've dreamed of are within your grasp. Stop delaying, and schedule a Philadelphia plastic surgeon consultation appointment with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stark today.
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