Plastic, in the term ‘plastic surgery’, does not imply the literal meaning of the substance plastic that we use in our daily lives. It denotes ‘sculpting’ and deals with the correction or restoration of form and function. Plastic surgery is a special medical procedure that involves reconstructive surgery and the correction of burn marks.
Cosmetic surgery is the most popularly used form of plastic surgery. However, all plastic surgery types are not cosmetic. Cosmetic plastic surgery involves allows a plastic surgeon to apply procedures to different parts of the body in order to correct the flaws and bring an aesthetic look to the desired part. Some of these procedures are as follows.
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures
This is a procedure that a plastic surgery specialist applies to remove excess and undesirable fat deposits from the abdominal region. It helps reduce the appearance of a bulging stomach. Commonly called a tummy tuck, abdominoplasty is a very popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedure.
The surgeon assesses the fat deposits on the abdominal region, and accordingly makes incisions just above the pubic area, or the navel, in order to remove the excess fat. The surgeon might also suture the abdominal muscles to the tissue which helps tighten the abdominal walls. It takes almost three weeks to recover completely if you have an abdominoplasty.
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that is performed to increase the size of the breasts. It is much sought after by women who have underdeveloped breasts. It’s also used to achieve breast symmetry. Women whose breast size has reduced after pregnancy or due to some medical reason, also benefit from this procedure.
An incision is made at different locations, such as around the aerola, under the woman’s armpit or the underside of the breasts. An implant of the desired size and material is inserted into each breast through an incision. This helps increase the size and position of the breasts. Patients recover completely within six weeks of the surgery.
This is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure applied on the buttocks. It is useful for people who have a small buttock due to being underweight, or who want to have a larger buttock. Implants are used to enhance the size and shape of the buttock. The implant is generally inserted through an incision made between the buttocks.
Also, natural fat taken from other body parts can be purified and injected into the buttocks at different depths in order to make them look larger and shapely. A patient generally recovers completely within six weeks of this cosmetic plastic surgery procedure.
This is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that is done on the face. It is especially sought after by aging men and women. A facelift helps correct the changes in skin condition that come about with aging. It is very helpful in reducing sagging skin on the face. Incisions are made depending on the type of procedure that is chosen.
One can have full face lifts or limited area ones. In case of limited facelifts, smaller incisions are made from the temple to where the ear ends, in lower eyelids, or below the lower lip. The aim is to tighten the skin, extra fat, facial muscles and tissue. The incision is then sutured after this procedure. It takes almost three weeks to completely recover from this cosmetic plastic surgery procedure.