Learn About the Hottest Cosmetic Surgeries on the Market Right Now
Almost 18 million plastic surgeries are performed every year. This rise in popularity could be due to increased accessibility, greater global acceptance, increased desires for self-improvement, and advancements in the field. Plastic surgery is certainly on the rise, and we do not see it slowing down any time soon. See below the top 10 most common plastic surgery procedures:
Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic procedure, according to statistical data presented by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. It is a procedure that permanently removes fat cells from the body. A typical liposuction procedure allows the patient to lose between two to five pounds. These results might sound small, but they can make a big difference. That is because liposuction primarily works to address stubborn pockets of fat that patients have had a hard time getting rid of through diet and exercise. Once these results are finally achieved, the feeling of relief a patient experiences can be life changing.
Breast augmentations have always been popular, and they do not seem to be going away any time soon. Many women find that their self-confidence improves greatly after enhancing the appearance of their breasts. Women have reported experiencing a feeling of "renewed self-confidence" after the procedure. This procedure is particularly popular in the western parts of the U.S. This makes sense if you think about the weather and cultural differences on this side of the coast. Many women like to spend time relaxing on the beach in swimsuits, and breast augmentations allow them to feel more confident while they do so.
Rhinoplasties, or nose jobs, began to gain popularity in the U.S. in the late 19th century, but as humans, we have been fascinated with the size and shape of other people's noses for centuries. Interestingly enough, historians have determined that people tend to make assumptions about other people's character based on what their noses look like. For these reasons, it's no surprise that the popularity of rhinoplasties has skyrocketed over time, making it one of the most popular plastic surgeries to date. At West Coast Plastic Surgery Center, we offer non-surgical nose jobs, which can correct bumps, lumps, and curves in the nose.
Eyelid surgeries are performed both for aesthetic purposes and for medical purposes. An eyelid surgery might be medically necessary to cover prosthesis difficulties in an anophthalmia socket, to repair defects caused by trauma or tumor-ablative surgery, or to correct an inward out outward turned eyelid. Generally, eyelid surgery can help patients achieve a full field of vision. For cosmetic purposes, the primary reason a patient would seek out an eyelid surgery would be to make them look younger. Eyelid surgery can also make your eyes look bigger by removing tissue in the corners of the eyes and excess skin.
An abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a procedure in which we remove excess fat, skin, and restore separated muscles. Connective tissue in the abdomen is usually tightened as well. Abdominoplasties are especially popular after pregnancy and weight loss. Patients flock to tummy tucks thanks to their ability to yield immediate results. While they might not see results the same day of the surgery, as soon as recovery is complete, which typically takes about six weeks, a slimmer midsection will reveal itself. Patients also love tummy tucks for their ability to create toned abs and to help them with their posture.
While some women wish that their breasts were larger, and they might opt for a breast augmentation for this reason, other women have the opposite desire. As a general trend, patients are starting to realize that plastic surgery can have health benefits as well as cosmetic benefits, and the rise of breast reductions shows that. Breast reduction surgery can help women who have large breasts and want to resolve any issues like chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain. Breast reduction procedures can help women downsize to the cup size they prefer and can help them feel more comfortable in their own skin.
A facelift is a surgical procedure designed to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck. Our faces are the first feature we present to the world, so it makes sense that this procedure would be so popular. These procedures began over a century ago, but have only grown in popularity since their inception. Facelifts give patients the opportunity to experience a youthful rejuvenation in their face. What is even better for patients is that the results are long-lasting. Most patients do not choose to have follow-up appointments for 8 to 12 years.
A breast lift is different than a breast augmentation because rather than contributing to the size or fullness, a breast lift simply lifts the tissue. This procedure works by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to create the desirable appearance of "perkiness." Lifts are also great for reducing the size of the areolas if they have grown over time. Breast lifts tend to last for a minimum of 10 to 15 years, but many patients are able to enjoy their results for much longer. Women also find that breast lifts improve their confidence levels and allow them to enjoy more clothing options.
- Forehead lift
A facelift is used to address a wide variety of facial issues from the neck through the cheeks, but unlike a forehead lift, a facelift does not include the forehead. Patients love forehead lifts for their ability to bring a younger, refreshed appearance to the skin. Forehead lifts are a great way to resolve issues such as drooping eyebrows, hooded eyes, and furrowed foreheads. Benefits of forehead lifts include smoothing forehead wrinkles, elevating and repositioning the brow line along the natural brow ridge, restoring a youthful arch to the eyebrows, and reducing the appearance of sagging upper eyelids.
- Gynecomastia treatment
Gynecomastia is an increase or overdevelopment in the amount of breast gland tissue in boys or men. In individuals with this condition, the male breast area becomes larger and grows unevenly. It is usually caused by changes in estrogen and testosterone levels. This can be due to steroid use or habitual marijuana use. A gynecomastia treatment is used to reduce the amount of breast tissue present in the body. Gynecomastia surgery can help men achieve a more masculine figure, improve self-esteem levels, make physical activity easier, and ease back pain.
To learn more about the benefits of various plastic surgeries and how West Coast Plastic Surgery can help you, call us at (805) 978-8545 or contact us online.