Some of the Most Common Types of Cosmetic Surgery

Some of the Most Common Types of Cosmetic Surgery

Brow Lift

Often referred to as browplasty or forehead lift, it aims to lift drooping eyebrows and/or get rid of forehead wrinkles or worry lines that are usually associated with aging. This procedure is done together with other cosmetic procedures that intend to achieve a more pleasant facial appearance.

Chin Augmentation

This procedure aims to make a patient’s chin more prominent and facial features look more balanced. A surgeon places an implant. Usually, a patient who has gone through a nose job (rhinoplasty) also goes through chin augmentation at the same time. At times, the surgeon manages to work on the jaw bone without the use of a prosthetic implant. Nevertheless, chin augmentation that uses implants is more popular among patients that have teeth and jaws that function normally.

Cheek Augmentation

This operation aims to provide the patient with more prominent cheekbones. Some surgeons do this by placing an implant above the cheekbones. According to most patients, weak cheeks let their face look skinny and aged. As we grow older, our cheeks tend to lose their fullness.

Cheek Lift

Also called a midface lift, this operation lifts the middle part of the face (the cheek) to improve the fullness and contour of the cheek and under-eye area.

Hair Transplant

Most males – especially Caucasian men, but some women as well – experience hair loss. This condition happens because of genetic reasons. Transplanted hair replaces large grafts of hair. To get desired results, patients may need to undergo several sessions of micro-hair transplantation. After six weeks, transplanted hair will fall out then will be replaced about three months after when new hair comes out.

Collagen Injections

Collagen is commonly used in plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures for burn patients, as well as bone reconstruction. It is also used in treating patients that suffer from urinary incontinence. Collagen injections, though, could come with some drawbacks, one of which is prolonged redness in some patients. Prior to surgery, doctors can perform a patch test to know if a patient is at risk. Majority of collagen are derived from young beef cattle, since they do not come with BSE or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease). Collagen may also be taken from pig tissue.

Such treatments are dermal fillers that cosmetic medicine uses to reduce lines, scars and wrinkles plus augment soft tissue contours. Collagen treatments are temporary since the body degrades them. They have to be repeated later on.

Fat Injections

Also known as fat grafting, these have several applications in cosmetic surgery. This is done by collecting fat from one part of the patient’s body then injected into parts that need volume improvement. In general, these produce safe and lasting results. Patients are more satisfied with fat injections since these target two issues.

Fat is removed from a body part that requires fat reduction then added to another body part that needs more volume. Fat is removed, washed, purified then re-injected with the use of special needles. For the most favorable results, the patient has to go through the same procedure for many times.

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