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5 Most Common Elective Procedures

The cosmetic surgery field is vast. Several procedures can be performed on an elective basis to improve the look of the body. Here are five of the most common types of elective procedures that people have done.

Liposuction

Excess fat is a common area that is treated by liposuction. This procedure can be performed on various areas of the body including the hips, back, stomach, thighs, and arms. This procedure works by literally sucking the fat cells out of a specific area of the body. This reduces the overall fat appearance in that area of the body. Liposuction is intended for individuals who have specific areas of fat they can’t reduce with diet and exercise. It’s not intended for individuals who are not close to their ideal body weight.

Facelift

A facelift is an elective type of surgery that works to enhance the youthful appearance of the face. This procedure works to reduce folds and sagging in the facial skin around the cheeks and the jawline. During this procedure, a flap of skin is pulled back on each side of the face. Surgical corrections are made to the tissue below the skin and the flap is sewed shut. This type of procedure is usually performed on adults who are over the age of 40.

Breast Augmentation

This is a type of cosmetic procedure that is more popular among women than men. It’s intended to enhance the appearance of the breasts. This could be enlarging, making smaller, and/or altering the overall shape of the breasts. When enlarging the breasts, a fat transfer or implants are utilized to increase their size. Depending on the current shape of your body, your surgeon will determine whether a fat transfer is possible or if implants are going to be the preferred method.

Tummy Tuck

Also known as an abdominoplasty, this procedure is performed to remove excess skin and fat around the stomach. It helps to restore the weakened muscles in the abdomen to create a smoother-looking appearance. This type of surgery is typically performed to fix abdominal issues created by aging, pregnancy, large fluctuations in weight, and hereditary problems.

Buttock Lift

Commonly referred to as the Brazilian butt lift, this procedure works to shape and add size to the buttocks region. This procedure starts by using fat from various other areas of your body, such as your stomach and hips. The fat cells are transferred from these other body areas to the buttocks. This is how the buttocks size is enhanced to achieve a rounder appearance. This surgery typically is a two-fold process where it helps you to get rid of unwanted body fat while enhancing the appearance of your buttocks.

As you can see, there are many different elective procedures that people have done on their bodies. All the above are the most common ones that plastic surgeons perform each year. If you’re unhappy with one of these areas of your body, you should look into getting a plastic surgery performed to fix the issue.

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