7 Most common types of cosmetic surgery
Oct 15, 2019

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Cosmetic plastic surgery is the easiest way to achieve physical features if you are not born with it.

Plastic surgeries were initially conducted for medical reasons. They were a standard procedure done to repair scars in accident victims or restore the functions of a part of the body. For example, postpartum tummy tuck surgery is a procedure that can help relieve urinary incontinence in new mothers who would otherwise need to rely on women’s incontinence pants to stay dry. However, in recent years, it has been extensively carried out to increase aesthetic appeal in people suffering from low self-confidence.

Modern women often look for ways to improve their appearance. Cosmetic surgery comes across as a quick and easy option to make changes in their physical appearance. Though the procedures have a specific risk attached to them, they come as a savior for women who are not quite happy with a certain part of their body and want to change it.

Several cosmetic procedures are quite standard among people. Read on to know about the seven most common types of cosmetic plastic surgeries-

1) Breast augmentation-

It is the most common cosmetic procedure opted by women. Breast augmentation is the procedure that involves inserting saline or silicone implants in the breasts to increase their size. Though women usually opt for breast augmentation surgery for cosmetic purposes, a lot of them choose surgery to resolve the issue of asymmetrical breasts.

Breast augmentation is an answer for women to suffer from congenital macromastia. It is a condition where the breasts fail to develop even during puberty.

The procedure of breast augmentation is quite regular. It may take two to three weeks to recover from it. Modern breast augmentation procedures involve silicone implants for a more natural feel. Also, there is minimal scarring left after the surgery.

2) Liposuction-

Another popular cosmetic procedure, liposuction is an easy way to reach your ideal weight. It involves sucking out the fat from a particular part of a body through a vacuum. Liposuction is safely done in any part of the body. However, it is quite a standard procedure and the best way to remove the stubborn belly fat.

The most common type of liposuction procedure involves the infusion of a saline solution and a numbing agent into the targeted area. The next step is to draw liquid along with fat out of the body with the help of small metal instruments that are hollow called cannulas. This procedure may cause some fluid retention, which will resolve on its own in a few days. Though this is a highly effective way to remove fat, high maintenance is required after the procedure. A healthy diet and lifestyle will help decrease the chances of the accumulation of fat again.

Typically, a person with good health can recover within two weeks after the procedure. (Source)

3) Blepharoplasty-

A lot of people suffer from drooping eyelids. Excessive sagging skin over the eyes may even hinder sight in some people. Sagging eyelids also impart an aging look to the face, and hence many people resort to Blepharoplasty to correct it.

Blepharoplasty is a procedure to remove excess skin on the eyelids. The process targets wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes. You can get rid of dark circles with Blepharoplasty.

The areas around the eyes are quite sensitive. Therefore it is advisable to opt for experts like W cosmetic surgery, which have a team of experienced professionals who are experts in handling the complicated procedure with precision. The recovery time for the procedure is 10 to 12 days.

4) Rhinoplasty-

The nose is the most prominent feature of our face. But many people are born with a crooked nose. Rhinoplasty is a surgery that helps correct the shape of your nose. It can improve the change of the shape of the nostrils as well. Many times, doctors recommend Rhinoplasty for medical reasons to correct congenital disabilities or breathing problems.

5) Hair transplantation surgery-

Hair transplantation surgery is another prevalent surgery done for cosmetic reasons. It is also called a hair restoration procedure. It is the best way to treat bald spots on the head.

The procedure involves extracting healthy hair follicles from an area with dense growth and planting them on the balding spots. Hair transplant surgery gives long-lasting results and hence is quite popular among the men.

After the surgery, the hair growth is healthy and permanent.

6) Facelift-

The facelift is increasingly common among women who would like to preserve their youthful appearance. This procedure involves getting rid of wrinkles and other signs of aging.

During a facelift procedure, the doctors tighten the skin around the face to smooth out any fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure is minimally invasive and takes about two weeks to heal.

7) Lip augmentation-

This procedure is the latest fad among women who want to achieve fuller lips. Fuller looking lips are an epitome of beauty. This is the reason why they are so popular.

Lip augmentation involves injecting fillers into the lips to make them appear plumper. The most common filler is hyaluronic acid. This is safer than previously used collagen.

The effects are not long-lasting. The procedure needs a touch up every 6-8 months.


These are the top 7 procedures that are quite commonly opted by people. While most of the processes are harmless, they carry a particular risk with them. If you are opting for any cosmetic procedure, make sure to inform your doctor about any previous history of methods done. Also, it would be advisable to tell your doctor if you are allergic to anything. One important thing to keep in mind while going under the knife is to make sure to get your consultations from a certified cosmetic surgeon only. Cosmetic surgery done for the right reason will not only boost your confidence but also give you a new lease of life.

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