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The Common Types of Cosmetic Procedures

Cosmetic surgery is becoming more popular these days.  By 2014, a total of 15.1 million surgeries had been carried out in the U.S including both minimally-invasive and surgical procedures. These procedures are available for almost all body parts.

The decision to get cosmetic surgery is not something that one should take lightly; this is because the results are usually permanent. So you should be sure of the type of surgery before you proceed with the decision.  You should also get the surgery from an appropriate practitioner who has the experience and expertise.

The following are the common types of cosmetic surgery.

1. Ultherapy

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Ultherapy is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses focused ultrasound to counteract signs of aging like skin sagging and wrinkles on the face, neck, and chest. Ultherapy stimulates the formation of new collagen deep below the surface of the skin. Since the production of collagen takes time, the results may be more visible between 2-6 months.

The procedure takes between 30-90 minutes depending on the area to be treated. Ultherapy is the only procedure that uses ultrasound hence allowing practitioners to actually see the layers of tissue that they should focus on during treatment.

2. Breast Augmentation

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Breast augmentation refers to a procedure that is done to increase the size or change the shape of the breasts. The procedure is also known as breast implant surgery. This procedure continues to grow in popularity across the globe. Breast Augmentation may be carried out if the woman feels her breasts are too small, if one breast is larger than the other, or if the breasts changed after breastfeeding. Breast augmentations can also be done if the breasts become too droop due to the skin losing its elasticity. Most patients can resume work after two to three weeks after the procedure. Just ensure that you choose an experienced surgeon.


3. Botox

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Botox is the process of eliminating wrinkles and smoothing the face. This procedure is safe and effective in eliminating wrinkles and diminishing the crow’s feet. According to experts botox works by targeting the underlying causes of frown lines and the crow’s feet- the repeated muscles contractions from frowning and squinting that happens over the years. Apart from enhancing one’s appearance, Botox also has other health benefits such as preventing excessive underarm sweating, preventing migraines, etc.

4. Rhinoplasty

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Rhinoplasty refers to a procedure of repairing or reshaping the nose. The surgeon can reduce the overall size of the nose or refine the areas of the nose for a more enhanced appearance. Some people can do Rhinoplasty for medical reasons, such as difficulty breathing or birth defects. But other reasons include changing the angle of the nose, correcting problems following an injury, narrowing the shape of the nostrils, etc.

5. Lip Augmentation

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The main aim of this procedure is to give patient fuller-looking lips. The surgeons usually use injectable dermal fillers to increase lip volume, structure, and shape.   It’s worth noting that lip augmentation is not permanent. Its effects may last up to six months before another procedure is done to restore the shape and volume.

Depending on the reasons behind your decision for taking the leap towards plastic surgery it can become a rewarding experience later on. In the beginning, however, it can start out as downright terrifying. The search for a qualified plastic surgeon can be tiresome but as it will be one of the most important decisions you make so make sure to not rush or skimp out on your research. 

When looking for qualified plastic surgeons, first off make sure you are looking at someone certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. As the process has evolved in recent years many in the medical field consider plastic surgery as a type of art form. Make sure the surgeon has experience in the type of surgery you are looking to get done. How many times has he performed this surgery? are you able to speak to previous clients to get their opinions on how their treatment was handled and aftercare?

A foolproof method to find a surgeon is getting recommendations from friends or family who have done the procedure you’re interested in. If this is not an option, testimonials can also guide you, check out FortesMD they not only have testimonials on their site but also plenty of satisfied customer reviews in various other outlets.

You also have to be open to taking the recommendations the surgeon you chose provides, based on your specific case and your medical history, they may have concerns regarding your procedure or provide you with alternative treatments or plans always with your health in mind. 

In some specific cases, although the aesthetic results you want may be obtainable, the road to get there may not be the most suited for you. This is why you must find a qualified doctor that you can trust to get you the results you want while putting your health and safety first.