Plastic Surgery Procedures – All You Need to Know

There was a time when there wasn’t much you could do about your looks. Exercise and dieting could improve your body and you could change the way you dress and use makeup but facial features were what you were born with.

The same was true of aging. Your older face was your permanent face. Medical science came up with a solution some time ago and now plastic surgery is common and used by many people. There are many different procedures that can fight aging, change your looks, or fix things up after an accident.

Facelift

One of the most common types of plastic surgery for people who are worried about aging is rhytidectomy, more popularly known as a facelift. In this type of procedure, loose skin on the face is pulled back and tucked, thus getting rid of wrinkles. Rhytidectomy has gotten very advanced and there is now a 3D facelift that can eliminate wrinkles and add volume to the face. A facelift can be performed on specific areas or on the entire face. 

Rhinoplasty

The rhinoplasty is most commonly known as a nose job. it involves the reshaping of the interior structure and exterior appearance of the nose. It can be reconstructive and repair damage due to a broken nose or other problems. These types of nose jobs fix sinus passages and nasal cavities to improve breathing.

There are also purely cosmetic nose jobs in which the patient is not happy with their appearance. The nose is a prominent facial feature and changing it can have a big impact on one’s looks. Some people seek out that change especially if it involves making a large nose smaller. 

Mammoplasty

The medical term mammoplasty refers to cosmetic surgery performed on the breasts. There is more than one type of mammoplasty. Augmentation involves making the breasts larger by inserting implants, usually bags filled with saline. There is also mastopexy in which the breasts are lifted to make them less saggy. Reductions are another type of mammoplasty in which breast tissue is removed to make the breasts smaller. 

Reconstructive Surgery

People’s faces and other parts of their bodies can become burned or deformed as a result of accidents, being trapped in fires, or birth defects. There are many types of reconstructive surgery that can fix these problems. Skeletal structures can be rebuilt, allowing the use of injured limbs. Skin grafts are another kind of reconstructive surgery.

In these procedures, healthy skin is taken from one part of the body and grafted to the injured area. This is used often for burn victims. The grafted skin grows in and becomes a part of the injured area. Reconstructive surgery can also be used to remove tumors and get rid of scars. 

Plastic surgery is one of the great advances in medical science. Thanks to the innovations in this field, people who suffer damage to their bodies in accidents, can have their looks restored. Cosmetic surgery can help improve the self-esteem of those who are not happy with their appearance. 

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