Over the past few years, a growing number of people are looking at medical and surgical ways of looking good. They want effective methods of looking younger andplastic surgery better, for a longer time and to achieve the same, they are willing to go to any length. This is perhaps why a large number of people are looking at plastic surgery to achieve the look that they have always wanted.
It might come as a surprise, but today, there are innumerable procedures, which actually fall under the umbrella of plastic or cosmetic surgery and can improve the look of a range of body parts. From the eyebrows to the nose, from the chin to the abdomen, there is little that plastic surgery or related procedures cannot rectify.
In this article, we will look at the extensive world of plastic surgery, which procedures it encompasses and how they can change the way you look.
Hair transplant: While most people might not believe it, but hair transplant also falls under the umbrella of plastic or corrective surgery. In a hair transplant, hair is taken from another part of the body, commonly from the back of head, where there are more permanent hairs. This hair is replaced in areas where there is hair loss, to create a fuller head of hair. Since the hair is normally harvested from the same person’s body, there is little chance of rejection. There are mainly two types of hair transplant methods – follicular unit transplantation and follicular unit extraction. The latter is the more modern method and a growing number of surgeons are choosing this procedure, over others.
Eyes and eyebrows
They say the eyes are the windows to a person’s soul, and the eyes do more than just see. This is why, when people start to age, there are visible effects to the areas around the eyes. The eyelids might start drooping, the eyelashes might become thinner and even the eyebrows might start to thin out. There are procedures to rectify each of these issues. If the eyelids start to droop, the same can be pulled up, to create firmness. Also known as blepharoplasty, the procedure will pull the eyelids up, the excess skin will either be trimmed off or it will be tucked in, with small sutures. While there is always the option of wearing fake eyelashes to make them look thicker, there is also the option of an eyelash transplant. Much like the hair transplant on the head, hair will be taken from another part of the body, trimmed to size and then transplanted onto the eyelash. A similar process will be used to rejuvenate the eyebrows too, where hair will be transplanted to make them look lush and thick.
Perhaps, one of the most renowned procedures in the field of plastic surgery, rhinoplasty or nose jobs, are today being performed all over the world. There are numerous reasons why someone would want to undergo a nose correction surgery – either the nose would have been damaged in an accident, is deformed at birth or is not symmetrical. Rhinoplasty is the process by which the nose will be recreated to ensure that it looks aligned with the rest of the face. Many a times, the entire bridge of the nose needs to be recreated or in certain cases, only the tip of the nose needs to be changed.
A defined chin is the sign of a good looking face, which is perhaps why a growing number of people are now choosing to get surgery for their chin. Mentoplasty, or chin surgery will ensure that you have a more defined chin. In addition, this is the kind of surgery that you will need if you are developing a double chin or have lost a lot of weight and now have sagging skin, under your chin. If the idea is to remove excess skin from the chin, the surgeon will make incisions, take excess tissue off and then suture the remaining skin in a tighter manner.
Cheeks or jawline
It might come as a surprise to many, but cheek implants are now becoming extremely popular. In addition, there are several men, who are looking at the creation of a more defined jawline. For men and women who require fuller looking cheeks, there is the option of cheek implants, wherein small incisions will be made in the cheeks. The implants will be put into place and the incision will be closed carefully.
Otoplasty, or surgery for the ears, is often used to shape ears in a manner that they are more aligned with the rest of the face. Many a times, when the ears are too large or too small, surgery is required to ensure that they are more in proportion. The same procedure can also be used to repair and rebuild ears that could have been damaged in an accident. Plastic surgery can also help close the gaping or cut through ear piercings.
Perhaps one of the most commonly done plastic surgery, breast augmentation is a process that has brought back confidence to innumerable women, all over the world. The procedure is reasonably straight forward – an incision is made either on the side of the breast or below it and an implant is placed. For women, who have very large breasts, there is the option of breast reduction, which too is actually a cosmetic surgery. By removing excess tissue, the breast size can be reduced, and this could lead to less backaches and even improve confidence levels. And then there is gynecomastia in men, wherein there is the presence of excess tissue in the chest area, which can also be taken care of with plastic surgery.
Abdomen, thighs and buttock: There is actually a common procedure for all three of these trouble areas, and the procedure is known as liposuction. A tiny incision is made in the area, where there is excess fat, and through a special device, the fat molecules are agitated. When the molecules are moving, a suction like force sucks the fat molecules out, reducing the size of the area. Nowadays, ultrasonic liposuction is in vogue which is the non invasive counterpart of the traditional liposuction.