Cosmetic Surgery Remains Popular
As a society, we recognize the importance of appearance to one’s confidence and self-esteem. We seek to lose weight, to achieve the most feminine or the most masculine body shape, to balance the face. In short, we seek an outward appearance that matches our inner beauty.
We spend on the best makeup and face creams, exercise “boot camps,” and ever-changing diet plans. While these methods may work for some, many people find that they simply don’t produce the desired results. This is why millions turn to cosmetic surgery each year, to achieve the body they know they’re meant to have.
And what procedures do they want most? Here’s a rundown of the top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures, as compiled by the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons.
Wrinkling and sagging of the skin on the face has long been a major concern of both men and women as they age. While more of us feel youthful and energetic for longer than ever before, sunlight, toxins, stress, and other factors still take a toll on our faces.
There are great non-surgical options that can help with wrinkles. However, for many people, a facelift is preferred, because it’s a long-lasting option that can refresh the entire face. That’s why facelifts are the fifth most common cosmetic surgical procedure.
#4 Eyelid Reshaping (Blepharoplasty)
As people get older, they often experience drooping of the eyelids. This can make them look tired, or even angry, all the time. Worse, makeup can’t really do anything about this. No wonder eyelid reshaping, which is medically known as blepharoplasty, is the fourth most common cosmetic surgical procedure. This is a relatively short procedure that can make a huge difference in how young and healthy someone looks.
Not only is liposuction one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures, it’s also one of the fastest-growing. Despite the ever-increasing number of “diet gurus” and “exercise experts” claiming to know the one true secret to weight loss, more and more people are finding that these methods fail to produce real results. It’s not surprising that many of them turn to liposuction to get the results they crave, making liposuction the third most common surgical procedure overall.
Even better, the fat removed by liposuction can be moved to the breast in a fat transfer breast augmentation. Have you ever wished you could just take that extra fat off your thighs or belly and move it up to your breasts? It’s possible!
#2 Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)
The nose is the center of the face. Nose reshaping surgery (medically known as rhinoplasty) has been performed since ancient times, as people have always sought to have the most beautiful face possible. And with modern technology delivering amazing results, many people are deciding to use this method to get the nose they’ve always wanted, making rhinoplasty the second most common cosmetic surgery.
And the winner is…….
#1 Breast Augmentation
For many women, having full breasts is an important part of maintaining a beautifully feminine figure. Unfortunately, breast growth is nearly impossible to achieve naturally. That’s why breast augmentation is now the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure, as it has been for years. With breast implants safer and more natural-looking than ever, women have many great options when considering breast augmentation.
Considering Cosmetic Surgery?
You may have looked at this article out of mere curiosity. But maybe you’re considering having one (or more) of these procedures. If so, you’re in the right place! Check out our extensive Education Wiki to learn more about the many cosmetic surgical procedures available to you. (There are so many more than we’ve listed here!)
Of course, you’ll want the best surgeon to perform your procedure. Here at Doctor Review, we have reviews of plastic surgeons, written by real patients. You can search for a doctor in your area who performs the procedure you desire. You can learn more about how to find the best plastic surgeon, so you know just what to look for.