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Top 6 Most Common Plastic Surgery Procedures of 2018

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In 2017, 1.8 million plastic surgery procedures were performed. People get plastic surgery for different reasons, and more people are turning to it more than ever.

If you’re considering plastic surgery, you might be curious to know which are the most common procedures for 2018.

Here are the 6 of the most popular procedures for 2018.

1. Liposuction

In 2017, over 246,000 liposuctions took place in the United States. That number is up 5 percent from the previous year.

For many people, getting rid of unwanted and stubborn fat might be frustrating and impossible. When diet and exercises don’t work, they resort to plastic surgery procedures to get rid of the unwanted fat.

The most common problem areas include belly, flanks, thighs, and other stubborn places such as arms and back.

Liposuction targets specific areas that can improve patients’ figures and give back their self-confidence.

In order to qualify for a liposuction procedure, patients have to be in excellent health. They should also be somewhere between 25 pounds of their ideal body weight.

People who present health problems that might make healing difficult may not go through this procedure. You should consult your physician who can tell you if you’re a prime candidate for liposuction.

Liposuction typically costs anywhere from $2,000 to $3,500. Of course, these are rough estimates, the cost could depend on the complexity of the procedure, additional fees, and other costs.

2. Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation continues to be one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. About 300,000 breast augmentation procedures took place in 2017.

Women resort to breast augmentation when they want to increase their breast size, enhance the shape, and reconstruct.

When they undergo the procedure, they can choose from either silicone or saline implants.

Women not only undergo this procedure to increase the size of their breasts. Plastic surgeons will perform this procedure to fix asymmetry issues for a more natural and symmetric look.

It’s common for women after pregnancy and breastfeeding to go under the procedure to restore the fullness of their breasts.

Going through the procedure can make a positive impact on a women’s self-image.

Women should consult their surgeon to see if they’re candidates for this procedures.

3. Tummy Tuck

Tummy tucks have continued to grow in popularity because they help individuals achieve a flat stomach when all other methods fail.

This procedure gets rid of excess skin and tightens abdominal wall muscles after pregnancy or significant weight loss.

Tummy tucks should not be mistaken for liposuctions, although, some patients might choose to do them at the same time.

Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck procedure should also be in excellent health.

If you’re considering getting a tummy tuck, you should consider the following. Women who are considering getting pregnant in the future are not ideal candidates.

A tummy tuck should be postponed until after pregnancy.

Someone who’s planning to lose a lot of weight should not go under the procedure until after they achieve their weight loss goals.

Patients should keep in mind a tummy tuck is a major procedure and they will experience soreness, bruising, swelling, and numbness for several weeks.

4. Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery is a procedure designed to improve the appearance of the eyelids.

This procedure is not only for people who want to rejuvenate the appearance of their eyelids. It’s also for those who experience functional issues with their eyelids.

Eyelid surgery can treat many skin conditions around the eyes. If you’re tired of having loose and sagging skin that creates folds and changes your eye contour, this procedure can tackle that.

It also tackles fatty deposits that make the lids look puffy and accentuate the bags under their eyes. Other patients might be self-conscious of the saggy skin exposing the white are right below the iris.

This procedure also helps the appearance of wrinkles on the lower eyelid.

Eyelid surgery varies in price depending on the surgeon, and complexity of the procedure. The national average is $3,000.

Keep in mind there might be other fees associated with the procedure.

5. Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty surgeries, commonly known as “nose jobs,” continue to be one of the most popular procedures. Men and women who want to reshape their nose, resort to rhinoplasty to make it happen.

During this procedure, the surgeon will sculpt the bone and cartilage to give patients the look they desire.

A rhinoplasty procedure, when performed by an experienced surgeon, can balance facial features and provide the patient with newfound confidence.

Beyond the issue of vanity, rhinoplasties can also help patients with structural issues that can cause breathing problems.

Who are the ideal candidates for plastic surgery? People who have:

  • Bumo on the bridge of their nose
  • Wide nose
  • A nasal tip that protrudes, droops and is enlarged
  • Bulbous tip
  • Wide and excessively flared nostrils
  • Crooked and off-center nose
  • Asymmetrical due to injury
  • Deviated septum

Rhinoplasty candidates should have realistic expectations and consult a physician to determine candidacy.

6. Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty is a procedure that reduces the length and shape of the labia minora. It’s one of the most common vaginal rejuvenation procedures performed.

It helps women who experience uncomfortable tugging and twisting of the labia.

Women who want a more symmetrical labia appearance due are good candidates for this procedure.

Labiaplasty candidates often experience pain and irritation when performing everyday activities such as riding a bike. It may also make it embarrassing and uncomfortable during intercourse.

The labiaplasty will take care of the excess skin on the labia minora and will give a more symmetrical appearance that can help women feel more comfortable and confident.

Labiaplasty costs and an average of $2,700. Depending on what your doctor recommends, there are different anesthesia options such as local, oral, and general anesthesia.

Patients should take a week off work following the procedure. For a full list of recovery, instructions consult a physician.

These Plastic Surgery Procedures Will Rule 2018

When it comes to plastic surgery procedures, they’re designed to help people regain their confidence and feel more comfortable with their bodies.

Are you considering plastic surgery? Then let Simmons Plastic Surgery help you.

Contact us for a consultation.

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