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5 Most Common Cosmetic Surgery Procedures for Women

In the quest for beauty and youth, many women are now turning to cosmetic surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 2 million cosmetic surgeries were performed in 2014. Out of these, 89% were performed on women. Here is a list of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures for women.

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Lipoplasty (Liposuction)

Lipoplasty (or liposuction) is also referred to as body sculpting and involves the removal of stubborn pockets of fats, such as the “love handles” and the “saddle bags”, that does not conform to a woman’s ideal body image.

After the lipoplasty surgery, there will be bruising, swelling and some numbness in the area that was suctioned. One will be able to go back to normal day to day activities a few days after the surgery, depending on the amount of fat that was suctioned. Costs of lipoplasty vary, but is usually around $2,000.

Blepharoplasty

This is a type of eye surgery intended at reshaping a woman’s eyelids. It is performed to tighten the loose skin around the eyelids and to remove bagginess. Blepharoplasty surgery however does not remove fine wrinkles around the eyelids.

Swelling and bruising around the eyelids usually follow the procedure. The swelling may not go down even after two weeks while bruising goes away in 7-10 days. The patient’s vision may be blurry for a week after the operation. Patients may also tear up easily or experience dry eyes for a few days after the surgery. The cost for blepharoplasty vary but ranges between $2,000 and $5,000.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery is aimed at enlarging the breasts. It is also referred to as mammoplasty. During breast augmentation, an implant is carefully placed under the chest muscles beneath the breast or under the breast tissue. Many surgeons prefer having the implant beneath the chest muscle to reduce the risk of capsular contracture (the hardening of the tissues surrounding the implant).

To place the implant, an incision is made along the bottom edge of the areola (colored region around the nipples) or in the lower crease of the armpit or breast. This implant is normally a silicone shell filled with a saline solution or silicone gel. After the implant is adjusted to the correct position and shape, the incision is carefully closed with stitches. The breasts are supported by a special bra after the surgery while stitches are removed after 7-10 days.

Women have bruising, soreness and swelling in their breasts for a few days after the surgery. They are able to resume normal activities after a few days. Medicine is used to relieve any pain that may accompany the surgery.

Risks associated with breast augmentation surgery Bay Area are rare and include infection, hematoma, abnormal scarring and capsular contracture. Majority of the women who have this surgery are satisfied with the results. Costs vary but starts from around $5,000.

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck Surgery)

A well-toned and flat abdomen is what many women strive for through weight control and exercises. Sometimes these methods can’t achieve these goals. Even women with normal proportions can develop a sagging, protruding abdomen as a result of aging, pregnancy, heredity and fluctuations in weight. Abdominoplasty removes excess skin and fats, and restores separated or weakened muscles leading to a smoother and firmer abdominal profile.

Abdominoplasty is usually a major surgery that takes between one to five hours. There are two type of abdominoplasty surgery; complete and partial. Complete abdominoplasty is for patients requiring most corrections whereby the surgeon will make a major incision from hipbone to hipbone while partial abdominoplasty is for patients whose fats are deposited below the navel and requires less incision.

Women may experience numbness, swelling and bruising after the operation. Complications are rare and include infection, blood clots and an increased risk of diabetes.
The average cost of tummy tuck is $5493

Rhytidectomy (Facelifts)

Rhytidectomy is a procedure intended at improving the visible signs of aging in the neck and face. Such signs include creases below the eyelids, sagging in the face, fats that have disappeared or fallen and loose skin.

During rhytidectomy surgery, anesthesia are first administered to ensure the patient is comfortable during the procedures. Incisions are then made to correct the target area and then closed with stitches after the procedure. Poor wound healing, skin loss and infection are some of the risks associated with the procedure. The average cost of a rhytidectomy is $6550.