Enhancing Beauty and Confidence
Cosmetic surgery has become a popular choice for individuals seeking to improve their physical appearance and boost their self-confidence. With a wide range of procedures available, including breast surgery, body contouring surgery, and face and neck surgery, there is something to suit everyone’s needs and preferences. This article will explore the latest statistics and diverse perspectives on cosmetic surgery, providing an informative overview of this growing industry.
Cosmetic surgery offers a wide range of options for individuals seeking to enhance their appearance and boost their confidence. With a variety of procedures available, including breast surgery, body contouring surgery, and face and neck surgery, there is something to suit everyone’s needs and preferences. As with any medical procedure, it is essential to consult with a qualified and experienced surgeon to determine the best course of action for your unique situation.
Cosmetic Surgery Statistics
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were over 2.1 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the United States in 2020. Some of the most popular procedures include:
- Breast surgery: Breast augmentation remains the top cosmetic surgical procedure, with 193,073 procedures performed in 2020
- Body contouring surgery: Liposuction is a popular choice, with 211,067 procedures in 2020, making it the second most popular cosmetic surgical procedure.
- Face and neck surgery: Facelifts, eyelid surgery, and neck lifts are all popular choices, with facelifts ranking fifth among cosmetic surgical procedures, with 123,685 procedures in 2020.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Breast implants are silicone-filled or saline-filled silicone gel implants that are placed under your skin to reshape and enlarge your breasts. The most common reason for breast augmentation is to increase the size of your breasts, but if you have lost weight, then you may need an implant to improve the shape of your breasts.
Breast lift cosmetic surgery is often performed as part of a mommy makeover. Breast reduction can also be performed at the same time as a breast lift, if desired. Breast lift surgery is typically done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. This means you’ll be asleep with no memory of the procedure or recovery time afterward. The procedure may take from 2 to 4 hours depending on your desires, your body type and your surgeon’s experience with breast lifts.
Breast reduction cosmetic surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep during the procedure. The surgery usually takes between three to four hours, depending on how much tissue needs to be removed. You will likely stay overnight in the hospital after surgery, but you should be able to go home after a day or two. Your doctor will advise you on what medications are safe for you to take following your procedure.
Body contouring cosmetic surgery is used to improve both the appearance and health of your body. For example, it may be used to remove excess fat after you’ve lost weight but have excess skin left over. Or it can be used to tighten loose skin after losing weight or having children which is usually called a mommy makeover.
Body contouring cosmetic surgery can also be used to increase firmness in areas of your body that have become less firm due to natural aging, pregnancy or childbirth. If you have areas of loose skin on your thighs or buttocks after losing a significant amount of weight, you may consider having a tummy tuck or thigh lift repositioning procedure done at the same time as liposuction (fat removal). This will also help improve your overall shape and contour by removing excess fat from these areas while tightening skin at the same time!
The cost of body contouring varies from patient to patient. Cosmetic surgery prices vary depending on the intensity of the procedure, as well as if the surgery is combined with other procedures and the part of the body where the surgery is performed. Dr. Hardaway will discuss pricing at your consultation.
As with any major cosmetic surgery, there are risks, such as infection, scarring, bruising, and blood clots, but they are uncommon. Results from body contouring will last for many years. However, factors like weight gain or loss and pregnancy can affect these results.
These procedures may take place on the face, the neck, or both. A full face and neck lift includes a browlift (eyebrow lift), blepharoplasty (eyelids), a cheek (mid-face) lift, a lower face lift and, when necessary, a neck lift.
A cheek mid-face lift raises drooping cheek skin and fat pads and repositions them higher on the face. This cosmetic surgery procedure produces a more youthful appearance, as well as smoothing or removing nasolabial folds. Many people also choose to receive dermal fillers in addition to the cheek lift, which can further improve their appearance by adding volume to the cheeks.
For patients seeking wrinkle reduction on their entire face and neck, a traditional facelift is the best option. However, for those with only mild aging changes affecting the lower face in particular and only mild changes in the neck, a mini-facelift may be preferable. Also known as a “weekend lift” because of the short cosmetic surgery procedure and recovery time, this procedure is perfect for patients looking for substantial, long lasting improvement with minimal down time.
A neck lift cosmetic surgery procedure is appropriate for those patients whose necks have a significant amount of sagging skin with prominent bands that could not be addressed with just a facelift alone. The neck muscle called the platysma is tightened to improve the contour under the chin following liposuction of this area. Fat removal and skin tightening in the lower face and neck will contribute to a more youthful, long lasting appearance.
Recovery from a face or neck lift cosmetic surgery procedure depends on the type of surgery performed. In general, larger incisions are made around the neck for a neck lift than for a facelift, so recovery takes longer. The surgeon removes stitches 2 weeks after surgery. Bruising and swelling usually subside within a couple of weeks. It is important to speak with your physician about specific concerns or questions you may have regarding recovery time.