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Common Types Of Plastic Surgeries

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Plastic surgery is a popular solution for people that want to change their appearance and achieve their beauty goals. Additionally, a surgeon can use plastic surgery for medical reasons on patients who may have had an accident to repair scars. There are various plastic surgeries that you can have depending on your goals and condition. Here are some common types of plastic surgery.


The process entails the sanding down of the skin's top layer to allow the healing and growth of new skin. If you feel like your skin looks old, and you'd like to glow, dermabrasion is an excellent plastic surgery procedure to replace old skin. Dermabrasion is ideal if you have the following:

  • Acne
  • Aging spots
  • Wrinkles
  • Crow's feet
  • Skin growths or lesions
  • Sunburned skin

These conditions damage your skin, and dermabrasion can help make your skin smooth and bright.


Liposuction is the surgical removal of fat deposits to improve your body's shape. However, this plastic surgery procedure isn't meant for weight loss; rather, it's meant to eliminate fat in stubborn areas such as the underarms, stomach, hips, and buttocks. There are two types of liposuction:

Tumescent liposuction

The procedure is more popular. A plastic surgeon introduces fluid into the area under treatment containing saline solution, a blood vessel constrictor, and a numbing agent. Then, the surgeon uses a cannula to suction the fat and the fluid.

UAL (Ultrasonic-assisted liposuction)

During this procedure, the cannula emanates ultrasonic energy that breaks down the fat before suctioning the melted fat. UAL is riskier than tumescent liposuction. For instance, you may suffer internal or external burns. Also, the surgery takes more time.

Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty

A tummy tuck improves your abdomen's shape. During the procedure, surgeons eliminate excess skin and fat and restore the weak or disjointed abdomen muscles. After undergoing the operation, you can recover after a few weeks. While a tummy tuck can improve the look of loose or sagging skin, this plastic surgery treatment can't eliminate stretch marks. Also, tummy tuck results are permanent, but maintaining your weight is critical to prevent weight gain.

Breast Augmentation or Augmentation Mammoplasty

Breast augmentation changes the size or shape of the breasts. You can have the surgery to:

  • Enlarge your breasts
  • Replace an absent breast
  • Correct asymmetrical breasts

During this surgery, plastic surgery professionals insert either silicone or saline breast implants. However, silicone implants have health risks and your surgeon will probably recommend saline implants.

The common plastic surgery procedures are liposuction, breast augmentation, and dermabrasion. Consider getting advice from an experienced plastic surgeon to help you select the ideal procedure for your condition.