Cosmetic surgery aims to improve a person’s appearance, the procedures are available for almost any part of the body but should be approached with caution. A cosmetic surgery will give you information on all the procedures.
Surgeons prefer counseling a patient before surgery if they believe there is an underlying problem that cannot be solved by the surgery. Here are different types of cosmetic surgery:
Liposuction is meant to improve the shape of the body by removing fat deposits. The procedure uses thin cannulas or hollow metal tubes to vacuum fat from various parts of the body. The targeted parts are mainly thighs, buttocks, hips, back of the arms, neck, and abdomen. Liposuction is not for weight loss but can be used for male breast reduction.
The tools involved include ultrasound, mechanical, and laser devices. There is always a certain amount of fat that can be removed in one procedure. The goal is to improve contour and decrease fat deposits in the intended areas. Some complications are possible such as allergic reactions, hematoma, infections, and changes in sensation.
Hair transplant is also regarded as cosmetic surgery. It involves obtaining hair follicle grafts from the back of the scalp where it is denser and transplanting to the areas of the scalp that are affected by hair loss. It can help renew hair growth and within six weeks the transplanted hair will fall out, in about three months new hair will grow.
Hair transplant is a minimally invasive surgery that leaves tiny scars. You will be able to go back to normal activities 10 days after the surgery. To achieve the full head of hair you may require up to 3-4 sessions. The new hair may appear more or less dense depending on hair curl, scalp laxity, hair quality, and density of follicles in the transplanted zone.
Breast enlargement was traditionally performed using saline or silicone gel but now it is done occasionally with fat grafting. It is usually carried out if a woman feels her breasts are too small or one is larger than the other. Others do it if the breasts have changed after pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Older women go for breast enlargement when the breasts droop due to the skin losing its elasticity. In other cases, some women do it to boost their self-esteem and improve their feelings about their sexuality. There might be some complications if the surgery is not done properly.
Rhinoplasty and Otoplasty
These are both types of facial cosmetic surgery. Rhinoplasty is also known as “nose job”, it is meant to reshape the nose to improve the appearance and breathing too. The tip may be reshaped and the bony hump at the upper aspect of the nose is reduced.
Rhinoplasty can only be done on patients who are above 15 years to allow for full growth of the cartilage and bone of the nose. Otoplasty is ear surgery commonly performed in children after 5 or 6 years when the ear has reached the adult size. The surgery may treat one or both ears.