Many of us have some aspect of our appearance that we're not happy with. That's why it's no surprise that cosmetic surgery is becoming more and more popular. With advances in cosmetic medicine and surgeries, more people are able to achieve the look they want by turning to a surgeon. Here's our look at some of the most popular cosmetic surgeries.
1. Breast Augmentation (Enlargement of the breasts)
A breast enlargement (breast augmentation) is often cited as one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries amongst women. The procedure involves using a medical implant to increase the size of your breasts. These implants are usually made of silicone rubber and filled with a silicone-based gel or saline solution. The implants are then inserted through an incision in the underside of the breasts. You will be given a general anaesthetic for the procedure.
2. Breast Lift
Breast lift surgery or ‘mastopexy’ is the name given to the procedure which lifts your breasts, giving them a firmer appearance. Unlike breast augmentation, this does not increase the size of your breasts but is one of the more popular cosmetic surgeries with women who find their breasts have sagged with age or following childbirth. Although a breast lift alone will not affect the size of your breasts, it can be done alongside a breast enlargement if you so wish.
3. Breast Reduction
It may sound strange considering how popular breast enlargements are, but breast reductions are in the top three most popular cosmetic surgeries. While many women may want bigger breasts, these can come with additional issues. Larger breasts can often be heavy and cause a degree of back pain. Many women also report feeling self-conscious or find they are unable to wear certain clothing if they have overly large breasts. A breast reduction, or mammaplasty, can help with these issues. The procedure is done through the removal of breast tissue, fat and skin. The remaining tissues and nipples are the moved to a higher location as skin from either side of the breasts is moved around the areola, giving your breasts a smaller contour and appearance.
4. Botox Injection
Botox injections have become one of the more popular cosmetic surgeries for their ability to give the skin a smoother, younger appearance. Botox injections are widely used to reduce the signs of ageing as they paralyse the muscles in your face, restricting movement and giving your skin a tighter, smoother look. In firming up the skin in this way, Botox helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helping people look younger without extensive surgery. It's also become one of the more popular cosmetic surgeries for it's minimal recovery time with some patients finding they need no time to recover at all. It's also often more affordable than some of the more extensive surgeries such as a facelift.
Liposuction is the removal of fat deposits using a tube inserted beneath the skin; fat is then sucked out using a vacuum-like device. The procedure is often performed on the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, and upper arms. Recovery times range from one to four weeks, but it may take up to six months for all the swelling to go down.
For more information on cosmetic surgery or to arrange a cosmetic consultation, get in touch with our hospital in Marbella.