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13 November 2007

5 Best-selling Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Cosmetic surgery today is very popular and it seems as it is as easy as going to your dentist for a root canal. Although there are still protocols and procedures to undergo before going under the knife, we cannot deny that it is easier done these days.

Here are the top 5 cosmetic surgery procedures ever done.

1. Rhinoplasty/Nose Lift.

(Greek: Rhinos, "Nose" + Plastikos, "to shape")

is a cosmetic surgery procedure that reshapes the nose to a natural-looking form that fits with your other facial features.In some cases, the surgeon may shape a small piece of the patient's own cartilage or bone to strengthen or increase the structure of the nose. Client usually can go home immediately after the procedure and will comeback for follow up check up.

Anesthesia: general or local

Position: supine

2. Abdominoplasty/Tummy Tuck

is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to remove redundant skin and underlying subcutaneous fat from the abdominal area and the repair of the rectus muscle as necessary.The umbilicus is incised in a diamond shape and preserved for later replacement.

Anesthesia: General

Position: Supine with arms extended on board.

3. Liposuction

is a cosmetic surgery of removal of subcutaneous fat deposits employing a high-pressure vacuum-suctioning device.it is done it specific area such as the hips, thighs and abdomen. This procedure is may be done together with abdominoplasty and the procedure is now then called as Lipoabdominoplasty.

Aesthesia: General

Position: usually Supine

4. Augmentation Mammoplasty/ Breast Augmentation

is a surgical procedure of placing a saline-filled or silicon-gel-filled implant in the breast to enlarge its size. Incision is made discretely usually below the breast in the inframammary fold.

Anesthesia: General

Position: Supine with arms extended on board

5. Rhytidectomy/Face Lift

Literally, surgical removal of wrinkles, is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to give a more youthful appearance. It usually involves the removal of excess facial skin, with or without the tightening of underlying tissues, and the redraping the skin on the patient's face and neck. Face lifts are commonly combined with eye surgery (blepharoplasty)

Anesthesia: General

Position: Supine

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