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The Most Common Plastic Surgery Procedures

Plastic Surgery Procedures

The popularity of cosmetic surgery has grown year after year, with nearly two million surgical procedures taking place in the US annually.

In the last ten years, the total number of cosmetic procedures performed annually in the country has risen by ninety-eight percent.

Plastic surgery is no longer considered the domain of women alone. Today, men account for more than 150,000 plastic surgery procedures each year.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides cosmetic procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

Liposuction

Tumescent liposuction is the most popular type of liposuction plastic surgery technique. In this procedure, a solution of saline, a medication to shrink blood vessels, and a numbing agent is delivered to the treatment area.

This liquid is suctioned out of the body along with fat using tiny steel instruments known as cannulas. The infusion of liquid can lead to fluid retention in the short-term. But this resolves over the next few days.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation has become a very popular procedure in the US with over 350,000 surgeries done annually.

This procedure is undertaken for many reasons, such as to increase the size of both breasts, to replace a breast that is absent, or to make asymmetrical breasts equally sized. This procedure is also sought by women when their breasts do not develop during puberty, a condition, known as congenital micromastia.

Blepharoplasty

Eyelid lift surgery is performed for aesthetic reasons or to improve vision in patients where the lids cause vision obstruction.

Lower lids with chronic puffiness or wrinkling are usually reduced during the procedure to develop a more youthful appearance. In this procedure, fat pads under the eyes, which lead to the appearance of “bags,” are addressed as well.

Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck or a lower body lift, eliminates excess skin from the abdominal region and tightens the remaining skin.

This procedure is becoming more sought-after, especially among women who have excess skin after pregnancy or losing a large amount of weight following bariatric surgery.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery for women is one of the few cosmetic procedures that insurance does pay for routinely because the benefits extend beyond an improved appearance. This surgery offers a permanent solution to women with oversized breasts. Most patients are able to resume work within a span of two weeks.

Rhinoplasty

A rhinoplasty, commonly called a nose job, is a procedure that reshapes the nose and brings it into balance with other facial features. The surgeon may reduce the nose size or refine specific areas of the nose for a more appealing appearance.

Insurance will pay for a part or the entire surgery in some cases where breathing can be improved through the procedure, such as in the case of septal deviation.

Rhytidectomy

A rhytidectomy, or facelift, is a surgical procedure to correct the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin due to aging. A facelift tightens facial skin to create a more youthful look by gently pulling skin tauter, smoothing deep lines, and reducing sagging.

Breast Lift

A breast lift repositions sagging or poorly shaped breasts for a perkier appearance. An average patient will undergo this procedure after major weight loss or pregnancy that may have left the breasts looking deflated.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for a wide range aesthetic and reconstructive procedures.

 

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