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Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedures in 2018

Updated: Nov 1, 2019


Last year in the USA there were 17.7 million cosmetic procedures performed. Of these, 1.8 million were cosmetic surgical procedures, 15.9 million were minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures, and 5.8 million reconstructive surgical procedures.


The top five most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for females are:


1. Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation or breast implant surgery involves placing a silicone or saline implant under the breast tissue or chest muscles to enhance the shape, size, and volume of the breast. The end result can vary based on the size, shape and material of the implant as well as the patient's overall body shape. In general, the patient can expect to have fuller and more symmetrical breasts after augmentation.


2. Liposuction

Liposuction is a body contouring procedure which permanently removes fat cells via suction. Liposuction is not recommended as a weight-loss procedure and is best for targeting specific areas of concern (i.e. hips, thighs, upper arms).


3. Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)

Rhinoplasty may involve altering the size and shape of the nostrils, bridge, nasal tip and/or other structures. A nose surgery can be used to address functional concerns and/or cosmetic concerns. A common functional problem is a deviated septum which can impair breathing -- straightening the septum often improves both function and aesthetics. Patients who are interested in rhinoplasty for cosmetic concerns often cite asymmetry as their issue.

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Before & After of Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

4. Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is used to improve the appearance of the eyelids and can be performed on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both. It can be used to address both functional and aesthetic concerns such as excess skin, under eye bags, and drooping lower eyelids.


5. Tummy Tuck

The tummy tuck surgery is designed to reshape the contour of the abdomen. It's popular with women who've had a significant change in weight (or experienced pregnancy). During this procedure, the excess skin and fat are removed from the abdomen. At this time, the surgeon can also tighten the muscles to create a flat contour.

 

For males, the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures are:


1. Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)

A nose surgery can be used to enhance the appearance of the nose or to repair an internal issue which impairs the function of the nose. Rhinoplasty may involve altering the size and shape of the nostrils, bridge, nasal tip and/or other structures. A common functional problem is a deviated septum which can impair breathing -- straightening the septum often improves both function and aesthetics. Patients who are interested in rhinoplasty for cosmetic concerns often cite asymmetry as their issue


2. Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Excess skin and fat deposits around the eyes can make one appear tired. Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is used to improve the appearance of the eyelids and can be performed on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both.


3. Liposuction

As mentioned above, liposuction is a body contouring procedure which permanently removes fat cells via suction. Men who find they are unable to shed excess fat from certain areas after diet and exercise may look towards liposuction.

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Male Liposuction Candidate

4. Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia (excess breast tissue) can develop in men at puberty or due to obesity, hormonal imbalance, or use of steroids. Breast reduction surgery is a great option for men who are self-conscious of the size of their breasts. The procedure involves removing the excess tissue via a small incision near the nipple (it may be combined with liposuction for a smooth final result).


5. Hair Transplantation

Hair loss is common in men and can be due to multiple factors such as aging, change in hormones and a family history of baldness. By the age of 35, two out of three American males experience some degree of hair loss*. Hair transplant surgery can be used to restore hair to areas of the scalp that are bald or have thinning hair.


Which of these surprised you the most?

 

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