Top Cosmetic Procedures

  • Botox
    Botox® safely weakens or paralyzes targeted facial muscles for three to four months. This temporarily removes facial wrinkles and prevents new ones from forming. Afraid of frozen-face syndrome? Don't worry. When Botox is properly administered, muscles that form expressions, such as those that raise the eyebrows, aren't affected. Forehead wrinkles and crow's feet are popular targets for Botox®.

  • Soft Tissue Filler
    Soft Tissue Filler
    Soft tissue fillers can elevate deep wrinkles, fill in hollow cheeks, and improve fine lines by plumping the dimpled area. One popular filler is hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in human skin. Hylaform, Juvederm®, and Restylane® are FDA-approved hyaluronic acid fillers.

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    Laser Hair Removal
    How would you like to never shave for the rest of your life? Laser hair removal can permanently remove unwanted hair. A low-energy laser beam goes through the skin and locates hair by its color. The beam then travels down the hair shaft and disables the hair follicle. Laser hair removal is relatively painless, although it does require multiple treatments.

  • Microdermabrasion
    If your skin looks leathery or aged, try microdermabrasion or laser skin rejuvenation. Microdermabrasion could make your skin look fresher, brighter, and more even-toned. Microdermabrasion sprays tiny crystals across the face to remove dead skin. It can lessen acne scars, fine lines, and age spots. There are various types of laser skin rejuvenation treatments to choose from depending on your goals. Laser treatment can decrease the size of pores, reduce redness, and even improve severe aging and sun damage.

  • Liposuction
    Liposuction removes excess fat deposits to help reshape specific areas of the body. Liposuction isn't a treatment for obesity. Often, the areas targeted are to change your natural shape rather than help with weight control.

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    Eyelid Surgery
    If your eyes look like you haven't slept in days, eyelid surgery may help you look perkier. It can correct bags under the eyes and sagging skin, and remove excess lower eyelid skin--some of which happen naturally with age. A surgeon will tighten the eyelid muscles and remove extra fat tissue and loose skin, giving you a more alert look.

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    Tummy Tuck
    A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes loose skin and extra tissue from the middle and lower parts of the abdomen. The result: a firmer, flatter stomach. A tummy tuck isn't liposuction, but sometimes the procedures are done together.

  • Breast Reduction
    Breast Reduction
    For some women, large breasts can hold them back from being active. A breast reduction can help relieve the pain and physical discomfort caused by very large breasts. A surgeon removes excess fat, tissue, and skin to make breasts look more in proportion to your body. When it's done to relieve medical problems, breast reduction surgery may be covered by health insurance.

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    One cosmetic change can vastly improve your appearance—after all, it's stuck right in the middle of your face: your nose. Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, can improve the shape of your nose by changing its size, width, profile, tip, or nostrils. It also can correct certain breathing problems. Although you can usually go home the day of the surgery, complete recovery will take weeks to months.

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    Hair Transplants
    There are countless ways touted to regrow lost hair. Hair transplants are the most common surgical option. Hair from the back and sides of the head are collected and divided for grafts that will cover the balding areas. After six months, the transplanted hair looks natural. It even grows on its own. Other hair procedures will transplant individual hairs or small groups of hair into tiny holes in the scalp.

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    Understand Benefits and Risks
    Cosmetic surgery is a big decision. Make sure to choose a surgeon you can trust. Verify the surgeon's credentials and ask about his or her training and experience. Before having surgery, you should completely understand the benefits, risks, and side effects of your procedure.

Top Cosmetic Procedures
  1. Hair Loss and Hair Restoration. American Academy of Dermatology.
  2. Botulinum Toxin.” American Academy of Dermatology.
  3. Facial Skin Rejuvenation. American Academy of Dermatology.
  4. Soft Tissue Fibers. American Academy of Dermatology.
  5. Nose Surgery. American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
  6. Juvéderm Gel Implants - P050047. U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  7. Restylane™ Injectable Gel - P040024. U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  8. Hylaform – P030032. U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  9. Botox. U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
  10. Abdominal Wall Surgery. U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
  11. Rhinoplasty. U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
  12. Cosmetic Breast Surgery. U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
  13. Bladder exstrophy repair. U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
  14. Hair Transplant. U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
  15. Plastic Surgery Information for Patients and Consumers. American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
  16. Planning Your Surgery. American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
  17. Eyelid Surgery for Women. American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
  18. Microdermabrasion. American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
  19. Tummy Tuck. American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
  20. Breast Reduction. American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
  21. Laser Skin Rejuvenation. American Academy of Dermatology.
  22. Microdermabrasion. American Academy of Dermatology.
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Last Review Date: 2019 Jun 5
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