The procedures, techniques, and principles of cosmetic surgery are entirely focused on enhancing someone’s appearance. The key goals are to improve aesthetic appeal, symmetry, and proportion. Cosmetic surgery can be performed in all areas of the head, neck and body. A few cosmetic surgery procedures include breast enhancement, facial rejuvenating, body contouring, facial contouring, and skin rejuvenation. Cosmetic surgery includes surgical and non-surgical procedures that enhance and reshape structures of the body to improve appearance and confidence.
Types of Procedures
- Breast Augmentation – involves using breast implants or fat transfer to increase the size of your breasts. This procedure can also restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. It helps achieve a more rounded breast shape or improve natural breast size asymmetry.
- Facial/Skin Rejuvenation – Sun, skin disorder, aging and even heredity can all contribute to skin irregularities on the face and elsewhere on the body. Some of these irregularities are wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentation changes like freckles, sunspots or visible blood vessels. These irregularities can cause skin to lose tone, feel less firm and lose its healthy glow. Mechanical resurfacing, chemical peels and injectable products can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles of the entire face or those that develop in specific regions of the face.
- Laser Skin Resurfacing – is a laser peel, laser vaporization and lasabrasion. Laser skin resurfacing can improve: fine lines or wrinkles around or under your eyes, forehead or mouth, scars from acne, non-responsive skin after facelift, aged or sun-damaged skin, warts enlarged oil glands on the nose, brown spots, varicose veins and more.
- Body Contouring – Body contouring following major weight loss removes excess sagging skin and fat while improving the shape of the underlying support issue. Some body contouring procedures are arm lift, lower body lift, tummy tuck, facelift, breast lift and medial thigh lift.
Foods to Eat Before and After
What you eat in the month before your procedure and during the post-operative period will help your body recover faster. Your healing time will be accelerated and your risk of infection and scarring lessened if you follow your physician’s advice about nutrition, optimizing your surgical outcome and your recovery. Your body requires more nutrients before and after plastic surgery to promote wound healing. Proteins are essential for new blood cell and collagen production. The best sources of proteins are fish low in fat, eggs, lean organic meats, and vegetable proteins. You should also supplement your diet with a range of antioxidants such as Vitamins A and C, selenium, manganese and CoQ10. Salt intake should be reduced and sugar avoided. Fresh fruits and vegetables also provide a wide array of other essential vitamins and minerals, along with antioxidants.
An American Society of Plastic Surgeons report found Americans spent more than $1.8 million on cosmetic procedures. Cosmetic procedures, once reserved for the rich and famous, have now become more mainstream than ever.