Surgical Procedures Gaining Popularity
It seems as if there is a “procedure” for everything these days and truthfully, there probably is! Some plastic surgery procedures are performed far more frequently than others and some of these are not procedures that most would expect to be common either. It is interesting to see how plastic surgery trends change throughout the years. Here are a few that have gained momentum in the last decade:
This is an ear job, per se (AKA: ear surgery). It has been done on children for a number of years to help improve their self-esteem when their ears are uneven, too large, sticking out and generally just not like their peers’ ears. Adults are now getting this procedure done in increasing numbers. Over the last few years, this procedure’s popularity has increased by nine percent. Just as with children, adults have ear surgery so that they feel more confident about their ears.
Weight loss, having children and aging are just a few things that can cause a woman’s breast to start sagging and losing their fullness. A breast lift is a relatively easy way to fix this. While this has always been a rather popular procedure, its popularity has grown by three percent since 2009.
This is a procedure that removes sagging and other signs of aging. Many people who get this procedure look as many as two to three decades younger. Of course, if this procedure is not done right, that “plastic” look can occur so it is important to go to a surgeon who will give you the most realistic results. Ear and eyelid surgery are often done along with this is these need to be done also. This is a lot to get at one time, but the overall look is taut and youthful.
This is another procedure that has been really popular for a really long time. After having children, losing a lot of weight or just getting older, that young, flat and fit stomach is a lot harder to achieve. A tummy tuck is a way to bring this to fruition. This is not an easy surgery to recover from, but it gets the job done and as long as you maintain a healthy weight, the results are permanent.
The eyelids can start to sag and make you look tired as you age. Eyelid surgery can return your eyelids to how they looked when you were younger. They will be lifted and no longer sagging. As you can imagine, this is a delicate procedure. However, as long as the surgeon is reputable, the results are always good.
Q & A For Potential Plastic Surgeons
Having known several people to undergo breast augmentation, the one thing I have heard each of them say is that they wish they would have known what questions to ask. Before you undergo any surgery, especially plastic surgery, you will want to interview several different plastic surgeons. During your interviews and consultations, you will want to ask a variety of questions to ensure that you find the perfect doctor for the job. Specifically, a breast augmentation is not a decision to take lightly, so you need to know exactly what to ask to ensure that you get the information that you need to choose the right surgeon. This involves a combination of the right questions and being straightforward. This is your body and you need to be in control the entire time.
Are You Board Certified?
This is probably one of the most important questions that you will ask the doctors that you choose to have a consultation with. You absolutely want a board certified surgeon because you know that his or her work is recognized as the best in the field. To ensure that your doctor has had extensive training look for doctors that have an American Board of Plastic Surgery certification.
What is Your Experience?
Now, you not only want a doctor highly experienced in plastic surgery, but you want one that has extensive experience in breast augmentations. For example, you may find a plastic surgeon that has 20 years of experience and a good reputation as a doctor in this field, but if he or she has only done a handful of breast augmentations, then he or she is not the best doctor for the job. You can often find plenty of doctors that are known for their excellent work in certain procedures so find at least a handful that are known for their work on the breasts and then conduct your interviews and get your consultations with them.
Does the Doctor have Hospital Privileges?
If a doctor does not have hospital privileges then this is a red flag. Hospitals require doctors to be fully qualified and reputable before they will extend privileges so if a doctor does not have these there is a chance that he or she is not the best to do the job. You want to ensure that your doctor has a proven track record of safe and quality work.
What are the Potential Risks?
All surgeries come with risk. While it is pretty rare to have serious complications with a cosmetic surgery, you still want to know all of the possibilities. In addition, you want to know exactly what your doctor will do to prevent these complications from happening.