cosmetic procedures

 

AESTHETIC / COSMETIC PROCEDURES

 

Abdominoplasty ("tummy tuck"): reshaping and firming of the abdomen.

 

Blepharoplasty ("eyelid surgery"): reshaping of the eyelids or the application of permanent eyeliner, including Asian blepharoplasty.

 

Mammoplasty:

 

(a)  Breast augmentations ("breast implant" or "boob job"): augmentation of the breasts by means of fat grafting, saline, or silicone gel prosthetics, which was initially performed to women with micromastia.

 

(b)  Reduction mammoplasty ("breast reduction"):  Removal of  skin and glandular tissue, which is done to reduce back and shoulder pain in women with gigantomastia and/or for psychological benefit men with gynecomastia.

 

(c)  Mastopexy  ("breast lift"):  Lifting or reshaping of breasts to make them less saggy, often after weight loss (after a pregnancy, for example).

It involves removal of breast skin as opposed to glandular tissue.

 

Buttock lift: Lifting, and tightening of the buttocks by excision of redundant skin.

 

Chemical peel:  Minimizing the appearance of acne, chicken pox, and other scars as well as wrinkles (depending on concentration and type of agent used, except for deep furrows), solar lentigines (age spots, freckles), and photodamage in general. Chemical peels commonly involve carbolic acid (Phenol), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), glycolic acid (AHA), or salicylic acid (BHA) as the active agent.

 

Labiaplasty:  Surgical reduction and reshaping of the labia.

 

Lip enhancement:  Surgical improvement of lips' fullness through enlargement.

 

Rhinoplasty ("nose job") Reshaping of the nose.

 

Otoplasty ("ear surgery"/"ear pinning") Reshaping of the ear, most often done by pinning the protruding ear closer to the head.

 

Rhytidectomy ("face lift") Removal of wrinkles and signs of aging from the face.

 

Neck lift: Tightening of lax tissues in the neck.  This procedure is often combined with a facelift for lower face rejuvenation.

 

Browplasty ("brow lift" or "forehead lift") Elevates eyebrows, smooths forehead skin.

 

Midface lift ("cheek lift"):  Tightening of the cheeks.

 

Genioplasty ("chin implant") Augmentation of the chin with an implant, usually silicone, by sliding genioplasty of the jawbone or by suture of the soft tissue.

 

Cheek augmentation ("cheek implant"):  Implants to the cheek.

 

Orthognathic Surgery:  Manipulation of the facial bones through controlled fracturing.

 

Fillers injections:  Collagen, fat, and other tissue filler injections, such as hyaluronic acid.

 

Brachioplasty ("Arm lift"):  Reducing excess skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow.

 

Laser Skin Rejuvenation or Resurfacing:  The lessening of depth in pores of the face.

 

Liposuction ("suction lipectomy"):  Removal of fat deposits by traditional suction technique or ultrasonic energy to aid fat removal.

 

Keloid removal:  The keloid forms when the body fails to stop producing new tissue during healing. This leads to an overabundance of fibrous protein and collagen.

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