Plastic surgery has been used for reconstructive purposes or to improve patient appearance for decades with impressive results. The techniques developed and used now are safer, provide better results and associated with minimal risks. This is the reason why more and more people resort to plastic surgery every year. If up until a few years ago plastic surgery was only a thing for women, nowadays men have started to be equally interested in improving their appearance with the help of plastic surgery.Nowadays, everywhere around us are models of successful plastic surgery procedures. Moms in your group, the stay-at-home neighbor, the office manager… they all had surgery to improve their appearance and achieved satisfactory results. At the same time, there are also people who resort to plastic surgery to improve features and end up looking unrecognizable from undergoing too many procedures. This has also happened to a number of celebrities. Plastic surgery can improve the patient’s appearance and the quality of life, but only under controlled conditions.In this article, we will discuss how to use plastic surgery to improve your appearance.How many procedures do patients need to improve their appearance?Some people interested in undergoing plastic surgery to improve their appearance might look in the mirror and think that with breast implants, their lives will be completely different and their image will be much improved. Others think they need more than one procedure to achieve the body image they desire. Often what the patient sees in the mirror can be different than what the plastic surgeon sees when consulting the patient.Before undergoing any type of cosmetic procedure, the patient will go through an assessment performed by the plastic surgeon. In other words, body characteristics will be evaluated, measured and the skin quality and tonus considered as well. During this consultation, it would be best for the patient to describe in clear words what he or she desires to achieve and let the plastic surgeon lead the way to a suitable surgical treatment plan.For some patients, one surgery combining multiple procedures can be enough to improve their appearance. This is often the case for patients with flat buttocks and adipose tissue on the tummy. With a simple fat transfer to the buttocks, the patient will have more areas of the body sculpted. The volume of the buttocks will be increased with the fat collected from the abdominal area. Other times, the patient will have to undergo multiple sessions of plastic surgery to achieve his or her goals. For example, if the patient needs both a buttock and a breast augmentation, they need to be performed at separate times. The same goes for buttock procedures and the tummy tuck.You might wonder how celebrities have managed to alter their appearance for the worse and to be beyond the level of recognition. Just like everyone else, they were trying to use plastic surgery to improve their appearance, but they made bad choices. Often it is choosing the wrong plastic surgeon. Other times it is the patient choosing the procedures instead of letting the plastic surgeon do his job. Most often, it is going through extremes. Plastic surgery can improve your appearance by making you look younger and slimmer, but it can’t prevent the passing of time or perform miracles.Plastic surgery to look thinnerNowadays with a high rate of overweight people and obesity everywhere, we have become more and more aware of the need to stay fit and slim. This way we can avoid cardiovascular and other types of health conditions, but also to look more appealing and have more success in the professional field. Thinner is often associated with being fit, energetic, and healthy. With the hectic modern lifestyles we have nowadays, it has become more and more of a struggle to stay thin and fit. Moreover, sometimes keeping active and eating right is not enough to have the body of our dreams. This is where we can get help from plastic surgery to improve our appearance. Among the methods of plastic surgery to look thinner are liposuction, tummy tuck, and body lift procedures.With liposuction, things are pretty clear. The plastic surgeon will use a small tube called a cannula that is connected to a medical vacuum device to dislodge and suction the fat out of the body. This will result in an area more supple and with a reduced adipose tissue. Liposuction can be performed on any area of the body that has an excess of fat, such as the abdomen, thighs, upper and lower back, chin, neck, ankles, calves and so on. To get good results after liposuction, the patient should have good skin tonus that has the ability to retract easily on the new contours of the body after the procedure.The tummy tuck is another procedure that will help the patient look thinner by eliminating the excess skin and fat tissue on the abdomen and strengthening loose abdominal muscles. Abdominoplasty is recommended for patients with lax skin that also present a relaxation of the abdominal muscles that would lead to unsatisfactory results after liposuction alone. For superior results, I prefer to combine the two methods: liposuction and the tummy tuck. This way the patient will enjoy a flat and firm tummy and no adipose excess on the flanks.A body lift can be necessary for patients who have undergone massive weight loss and are now left with excess skin folds on different parts of the body. Combining a body lift with liposuction is a common practice that provides superior results.Plastic surgery to look youngerAnother reason why people resort to plastic surgery is to maintain their youth for longer or to regain their youth. Sagging skin or a loss of volume in the breasts and buttocks can be associated with old age. Today, being old is not a badge to wear with pride, at least not in your 50s or early 60s when most people are still very active in the social and professional field.When considering plastic surgery that will make you look younger, you should consider liposuction and fat transfer to different parts of the body where volume has been lost. These procedures are complementary, i.e. fat transfer can only be performed after liposuction.With liposuction and fat transfer we can reshape the body and improve the figure, eliminate adipose deposits that tend to accumulate in certain areas of the body with aging, and rejuvenate other areas with the added volume of fat.Plastic surgery for improving body featuresSmall breasts, small buttocks, saggy breasts, saggy buttocks… nobody wants to have any of these. With the help of plastic surgery, you can improve one or more features of the body. The procedures that are commonly performed nowadays are breast enhancement procedures such as the breast lift, breast augmentation, breast reduction. For buttock enhancement we have the butt lift, Brazilian butt lift, and butt augmentation. Hip augmentation with fat transfer is another procedure that will help you achieve the hourglass silhouette.ConclusionNowadays it has become easier and more affordable than ever to undergo plastic surgery to improve your appearance. Different patients have different needs and reasons behind requesting plastic surgery. What is important to keep in mind is that maintaining a balance in everything is essential for the success of your surgery and to help you sustain the results for longer.With the natural aging process, many people notice unwanted fat accumulation in different areas of the body, especially around the middle area. These excess pockets of fat can be eliminated with the help of liposuction. Other procedures that can make the patient look thinner are the tummy tuck and the body lift that will eliminate excess skin folds that can occur after a sudden or massive weight loss.Enhancing certain body features such as the breasts and buttocks are now performed with a high satisfaction rate and provide relief from emotional discomfort. The procedures performed on the breasts are augmentations, lifts, and reductions. For the buttocks, the patient can be recommended to undergo either a butt lift, a butt augmentation or a Brazilian butt lift.