What can plastic surgery do for you? Introduction Many people don’t really know what plastic surgery can do for patients. Some still believe plastic surgery should only be used for reconstructive purposes while others believe that breast augmentations and Brazilian butt lifts sums up the core of plastic surgery. None of this is true. Plastic surgery offers minimally invasive or more complex procedures to correct imperfections of the body and face, augmentations, and reductions of the body to make them more harmonious, erase the signs of aging, or regain the beauty of the body after pregnancy and weight loss. The term used for plastic surgery comes from Greek where it means to model or restore shape. Patients interested in undergoing plastic surgery ho do their research can be astonished by what things can be achieved. Moreover, it is quite common nowadays to see a beautiful woman because she has a talented plastic surgeon and not because she is naturally gifted or spends a lot of time taking care of her appearance. Round, beautiful breasts and a curvaceous body can be created with the help of plastic surgery, but this is not the only thing that can be achieved with these types of procedures. In this article, we will discuss what can plastic surgery do for you. First and foremost, we should mention that the aim of plastic surgery in general is the improvement in the aesthetics of the body according to the desires of the patient and the generally accepted standards of beauty. The plastic surgeon has both the role of a doctor but also an artist who will work on the tissues of the patient to transform them into a work of art. Correct imperfections and congenital defects More and more nowadays, plastic surgery is performed to correct imperfections of the body and congenital defects. Up until a few years ago, it wasn’t unnatural for someone to struggle with having a big nose or strange looking ears throughout their lifetime. In modern days, these kinds of imperfections tend to be sorted very early on in the patient’s life, sometimes even in their childhood years. Nowadays we perform plastic surgery to correct imperfections even for children who are five or six years old. Parents decide to have the procedure done as soon as possible and preferably before the child goes to school to avoid the damage that can occur after bullying that is often associated with congenital defects and visible body imperfections. Plastic surgery can be used to correct these defects and imperfections and allow the patient to have a normal life without the stigma associated with them. Improve the overall appearance of the body Most of us already know that liposuction is among the two most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures in the United States and all over the world, and this says a lot about what plastic surgery can do for you. Liposuction is not a weight loss method like many tend to believe. The procedure is performed to eliminate unwanted fat deposits from areas of the body that are difficult to address with physical exercise and diet. But liposuction is not the only procedure that can be performed to improve the overall appearance of the body. Nowadays it is also very common for patients to undergo combined procedures to get a result that affects the general appearance of the body and more than just one feature. For example, patients can have breast augmentations with liposuction of the abdominal wall, which will make the waist thinner and the breasts larger. It is also common for patients to undergo procedures where liposuction is combined with fat transfer. A popular procedure is the hourglass tummy tuck, which aims to get an hourglass silhouette while also correcting the appearance of the tummy. The procedure entails the use of liposuction on the abdomen and the flanks, the tummy tuck to strengthen loose abdominal muscles, correct umbilical hernias and eliminate the excess skin, and fat transfer to the hips to make them more voluminous and alluring. Plastic surgery can help you improve the overall appearance of the body; however it is important to choose a board-certified and experienced plastic surgeon who will guide you through this process if you want to make the most out of your plastic surgery procedure. Erase or delay signs of aging There are several paradoxes that impact our lives. First, we are expected to have plenty of experience even from the early days of adulthood, and second, we are expected to look young and fit throughout professional life. It sounds a bit impossible, right? Nowadays people are active in the professional field until very late in their lives, so looking younger and fit has become a necessity for many. This the reason why many patients in their late 40s are scheduling plastic surgery each day. Plastic surgery can help you erase some of the signs of aging from the body and face and can also delay the signs of aging. Procedures that are commonly performed to eliminate the signs of aging are liposuction on the midline, the tummy tuck, breast and butt lift, and all other lifting procedures. An excess of skin elasticity and the occurrence of ptosis are the general signs of aging which can be corrected with the help of plastic surgery. Keep in mind that while we can erase some of the signs of aging or delay their onset, we can’t prevent or delay the aging process forever. Make the body more proportionate by augmenting or reducing the size of different features Now many patients resort to the breast or butt augmentations because they are safe and efficient methods to get the breasts or buttocks of their dreams practically overnight. Many patients who choose plastic surgery are doing it to reduce or increase the size of a feature of the body. It is common for these types of procedures to be performed on the breasts and buttocks, but we can also have hip augmentations performed. When it comes to augmenting the size of a feature of the body, usually there are two methods that can be used. One involves the use of implants; the other the patient’s own fat cells. Augmentations with implants provide more durable results with little effort for the patient but are also associated with more risks and complications. Fat transfer performed for augmentation purposes don’t deliver results as impressive as when implants are used, and the patient should be careful and avoid weight fluctuations to sustain the results in time. Regaining a beautiful body after pregnancy and weight loss Pregnancy and weight loss are two of the factors that can significantly change the appearance of the body. During pregnancy, it is mostly the breasts and the tummy that get affected by the changes, but in the case of weight loss, the whole body can wear the marks of excessive weight, even after this weight is gone. Plastic surgery can remove the marks left by pregnancy or weight loss and help you regain the beautiful body you had before. When it comes to improving the appearance of the body after pregnancy and weight loss, we are often talking about undergoing combined procedures. After pregnancy, the package of procedures that are performed even has a name, which is the Mommy Makeover, and it often consists of a tummy tuck and a breast lift, and possibly liposuction as well. After weight loss, it is common for patients to need to have a tummy tuck performed, a procedure on the breasts, liposuction, as well as other lifting procedures, depending on the severity of the skin ptosis. Generally speaking, the more dramatic the weight loss, the more plastic surgery procedures will be required to correct it. Conclusion Plastic surgery has certain limitations, and it also involves risks and potential complications. At the same time, plastic surgery can do amazing things for you such as correct congenital defects, erase the signs of aging, and improve the overall appearance of the body. Plastic surgery can help you regain a beautiful body with a better contour after one or multiple pregnancies and considerable weight loss. The augmentation or reduction of different features of the body to make it more proportionate to the rest of the patient’s anatomy is something else that plastic surgery can do for you. To find out what procedure or procedures are recommended for your particular case, schedule a pre-operative consultation with the plastic surgeon.