Michelle here. Michelle Taylor, if you need a full name. I've worked around the medical world for a very long time, and while I cannot say anything on here is direct medical advice for legal reasons, I hope you'll find it useful and able to help you in your day-to-day life.
Cosmetic surgery is a booming business that’s expected to grow in the future. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates that 16 million people will have procedures performed this year. These procedures can drastically improve your appearance; however, costs can add up quickly. Luckily, advances in medicine are helping cosmetic surgeons make procedures more affordable. For example, surgeries that used to require general anesthesia only now require local anesthesia, making procedures more affordable for patients.
Cosmetic surgery, laser eye surgery, and plastic surgery are terms often thrown around when people discuss improving their appearance. But what exactly do we mean?
Cosmetic surgery is any surgery that is done for the primary purpose of improving or enhancing your appearance, but it doesn’t have to be performed to improve health. While some surgeries are medically necessary, like stomach stapling to prevent hernias, most cosmetic surgery is performed purely for cosmetic reasons.
Hybrid fractional laser technology is a revolutionary new laser technology that has quickly become an industry-standard in the treatment of many common hair conditions. The laser is non-invasive, requires no anesthesia, and targets hair follicles while not harming the surrounding skin.
Radiofrequency (RF) energy can target your skin’s most common cosmetic concerns, including wrinkles, superficial scars, large pores, and dull skin. It’s the perfect treatment for patients who want to avoid injections, fillers, or surgery.
Brazilian butt lifts are plastic surgery procedures that improve the appearance of your middle third. This procedure is a cosmetic surgical method to improve buttocks contour. Many women choose Brazilian butt lifts after surgery that removes fat from the hips and thighs. Although this procedure is very safe, it is important to follow postoperative instructions.
A vaginal rejuvenation procedure typically involves using some sort of device and injectable product-often a combination of both-to tighten and tone the vaginal walls and help restore their elasticity. However, a non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedure is different than a vaginal rejuvenation surgery. A non-surgical procedure generally doesn’t include any surgery at all.
An improved fat grafting technique is used for fat transfer, where injection of fat can be used to enhance certain areas of the body. This technique is used to improve the fat transfer cosmetically, which can result in a realistic, fuller, and smooth look to areas.
CoolSculpting is an established cosmetic procedure offered by clinics like 8 West to reduce stubborn fat deposits by applying controlled cooling to the fat. The cooling begins with a gel pad placed over the skin and a vacuum applied to pull the skin close. The vacuum and temperature are controlled so that there is just enough cooling to freeze the fat cells without causing harm to your skin, nerves, or blood vessels. Once the fat cells are frozen, they are crystallized and will eventually die. The dead fat cells are then naturally processed by your body.
Cosmetic surgery has jumped forward leaps and bounds in recent years, and today surgeons are able to perform procedures that were previously considered impossible. One of the most recent breakthroughs in cosmetic surgery is laser eye surgery. Laser eye surgery is an old technology that’s been around since the 1960s, but recent advances in technology mean the results today are better than ever. Surgeons can quickly and precisely reshape the cornea with laser eye surgery to correct vision problems.
Cosmetic surgeries are a mainstay of celebrities and the rich (and increasingly, middle-class Americans as well), but advances in plastic surgery procedures mean that more and more patients, even those not in the Hollywood spotlight, are achieving the results they want. And just like regular surgeries, the plastic surgery process has evolved significantly over the years.
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