3 Common Cosmetic Surgical Procedures

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Cosmetic surgical procedures can help you achieve the body that, heretofore, seemed unimaginable. The range of the surgery types available at your fingertips is great: you can choose anything from a facelift to enhancing the natural contour of your nose. Throughout the course of this brief guide, you will learn just a bit about a few of the most common types of cosmetic surgical procedures.


Although the name is just a slight misnomer seeing as there is nothing technically "lifted," a facelift can shave a few years off of your face by creating the appearance of tighter skin. The procedure involves a bit of fat being removed from the face and the skin being tautly re-draped over the muscles of your skin. The process of having a facelift generally takes about three to four hours. The recovery time for an average facelift patient is anywhere from ten days to two weeks.


Rhinoplasty refers to any cosmetic surgical procedure that involves reshaping your nose. There are a number of ways in which your nose can be reshaped. It can be made to look a bit sharper or even soften your features. Your nostrils can be made to be a bit larger or smaller, or if you believe that your nostrils "flare" too much, procedures can be made to essentially "freeze" your nostrils so they don't open or widen nearly as much. The recovery time involved in a rhinoplasty differs based on the extent of the surgery, but it is generally somewhere between one week and ten days.

Eyelid Surgery

Many people are not happy with their eyelids and, as such, there are a bevy of different surgical procedures that can help you achieve the ideal eyelid configuration. The eyelids, in cosmetic surgical terms, refer to the eyelids and the area surrounding the lower lid. Among the many procedures associated with eyelid surgery include removing excess fat away from the lower lid in order to get rid of puffiness or "bags" under the eyes to tightening the lids themselves, creating the impression of "younger eyes." Recovery time is short – somewhere in the area of two days – but patients should be on the lookout for excess swelling, blackened eyes, and blurred vision during this time.

Hopefully, this guide has given you some idea of what to expect from the process of just a few cosmetic surgical procedures. If you have any questions, it is recommended that you contact a trusted cosmetic surgeon's office. Visit http://www.myplasticsurgerygroup.com for more information.    


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