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Cosmetic Surgery Procedures and Terms

By Edited Apr 1, 2016 0 0

Have you ever wondered what the "proper" term for a nose job was? Or what is the real name for a tummy tuck? Surgery is a popular option for many who are seeking either reconstructive or cosmetic procedures. Reconstructive surgery is different from cosmetic surgery in that it helps restore the body from disfigurement after accidents or diseases. War veterans are a type of person that would benefit greatly from reconstructive surgery. Cosmetic surgery is a surgery by choice that is meant to improve the attractiveness or cosmetic appearance of the individual. Cosmetic surgery tends to be popular among celebrities, aging people or people with physical features that cause them embarrassment. Cosmetic surgery has become a popular option for many different parts of the body. If done properly, there results look completely natural. Below is a list of medical terms for the specific procedures.

A face lift is called a rhytidectomy. This procedure takes away the excess fat at the jaw line while tightening loose, unused muscles and pulls back sagging skin around the face.

A forehead lift or brow lift is also part of a rhyidectomy.

An eye lift is an blepharoplasty. This procedure removes skin and fat from the upper and lower eye lids, so the appearance is less baggy and dry looking.

An eye lift on the lower lid is a transconjunctival blepharoplasty that removes the large fat pads in the lower lid.

A nose job is called rhinoplasty. This is a procedure that makes the nose smaller or changes the shape of the nose. In some cases rhinoplasty is preformed not as a cosmetic procedure, but to improve the breathing ability of the patient.

A boob job is called mammaplasty. This is the procedure that enlarges or in some cases reconstructs the breasts. In some cases mammaplasty is preformed for health reasons, not just cosmetic ones.

A tummy tuck is called an abdominoplasty. This procedure removes excess fat and loose skin from the abdomen. The result is a tightened and "tucked" looking abdomen.

Liposuction is a commonly known term for surgically removing pockets of fat from the body, typically in the thigh area.

There is often a long recovery period associated with cosmetic surgery. If the high cost is an prohibitive factor in getting the surgery, there are options for cheap cosmetic surgery abroad. Always do research and choose carefully when selecting a doctor and facility to perform the treatment, it's your only body and face!



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