Cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery has been able to reshape a new life for many by helping many to feel more accepted, more wanted and much more confident. Despite having a certain degree of uncertainty and risk attached to it, many people opt for it as it makes them more presentable in front of others thus making them feel accepted as a part of the social circle. Cosmetic surgery can be helpful for those who have lost their features in an accident, have unwanted birthmarks or have deformed features. A qualified plastic surgeon should be able to restore that back to normal with ease.
However, it is advisable that you get all the necessary information regarding the type of cosmetic surgery that you want. This will help you getting prepared for it mentally while helping you clear any doubts with your surgeon. Go for it only when you are thoroughly ready and get to know all possible side effects that you may have to face. There are many types of cosmetic surgery that are discussed here to help you know about their basic nature.
Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck
In this, excess fat and skin is removed and muscles of abdominal wall are tightened to give a flat abdomen. It takes around 2 - 5 hours to perform. It may result in temporary pain, swelling, soreness and numbness of abdominal skin. Some people may feel tired and weak for quite some time depending on the extent of surgery. It may take three months to two years for fading and flattening of scars, depending on an individual’s response to the surgery.
Augmentation Mammaplasty / Breast Enlargement
This cosmetic surgery is done to increase or reshape the breast size by using implants. The operation may take one to two hours to perform and one may have temporary soreness and swelling. Implants many need surgical removal or needed to be replaced with time. It may also result in formation of scars around the implant and may result in bleeding or infection.
Blepharoplasty / Eyelid Surgery
This cosmetic surgery is a corrective procedure to get rid of drooping eyelids and puffy bags below the eyes. It may require 1 - 3 hours to perform. The common side effects include tightness and swelling of lids, tear formation and sensitivity to light for few weeks. One may go back to work in a week or two and avoid any kind of strain to eyes for quite some time.
Brow / Forehead Lift
Iron out the creases of your forehead or lift drooping eyebrows by this corrective method. It requires an incision across the top of the head just behind the hairline to tighten the skin. It may require around 2 hours for performing. Common side effects may include itching, hair loss, muscular weakness, asymmetrical look and excessive scarring. It takes about three weeks for healing completely but one has to abstain from venturing out in the sun for a few months. The effect may last five to ten years.
Dermabrasion is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is done to remove, acne, scars and fine wrinkles. This procedure may require 1-hour sessions, depending on the extent of the scars and marks. Side effects include temporary tingling, burning and itching. One may resume work in a fortnight though it may take three months for the redness to faint.