Not everyone is happy with the physical appearance gifted by god. Physical perfection is desirable and it can be achieved only if you are ready to go under the knife. The kind of surgery performed to add appeal to your looks with attractive physical features is called cosmetic surgery.
Today cosmetic surgery is very much popular, with over 15.1 million surgeries carried across the United States alone, as per reports. Since the results are almost permanent or long-lasting, it is important for the person undergoing cosmetic surgery to be sure about the decision and consult with a doctor prior to taking a decision.
Cosmetic surgery should not be confused with plastic surgery, since the former is elective and is meant to add aesthetic appeal, while the latter is needed to work on defects due to disease, burns, birth disorders or trauma.
There are several cosmetic surgery procedures, including liposuction, nose surgery, tummy tuck, breast augmentation, nose surgery, face lift, blepharoplasty, vulvovaginal surgery, breast implants, buttock augmentation, facial cosmetic surgery and eyelid surgery. Each surgery targets a completely different area of the body to enhance or improve its appeal and looks.
In the past few years, cosmetic surgery in India and abroad has evolved tremendously, with an invention of a variety of surgeries and cosmetic surgery recovery procedures. The option to get natural looking results and the use of safe anaesthetics have popularized the branch of cosmetic surgery.
Compared to other countries such as Canada, Australia, UK and US, cosmetic surgery cost is lower in the developing countries. This is the reason why several people from western countries travel to these countries to access less-expensive procedures such as breast augmentation and rhinoplasty.
The cost of breast augmentation depends on the country where you have decided to undergo the surgery and the type of results that you want to achieve. Countries popular for cosmetic surgery boasts of highly skilled and trained plastic surgeons who have the best experience in this field.
Procedures of Cosmetic Surgery
Abdominoplasty, most commonly known as tummy tuck, is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the middle and lower portion of the abdomen. This is done by tightening the fascia and muscles of the abdominal wall. Tummy tuck cost varies from one country to another, based on the type of technology used to conduct the procedure.
Eyelid surgery is a plastic surgery performed for correcting deformities, disfiguration and defects of the eye lid. The surgery follows aesthetic transformation of the eye region, with repositioning of excess fat tissues and reinforcing tendon tissues & corresponding muscles in the area. The average eye lid surgery cost vary one from one hospital to another and depends on the extent of correction required by the patient.
Breast augmentation uses silicone gel prosthetics or saline prosthetics for breast enhancement. Breast size is enlarged if it is small, or if one breast is smaller than the other, or if the breast size has changed post pregnancy. The average breast augmentation cost is around $4,000. Breast augmentation is performed either for aesthetic purpose or after a mastectomy (breast removal in cancer).
Breast reduction aims at removing discomfort in women caused due to enlarged breast size. Breast reduction minimizes chances of cancer in those having higher risk of breast cancer. Doctor prescribed pills are available to reduce the size of breast. Otherwise, breast reduction surgery is performed to remove glandular tissues and excess fat from the breast.
Cosmetic rhinoplasty is performed to improve or reshape the appearance of your nose for aesthetic purpose or for solving breathing problem. The process of nose plastic surgery is done with small incisions created in the nostrils. Rhinoplasty cost depends on the type of hospital facility where you decide to get treated or the country where you decide to get treated.
Facelift is also known as rhytidectomy, which is a surgical procedure conducted to tighten facial skin and remove wrinkles to restore youthfulness. Facelift complications may arise when tissues in both face and neck need to done, for which the plastic surgeon may have to do an eyelid surgery.
Those who are not happy with the size of their fat thighs and heavy buttocks should undergo liposuction. The process uses tubes, called cannulas, which are inserted through incisions in buttocks and thighs to remove excess deposited fat. Liposuction cost for buttocks is around $2,000, while for thighs is around $3,000. Other variable costs may enhance the amount.
Liposuction of abdomen, arms and calves are required by those desiring aesthetic appeal. Sometimes, the process is necessary for physical fitness and to eliminate excess weight. People with thick calves, flabby abdomen and heavier arm should under liposuction that uses incision to suck out excess fat in the respective areas.
Male enlarged breast is also called gynecomastia and is caused due to heavy weight or hormonal imbalance. Male breast reduction is a cosmetic procedure used to remove glandular tissues and excess fat to restore a more masculine and flatter contour. Male breast reduction procedure is done under local anaesthesia.
Mentoplasty is a type of facelift surgery, done to reshape the chin. This chin plastic surgery is done to correct malformations of the chin. Double chin can be reduced with chin reduction surgery. The average chin surgery cost is around $2,000, while average cost for sliding genioplasty is between $4,000 and $6,000.
Anyone who wants to remove wrinkles from the forehead and other signs of aging should undergo Forehead or brow lift surgery. The procedure is done to gain more harmonious facial appearance. Sagging of forehead or improving appearance of sagging eyebrows is best corrected with a forehead lift. Forehead or eyebrow lift cost ranges around $5,000 to $7,000.
Breast lift is clinically known as mastopexy. It includes removal of glandular tissues or excess fat from the breast to make it look smaller. Saggy skin around the breast is lifted with the help of this surgery. Women get breast lift procedure on an outpatient basis, which is done to reposition the nipple higher on your chest wall.
Buttock lift, also known as lower body lift, involves removal of excess fat from the buttocks, thighs and hips so as to lift and tighten them. Buttock lift surgery is combined with abdominoplasty in patients who have lost a great amount of weight after surgery or bariatic surgery. Buttock lift procedure involves removal of fat and skin from the posterior end through incision.
Pinnaplasty is an ear surgery conducted to correct the shape of the ear. Any kind of deformity is corrected best with ear surgery that helps to bring the ear close to the head or make it symmetrical on both sides. Pinnaplasty procedure is performed under local anaesthesia. An overnight stay is usually required post surgery.