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Understanding Cosmetic Surgery and Deciding What You Need

If it means improving your self-confidence and self-esteem, you should consider plastic surgery. At the onset, you have to understand the difference between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery because many people use these words interchangeably.

You have to be aware that plastic surgery is an umbrella that encompasses both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Reconstructive surgery aims to correct body abnormalities caused by birth defects, trauma, disease or aging. In most cases, the goal of this surgery is to improve body function. It may also be done to create a more normal appearance.

Cosmetic surgery, on the other hand, is done for the purpose of enhancing appearance. Patients who are not satisfied with some aspects of their appearance usually consider this type of surgery. With the surgeries, it makes virtually possible to improve any part of the body that does not meet your standards.

There are many types of cosmetic surgery available. It is important that you decide what you need before you go to Dr Zacharia. Below is a list of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures in the world:

Rhytidectomy (facelift)

This procedure involves tightening wrinkled and sagging skin. As a result, it improves the fullness and volume of the skin lost to aging.

Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping)

Another common cosmetic surgery procedure is rhinoplasty. This procedure is ideal for people who feel that their nose is either too small or large. With rhinoplasty, it can change the appearance of the nose.

Mastopexy (breast lift)

This procedure is requested by women to correct breast sagginess. Ultimately, it can increase cleavage lines. In mastopexy, the surgeon will remove the excess skin then reshape the breast tissue.

Abdominoplasty (also called tummy tuck)

Even if you have an ideal body weight, sometimes there are excess flabby skins. If you want to remove or reshape it, you can consider an abdominoplasty. Tummy tuck works by tightening the muscles that have been stretched by pregnancy and weight gain or loss.

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)

Blepharoplasty is popular because it reduces the appearance of bagginess of the eyelids. It is done by adding volume or removing the skin to the eyelids. It can be performed on the lower, upper or both eyelids.

Breast augmentation

If you want to increase the size and fullness of your breast, this procedure is perfect. In this procedure, the surgeon will implant solid silicone or saline. This can also be done for women who lost one or both breasts to cancer.


If you have acne scars or wrinkles, dermabrasion is a good procedure that can remove a part or the entire top layer of the skin on the face to disguise such. The skin that is underneath the top layer will move towards the top giving you a clearer face.

Forehead lift

A forehead lift is sometimes called brow lift. This surgery raises the forehead decreasing the appearance of wrinkles. It can also eliminate frown lines as a result of aging.  Forehead lift also includes correcting the drooping eyelid.


Liposuction deliberately removes excess fat from different areas of the body like abdomen, arms, and legs. Simply put, it can firm areas of body fat.

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