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Popularly Performed Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeries

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Popularly Performed Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeries

Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery | by CMRI | Published on 04/09/2021

Plastic and Cosmetic surgeries are now becoming very popular among people as they offer multiple benefits from anti-aging benefits to body contouring. The surgeries help one to correct body defect and even correct cosmetic concern effectively by undergoing a particular set of surgeries to achieve the desired look.


Body contouring procedures involve a set of cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgeries that help improves the tone of the body as it correct underlying deformed tissue, and muscles, and remove excess fat and skin. These surgeries may be carried out after major weight loss, when the skin may not shrink back fully, or to remove exercise-resistant fat. The surgery is often performed in stages and may take a month or even years to complete. The result of the body contouring surgery is a body with a smoother contour.


Body contouring surgeries may include the removal of excess skin in the lower abdominal region, abdominoplasty, liposuction, and other body lifts. Face reconstructive surgeries are also popular among people as they help revere aging, correct nose defects, and droopy eyelids, and remove sagging skin. Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is one of the top hospitals in Kolkata where the best team of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons deliver the best surgical outcomes to their patients using cutting-edge technology and advanced protocols.


The following are the most popularly performed plastic and cosmetic surgical procedures:


1. Liposuction


Liposuction is a popular body contouring procedure that helps remove excess fat from specific areas of the body and offers a slimmer silhouette. Liposuction can be performed in the following ways:


(a) In tumescent liposuction surgery a solution of saline, a drug is inserted at the target site to constrict blood vessels, and a numbing agent is infused into the area to be treated (to make the treatment comfortable). In this procedure, the liquid along with melted fat is suctioned out of the body using cannulas. The liquid can cause short-term fluid retention that and this retention gets corrected after a few days with the help body’s own immune system.


(b) In ultrasonic-assisted liposuction (UAL), the cannula releases ultrasonic energy to melt fat so that it can be suctioned out of the body. The procedure must be performed by an expert to deliver safe outcomes without causing any damage to the internal body organs.


2. Breast augmentation


Breast augmentation is a surgical enlargement of women’s breasts. Surgery is done for many reasons such as, to enlarge both breasts, to replace an absent breast (after cancer surgery), or to make asymmetrical breasts equal in size. When breasts do not develop during puberty, a condition called congenital macromastia, many women opt for breast augmentation surgery.


3. Blepharoplasty


Blepharoplasty is an eyelid reshaping surgery that can be done for cosmetic reasons or to improve vision in patients where the sagging eyelids obstruct vision. Too much fat and sagging skin in the upper eyelid area can obstruct vision and also make one look aged. During the blepharoplasty procedure, both the upper eyelids and lower eyelids are corrected. The upper eyelid drooping area is corrected in this surgery by making a strategic incision in the natural creases of the eyelids and by removing excess fat, loose muscles, and tissues. In the lower eyelids, the chronic puffiness and wrinkling are corrected by removing excess fat and loose skin is tightened. If performed by an expert the surgery is scarless as the surgeon makes a surgical incision at the natural creases of the skin folds and this helps them deliver natural results.


4. Abdominoplasty


Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck or lower body lift removes excess skin from the abdominal area and tightens the skin, and offers one with a contoured abdomen. This surgery is performed on people who have excess skin after being pregnant or after losing significant weight after bariatric surgery. Patients can resume their normal activities in 3-5 weeks but they must follow properly the after-care instructions recommended by their surgeon.


5. Breast reduction


Women with very heavy or overly large breasts face problems while finding clothing that fits, suffer from chronic back pain, poor posture, and even have headaches due to the weight of their breasts. Breast reduction surgery to reduce both the size and weight of the breasts will relieve back pain and improve posture. Surgery is the best solution to that help correct the shape of the enlarged breasts and also helps make their shape ideal according to one's body profile. Breast reduction surgery can also be performed in males suffering from gynecomastia and help them achieve a masculine chest shape.


6. Rhinoplasty


Rhinoplasty or nose job reshapes the nose, bringing it into balance with the rest of the face. The surgeon may alter the skin, cartilage, and bones of the nose to offer a more pleasing appearance. In the case of a deviated septum, breathing can be improved through rhinoplasty. After surgery, bruising can be obvious but should fade over the next ten days.


7. Rhytidectomy


A rhytidectomy or facelift is a popular anti-aging surgical treatment that is performed to remove wrinkles and excess sagging skin and help one achieve a youthful and tighter appearance. A facelift is frequently combined with another procedure; forehead lift, eyelid shaping, or skin peels to enhance the youthful appearance of the candidate. Sutures are removed five to ten days after the procedure but recovery will take several weeks.


8. Breast lift


Breast lift is a treatment for sagging or poorly shaped breasts. After significant weight loss or pregnancy leaves the breasts looking deflated, a typical patient will have this procedure. This treatment is performed by using implants (silicone and saline) to make the breast look lifted and perkier. One can return to work within 2-3 weeks after surgery and resume full physical activity within a month (or as instructed by the surgeon).


To avail of the benefits of plastic and cosmetic surgical procedure, consult with the best plastic surgeon in Kolkata at CMRI.