21st Century Plastic Surgery – What’s Changed?
If you’re over 40, chances are the term plastic surgery has a mixed meaning to you. When you were first hearing about plastic surgery, it was largely the realm of the super wealthy choosing to “go under the knife” to satisfy their vanity. Prices were outrageous, the results could sometimes be comical, and the whole field had some rather large question marks surrounding it.
Fast forward to today and it’s time to change those impressions of plastic surgery. Even if you’re not currently contemplating a procedure, the field is entirely different than the niche business for the super-rich that it was.
What Are the Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures?
These days, there isn’t a single area of the body that cannot be targeted with pinpoint accuracy to address issues and create improvements. What’s more, advances in the field have led to innovative new approaches that in many cases are now performed with minimal invasiveness. The major surgeries of years gone by are now performed as simple outpatient procedures with incredibly short recovery times. Some of the most popular procedures include:
Thousands of breast augmentations are performed each year in the United States. Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that enhances the size of the breasts with breast implants. Implants can be customized to each patient’s desired goals. Patients have the option of silicone or saline implants in a variety of sizes in a rounded or teardrop shape. A breast augmentation can also be combined with a breast lift, a popular plastic surgery for women bothered by sagging breasts after natural aging or pregnancy.
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) removes excess skin and fat from the stomach to restore a smooth, contoured appearance. During tummy tuck surgery, lax abdominal muscles are also tightened. This is especially beneficial for women whose muscles have been weakened by pregnancy and childbirth or patients with lax muscles after natural aging.
Liposuction can remove pockets of excess fat just about anywhere on the body! Many people are bothered by stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. Stubborn fat can be removed from the stomach, hips, thighs, back, under the chin, and more! Liposuction uses a thin tube called a cannula with vacuum-like technology that sucks out excess fat from the treated area(s).
Is Plastic Surgery Safe?
Today’s cosmetic surgery is in a different league to that of prior decades and the safety records of the best in the business are largely flawless. Information is more abundant and available online, the costs of procedures have dropped, and the results are incredible. However, it’s important to find a reputable board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure safe treatment and great results.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Kayastha is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Albany, NY who utilizes the latest techniques and advances in plastic surgery to deliver his patients with excellent care. Schedule your consultation today to learn about these procedures and other surgical options at K Plastic Surgery.