Cosmetic Procedures

What is it?

Surgical Procedures

Breast augmentation: breasts are enlarged by placing an implant behind each breast.

Breast lift: extra skin is removed from the breast to raise and reshape breast.


Breast reduction: Fat, tissue, and skin is removed from breast.


Eyelid surgery:extra fat, skin, and muscle in the upper and/or lower eyelid is removed to correct eyelids.


Facelift: extra fat is removed, muscles are tightened, and skin is rewrapped around the face and neck to improve sagging facial skin, jowls, and loose neck skin.


Facial implant: Implants are used to change the nose, jaws, cheeks, or chin.


Forehead lift: extra skin and muscles that cause wrinkles are removed, eyebrows are lifted, and forehead skin is tightened.


Lip augmentation: material is injected or implanted into the lips to create fuller lips and reduce wrinkles around the mouth.


Liposuction: excess fat from a targeted area is removed with a vacuum to shape the body.


Nose surgery: nose is reshaped by resculpting the bone and cartilage in the nose.


Tummy tuck: Extra fat and skin in the abdomen is removed, and muscles are tightened to flatten tummy.

 

Non-Surgical Procedures

Botulinic toxin type A injection: Botulinic toxin is injected into a facial muscle to paralyze it, so lines don’t form when a person frowns or squints.

Collagen/fat injection: collagen from a cow or fat from your thigh or abdomen is injected into facial wrinkles, pits, or scars.

Dermabrasion: a small, spinning wheel or brush with a roughened surface removes the upper layers of facial skin. A new layer of skin appears during healing, giving the face a smoother appearance. Used to treat facial scars, heavy wrinkles, and problems like rosacea.


Hyaluronic acid injection: this gel is injected into your face to smooth lines, wrinkles, and scars on the skin.


Laser hair removal: laser light is passed over the skin to remove hair.


Laser skin resurfacing: laser light is used to remove wrinkles, lines, age spots, scars, moles, tattoos, and warts from the surface of the skin.


Sclerotherapy: a solution is injected into spider and varicose leg veins (small purple and red blood vessels) to remove the veins.


Chemical Peel: a solution is put onto the face (or parts of the face) that causes the skin to blister and peel off. It is replaced with new skin.


Tooth Whiteners (peroxide agents): depending on the product, either you or the dentist applies peroxide using strips; a mouth guard with gel; or a tray inside your mouth around your teeth


Womenshealth.gov
http://www.4woman.gov/bodyimage/procedures.cfm

 

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