When it comes to plastic surgery, patients are either looking to enhance or diminish one body part or another, literally from head to toe. for example, hair replacement patients seek to increase the volume of hair on their heads, while patients who suffer in high heels seek to increase the volume of fat padding on the bottom of their feet. there is no end to how plastic surgery can bring about the slightest, to the most dramatic change to each patient’s body. When a man or a woman knows what they would like to change, and are within reason, they can fine-tune their body in countless ways.
Let’s start with the increasing volume of procedures that so many men and women opt for throughout this country. first, starting with the head, as mentioned earlier, hair implants are a form of volume enhancement. second, facial fillers for a face-lift, or facial implants alter the shape of facial features and facilitate a taught, more youthful appearance. Third, breast implants, one of the top five cosmetic procedures for the past ten years, can make use of the patients own body fat or stem cells, use silicone or saline filled implants and now a gel to increase breast volume. Fourth, buttocks implants and calf implants are a little more rare, but they have been, and continue to be used in men and women who believe that what they have isn’t going to grow to the size they desire. Lastly, as also mentioned earlier, a patient’s own body fat can be used to fill in under depressed or gaunt skin in the face, the hands and the feet. there are also non-surgical procedures that can enhance the appearance of the body, but these procedures make the most dramatic and longest lasting impression on the patient’s body and view of themselves.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, the list of plastic surgery procedures that many men and women use to decrease the volume in their features and body is just as long. first, the nose job procedure is still in the top five performed procedures in any annual statistical reporting. Patients have a bump shaved down or their nostrils tapered in, etc. second, lip reduction is a little rare, but it is still performed each year in extreme cases. Third, liposuction is growing as one of the most popular ways to decrease body volume for men and women who are otherwise healthy, but are still overweight. This procedure can be performed from the neck down to the legs in order to eliminate some of the excess, subcutaneous fat. Forth, the tummy tuck procedure helps to redefine the abdomen with three technique options. Lastly, the breast reduction eliminates a little bit of volume in the chest in order to make the patient more comfortable. All of the volume reducing or increasing procedures simply aim to help each patient feel more comfortable in their own skin, regardless of size.