24 Sep

The 3 Most Common Plastic Surgery Procedures

liposuction1Nobody is perfect, but the modern man and woman now have the option to perfect their appearance using plastic surgery. Plastic surgery procedures are becoming more and more commonplace, though some procedures are more frequently requested than others.

  1. Breast Augmentation – According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, about 286,000 breast augmentation surgeries were performed in the U.S. in 2014. Breast augmentation surgery can be performed to change the size or shape of a woman’s breasts. Many women have the surgery to make their breasts larger, though the surgery can also be used to correct unevenness in size or abnormalities in shape. The average cost for breast augmentation surgery is about $5,000.
  2. Nose Reshaping – In 2014, approximately 217,000 nose-reshaping surgeries were performed in the United States. The official name for the procedure is rhinoplasty, and it can be used to change the size and shape of the nose. The average cost for this type of surgery is about $4,500.
  3. Liposuction – The third most common type of plastic surgery is liposuction – about 211,000 procedures were completed in 2014. Liposuction can be performed to slim and reshape certain areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits. This type of surgery can be applied to the hips, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, arms, back, and chest area. Liposuction is fairly expensive, costing an average of $3,000 per area in addition to nonsurgical fees.

No matter what kind of procedure you are thinking about, keep in mind that plastic surgery is a long-term commitment. Once you have the procedure done, you may not be able to go back. This is why it is important to think carefully before you commit and to choose a highly qualified plastic surgeon to perform the procedure.

Dr. William W. Adams MD

Plastic Surgeon at Dr. William W. Adams MD
Dr. William Adams is a serious surgeon. After stints in San Francisco, Portland, Oregon and Little Rock, Arkansas, he established his practice in St. Petersburg in 1995. For his internship and residency, he chose the prestigious Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, in large part because the program allowed him to immediately concentrate on plastic surgery. Find out more about Dr. Adams on Google + and Facebook

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