Last Updated on 6th October 2016


Plastic surgery is rising in popularity. Instead of just putting up with our foibles, more and more of us are opting to go under the knife and surgically fix those problem areas. Here we take a look at the top five plastic surgeries, the reasons they’re opted for, and the effects they can have on our self-confidence.

1. Perhaps unsurprisingly, breast augmentation – or the ‘boob job’- is still the most frequently opted for plastic surgery. Breast augmentation surgery often encompasses more than simply inserting implants and enlarging a woman’s breast size; many women opt for surgery to lift their breasts or increase/reduce the size of one breasts to even out size disparities between the two. Breast augmentation surgeries can also be performed to reconstruct breast tissue following medically required surgery. For women with large breasts, breast reduction surgery offers a solution the psychological and physical problems that often accompany above-average sized breasts; back pain and issues with self-esteem can be averted with breast reduction surgery. Breast reduction in Manchester and London are becoming a more and more popular surgery destinations.

2. ‘Rhinoplasty’ is the medical term for a nose job. The name is derived from the Greek words ‘rhis’ (nose) and ‘plassein’ (to shape). Rhinoplasty is an extremely popular surgery throughout the world; our nose is one of our most defining and most obvious facial features, so it’s no surprise that we want it to look perfect. Common aims of rhinoplasty include either reducing the size of the nose, or improving its shape. Injuries to the nose commonly affect the shape of the nose and can result in reduced self-confidence. Rhinoplasty can also be carried out for medical purposes such as to correct a deviated septum or aid with breathing.

3. Liposuction is another common cosmetic surgery; it involves removing fat from specific areas of the body (such as the stomach, hips, or thighs) to improve body shape. Liposuction is often performed in conjunction with other abdominoplasty surgeries (tummy tucks). It’s important to remember though that Liposuction is not an alternative to dieting; not adhering to a healthy eating plan can result in the fat reappearing.

4. While we’re on the subject, we might as well move on to the tummy tuck. The aim of the tummy tuck procedure (known as Abdominoplasty to those in the know) is to improve the look of the abdomen by removing excess fat and tightening the skin. Tummy tucks are the most common procedure amongst mums as many women endeavour to banish the unwanted effects of pregnancy such as stretched tummy muscles and sagging skin. Tummy tucks are also commonly performed as a finishing touch after major weight loss accomplishments; tummy tucks help to remove the excess skin that’s left following weight-loss routines.

5. Face lifts. We have all heard of face lift horror stories, but a good face-lift should be undetectable. The purpose of the face lift procedure is typically to tighten skin to reduce signs of ageing on the face. Face lifts are also common after weight loss; losing weight can cause skin to sag, and a face lift can be the perfect finishing touch to a weight-loss wonder. Depending on which area of their face a patient is most concerned with, face lifts can also include brow lifts, eye lifts, lip lifts and ear lifts.

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