Nowadays, both women and men make up their minds to undergo plastic surgery. Some people want to correct the shape of the ears, someone needs to get rid of skin neoplasms, and someone wants to eliminate scars left after previous surgery. In all of these cases, plastic surgeons come to the rescue.
For every person, the decision to undergo plastic surgery is a rather difficult step, which not everyone has the guts to opt for. Nonetheless, more and more patients turn to plastic surgeons every year. The goals can be different: from the desire to get rid of congenital imperfections, or removing scars after the accident, to the desire to get fuller lips or perfect breasts with the help of plastic surgery. In any case, before any cosmetic procedure, the pros and cons should be considered.
If a person has congenital imperfections or visible results of an accident, then plastic surgery can change their lives for the better. Difficulty accepting the self can be an obstacle to the mental well-being of a person. Very often, only after plastic surgery, the person can feel the freedom he always strived for.
Plastic surgery is a fast way to get the desired appearance. And this doesn't come as a surprise. The rhythm of life of a modern person does not allow frequent visits to beauty salons or the gym.
It should be noted that surgical intervention involves a short recovery period. Thanks to up-to-date technologies, pain and complications are minimized. Depending on the complexity of the surgical intervention, people spend from one to several days in hospitals.
Before plastic surgery
Plastic surgery belongs to the category of invasive procedures.
You should have a clear picture of the desired outcome. It is important to consult plastic surgeons before any cosmetic procedure to understand what you can work with and what is not suitable for you. You and your doctor should consider your current health condition and possible complications after the chosen type of plastic surgery.
Accordingly, the following aspects should be included:
- Preliminary consultation with plastic surgeons.
Before deciding on plastic surgery, you should consult with several specialists and opt for the best plastic surgeon.
Plastic surgeons will study your medical history and determine a list of indications and contraindications for cosmetic procedures. All the necessary examinations and consultations with specialists will also be carried out.
Dissatisfaction with the outcome of plastic surgery can occur after any surgical intervention. Besides, complications such as bleeding or scarring should never be ruled out.
After plastic surgery, you will need some time to recover: from several days to several months. It should be noted that medical procedures can affect various aspects of your professional and personal life.
Plastic surgery can boost your self-esteem. However, plastic surgery is not a cure for depression and other psychological disorders.
Types of plastic surgery
Plastic surgery procedures can be classified according to the area of performance into:
- Eyelid surgery
- Nose surgery (rhinoplasty)
- Ear surgery (otoplasty)
- Hair transplant
- Breast surgery (breast lift, breast reduction, or breast augmentation)
- Abdominal plastic surgery (abdominoplasty, liposuction)
- Body contouring after weight loss
- Combined plastic surgery (two or more body regions)
- Reconstructive plastic surgery (for the severe external lesions)
Facial plastic surgeries
Nowadays, both men and women decide on the facelift procedure to slow down the aging of the face.
A facelift can help with the correction of brow ptosis (droopy eyebrows), correction of forehead wrinkles, correction of wrinkles on the cheeks, correction of wrinkles of the skin on the neck, correction of lower and upper lip defects, etc.
Currently, open and endoscopic facelifts and their combinations are available. The overall goal of these cosmetic procedures is reducing saggy skin, restoring the contours of the face and neck, and eliminating facial wrinkles.
- Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is perhaps one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed for both the reduction of the number of wrinkles on the lower and upper eyelids and the elimination of the so-called "under-eye bags".
With age, the skin around the eyes becomes flabbier. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can help get rid of the annoying bags and wrinkles. Currently, their reduction can be performed in the most gentle way possible with transconjunctival blepharoplasty, in which surgical interventions are performed in the mucous membrane of the eyelid, without damaging the integrity of the skin. With the help of blepharoplasty, it is also possible to eliminate the "sad eyes" look.
- Nose surgery (rhinoplasty).
Nose surgery (rhinoplasty) includes several types of plastic surgery performed on the nose at once: changing the shape of the tip of the nose, reduction of length of the nose, changing the size and shape of the nostrils, and correcting the very shape of the nose. Also, this type of operation allows correcting defects resulting from injuries and accidents.
Nose surgery is the most difficult area of plastic surgery, which requires an integrated approach to solving issues of facial aesthetics and functionality. When changing the shape and size of the nose, it is necessary not only to improve the proportions of the face, but also to maintain and, if necessary, improve the functions of nasal breathing. That is why nose correction operations are performed only by highly qualified plastic surgeons.
Ear surgery (otoplasty) allows correcting the most common congenital and acquired deformities of the ears such as protruding ears, sharp tips of the ears, and the shape of the earlobe.
In each case, the plastic surgeons select the possible procedure. Besides, this surgery does not require a long stay in hospitals. Correction of protruding ears, the auricle, the earlobe, reconstruction of the earlobe, reconstruction of the auricle are usually carried out.
Most often, otoplasty is performed for aesthetic reasons. The most common surgical intervention is auricular plastic surgery for protruding ears. It is believed that this operation is best performed at an early age, starting from 6 years old, since it is by this age that the process of formation of the auricles is completed.
The cosmetic procedure of correction of the auricles requires experienced plastic surgeons, as it is performed with the implementation of the principles of symmetry.
Breast plastic surgery
Breast lift (mastopexy) is an operation to eliminate ptosis of the mammary glands and improve their shape. The essence of the medical operation is to lift the nipple-areola complex with the simultaneous shift of breast tissue and reduction of excess skin, while the volume of the breast almost does not change.
This surgery gives the breasts a natural harmonious shape; ptosis (prolapse), and the phenomenon of the loss of skin elasticity are eliminated.
Breast lift without implants is performed in the following cases:
- Asymmetry of the breasts
- Prolapse of the mammary glands
- Сhanges in the contour and shape of the breasts
- Abnormalities in one of the breasts (hypoplasia)
Breast augmentation is the most popular type of plastic surgery, which indicates perfectly refined techniques and a high level of professionalism of plastic surgeons. The surgery can help not only women with small breasts but also those who want to correct recurrent changes and the consequences of breastfeeding. In some cases, breast augmentation is performed in combination with a breast lift (mastopexy).
An important attribute of breast augmentation is a breast implant. Therefore, the result of the surgery depends largely on its quality.
The goal of breast augmentation is, of course, to enlarge and improve the contours of the breasts. Unfortunately, the possibilities of the applied method are not limitless and depend not only on the wishes of the patient but also on the initial state of the mammary glands that include the condition of the subcutaneous fat layer, the presence of ptosis and deformities. The preoperative asymmetries in the size of the areolas and nipples persist after the operation.
Before breast augmentation, a patient needs to undergo a medical examination and laboratory tests. At the preliminary consultation, the patient must inform the doctors about the previous and current diseases of the internal organs, about previous surgeries, and allergic reactions.
Breast reduction is a fairly common surgical intervention that allows a woman to get rid of health problems caused by excess weight of the mammary glands.
Breast reduction is often performed for treatment of the following pathologies:
- Gigantomastia. Gigantomastia is most often associated with the replacement of breast tissue with fatty tissue. In women with gigantomastia, other associated problems are possible: asymmetry, breast prolapse due to its volume, as well as back pain and dermatological problems.
- Asymmetry of the mammary glands. The asymmetry of the mammary glands indicates both uneven size and volume of the breast or the location of the mammary glands at different levels.
- Gynecomastia in men. Gynecomastia is an endocrine hormonal disorder caused by the glandular tissue accumulation in the breast.
- Severe ptosis of the mammary glands.
Liposuction and body contouring after weight loss
Liposuction is the correction of body contours with the removal of excess subcutaneous fat. Types of liposuction include liposuction on the cheeks and chin, on the tummy, outer and inner thigh, knee, lumbar region, and buttocks.
Liposuction is a highly effective correction method. This type of correction cannot be compared with traditional methods of dealing with obesity like diet or exercise. This plastic surgery allows quickly and successfully removing the excess fat from the following areas:
- Tummy and waist
- Outer and inner thighs
- Shoulder and back areas
- Cheek and chin areas
Liposuction is the most effective in patients with localized fat layer and normal skin elasticity, which allows it to come to normal state after surgery more quickly. Age is not a limitation for liposuction, although, with pronounced signs of decreased skin tone, the results may not be as favorable as in younger patients.
In one liposuction procedure, plastic surgeons cannot remove more than three liters of fat, as it can harm the body greatly. It should also be remembered that this intervention is intended for body shaping, and not for weight loss in patients with general obesity. This procedure does not eliminate the cause of excess weight, nor does it treat obesity, cellulite, and stretch marks on the skin.
Liposuction is often performed with a laser.
The technique of laser liposuction provides the patient with the opportunity to observe the process, since the procedure is conducted under local anesthesia, and the patient is conscious.
The procedure itself is low-traumatic: a micro-puncture is made, through which a very thin laser probe is inserted under the skin. Targeted laser energy liquefies fat cells. The fat then enters the bloodstream and dissolves naturally.
During laser heating, elastin and collagen begin to reproduce actively. Due to this, the skin becomes more smooth, elastic, and toned.
- Body contouring after weight loss.
Following heavy weight loss, the skin sometimes does not tone completely. This leaves a considerable amount of excess skin. Even though a so-called pendulous abdomen can often be concealed under loose clothing. It leaves a person feeling uncomfortable despite the weight reduction. Moreover, there is a risk of skin infections underneath the folds due to friction and sweating.
The most affected areas are the abdomen, sides of the waist, thighs, upper arms, and breasts. Aesthetic-surgical lifting operations can reduce excess skin and help achieve a toned silhouette.
For women and men who suffer from excess skin following heavy weight loss, removal of the excess skin is often an appropriate solution that leads to increased physical and psychological well-being.
If various body regions need correction, it is advisable to proceed in several steps. The individual decision regarding the number and order of necessary operations should, however, always be made following an examination and extensive consultation.
Where can I undergo plastic surgery?
Health tourism becomes more and more popular these days, as treatment abroad ensures a much better quality of cosmetic plastic surgery.
The best success rates in plastic surgery show:
- TravelMEDI Clinic Istanbul, Turkey
- University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany
- Hanyang University Medical Center Seoul, South Korea
- Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
- University Hospital Erlangen, Germany
You can check out the full list of hospitals on the Booking Health website.
The cost of plastic surgery abroad
The prices in hospitals listed on Booking Health are relatively low. With Booking Health, you can undergo treatment abroad and have plastic surgery in the best hospitals in the world at an affordable price.
The cost of plastic surgery varies, as the prices depend on hospitals, the chosen type of plastic surgery, and the complexity of treatment.
You also need to consider the cost of additional corrective procedures and follow-up care. Therefore, the ultimate cost of plastic surgery may differ from the initial price. To make sure that the cost of plastic surgery is suitable for you, contact us by leaving the request on Booking Health website.
How can I undergo treatment abroad with plastic surgery?
It is not easy to self-organize any treatment abroad. It requires certain knowledge and experience in health tourism. Thus, it is safer, easier, and less stressful to shift some responsibility onto a medical tourism agency.
As the largest and most transparent medical tourism agency, Booking Health has up-to-date information on plastic surgery treatment in the best hospitals in the world. Booking Health will help you select a hospital, taking into account your wishes for treatment. It is vital to have accurate information on the success rates of the particular hospital in plastic surgery.
We want to help you and take on all the difficulties. You can be free of unnecessary stress, while Booking Health takes care of all organizational issues. Our goal is to find the best healthcare facility for you, where you can safely undergo plastic surgery.
Medical tourism can be easy! All you need to do is to leave a request on the Booking Health website, and our manager will contact you shortly.