Plastic Surgery

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Plastic surgery is the umbrella term for a wide range of surgical procedures that are designed to improve the aesthetic appearance of the face or body.  Commonly performed procedures include ‘face-lifts’ (Rhytidextomy), ‘nose-jobs’ (Rhinoplasty) facial nips and tucks (such as Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, and brow and chin lifts) liposuction and ‘boob-jobs’ (breast augmentation.)

In addition there are a variety of complimentary or alternative procedures that may be performed to compliment or improve the results of surgery.  These include dermal fillers, chemical peels, laser surgery and dermabrasion. 

Cosmetic surgery has developed at a phenomenal rate in the past 20 years, devising new and faster procedures that are less physically traumatic and have a shorter recovery period.  Although not a cheap undertaking, various competitive prices plans mean that cosmetic surgery is a more realistic option for more people now that it was previously.  However, it is extremely important that you make any choices from an informed and confident perspective. 

For this reason, if you are considering any cosmetic surgical procedures it is advisable to have initial consultations with an impartial advisor.  Your GP is a good start.  If you do decide to go ahead with surgery ensure you choose an experienced, reputable surgeon who understands your needs and will work to produce achievable goals.  Remember, be realistic in your expectations from plastic surgery, and be prepared to spend time recovering properly to achieve the best results from your surgery.