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Most of us are not 100% happy with the way our body looks, and for some people, it can be the reason for a lack of self-confidence and anxiety.

There are many aspects that people wish they could change about their bodies.

Some people would like to be taller, others would like to be slimmer and others would simply like to look a little toned.

While not all of these are entirely possible, others are achievable, and one method that can help is plastic surgery.

Many people will think of plastic surgery as being something that you do to your face in order to remove wrinkles and look younger.

Though there are a number of facial procedures that can be carried out, you might be surprised that there are also a number of them that you can undergo to change the appearance of your body.

There are many instances where plastic surgery is carried out for health reasons and to rectify medical conditions that a person may be suffering from.

However, most are to improve face or body appearance, and these are procedures that are very popular with both men and women.

One of the most popular procedures that women have on their bodies is breast enlargement.

Many women are very anxious about the size of their breasts and want to have them enlarged.

Everywhere in the media you will see images of slim women with large breasts, and lots of women feel that this is how they should look.

Women with small breasts can suffer greatly from a lack of self-confidence, especially at places like the swimming pool or at the beach.

The surgical procedure for a breast enlargement is fairly standard and involves implants being inserted into the chest via an incision on the underside of the breast or under the arm.

The two main types of implant are silicone and saline, though other options are available if required.

It is important to mention that not all breast enlargement surgery is carried out purely for appearance reasons. A patient may have lost one or both breasts to cancer or a serious accident.

Breast Reduction

There are a lot of women who are also going under the knife for a breast procedure but in these cases, it is for a reduction and not an enlargement.

Some women have naturally large breasts and these can often be the main reason for suffering pain in the neck, back and shoulder area.

It’s not just women who have this procedure. Some men also have large breasts and want to have them reduced, as it could be the cause of a lot of embarrassment and even depression.

Liposuction

This is a procedure that is carried out to remove pockets of fat from the body. It must be stressed that this is not a procedure to lose weight. 

That is something that you will need to speak to a specialist with and follow a strict diet and exercise regime.

Liposuction is generally performed on areas of the body such as the buttocks, thighs, abdomen, face and neck and hips.

It can dramatically help improve the shape of a person's body, which for many patients, is the most important thing as it will have a huge effect on their mental wellbeing and self belief.

This is not a procedure that can be performed on everyone. The patient should be in general good health and not be obese or very overweight.

People who are will most likely be told to lose a percentage of weight before the procedure can be done.

Abdominoplasty

This is the official name for what is commonly known as a “tummy tuck”. This is a procedure that is carried out in order to reduce the size of the abdomen and to reduce the amount it sticks out.

Excess fat and skin are removed from the abdomen area and the muscles that form the abdominal wall are tightened.

Tummy tucks are usually performed on patients who have fat that they are not able to lose through diet or exercise.

This type of fat is often referred to as “stubborn fat” and is generally found in patients over the age of 45, though it can be something found in younger people as well.

Whatever type of plastic surgery you plan to have on your body, it is very important that you have a realistic view on just what the procedure can achieve.

You should have a consultation with your doctor who can talk you through the process and explain what the results will be, and what recovery time you might also need.

Everyone has a different body, so all procedures will give slightly different results upon completion. 

Laura Jones

Laura Jones is our chief editor and driving force behind this blog. She also works as a beauty consultant specializing in research and development of innovative and new age beauty products.She believes that sharing knowledge is the best way to improve the quality of life.

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