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Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures in North America

26 April, 2017

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Some people would give anything to look beautiful. This includes undergoing rather painful and expensive surgical procedures to alter physical features. Cosmetic plastic surgery is rising in popularity around the world. It may not be as widespread as it was in the nineties, but still scores of men and women spend money on these procedures. Here is a list of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in North America:


Liposuction is possibly the most popular form of plastic surgery available right now. This procedure removes fat deposits from parts of the body. A surgeon will insert a tube underneath the skin, which will then be connection to a device like a vacuum. Then the device will literally suck the fat out of the body. Liposuction is commonly performed on abdomen, hip, buttock, thigh and upper arm parts of the body. An overwhelming number of patients for this procedure are women. Once completed, patients can recover in about a month.


Rhinoplasty more commonly known as nose jobs. Rhinoplasty surgeons replace the shape of the nose by altering the skin and cartilage. It’s common to have the nose made smaller, or bigger, have the nostrils narrowed or have the angle between the nose and upper lip altered. Rhinoplasty is popular among both men and women. Rhinoplasty procedures are not cheap and recovery time can be as long as eight weeks.

Breast Augmentation

This is one of the most popular forms of plastic surgery among women. In countries like Canada, silicone breast implants that make natural breasts look bigger or fuller remain quite popular, according to Calgary plastic surgery data. Breast augmentation is also known as mammoplasty, and doesn’t always involve implants. Women also seek breast lift procedures, where part of the breast and skin is removed or replaced to lift up sagging breasts. Women can recover from breast augmentation in a matter of days, but it is recommended to avoid all contact with breasts for up to four weeks.

Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty, or altering dropping eyelids, is a rather controversial surgery that is nonetheless popular. During this procedure, surgeons remove unwanted skin, fat and muscle from the eyelids above or below the eyes to make them look less droopy. Eyelid surgery does not improve vision. Sometimes, blepharoplasty is used to make Asian eyes look bigger. Women, more than men, prefer to get this procedure done.


Abdominoplasty is better known as tummy tuck procedures. Performed on the abdomen, it can get rid of beer bellies and make the tummy area look flat. However, it is women who mostly prefer to get this procedure done. During the surgery, extra fat and skin in the abdomen area is removed. Surgeons may also make the abdominal muscles tighter. Recovery time is only two weeks so this procedure remains highly desired. 


Face lift plastic surgery can make certain features like wrinkles and sagginess associated with ageing disappear. The process involves removing excess fat and “re-draping” the skin. Women are also more likely than men to get face lifts.
The above procedures do not cost more than $3,000. It’s always wise to be careful about the doctor you choose to perform these procedures on you.

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