The Top Surgical Procedures of 2016
Plastic surgery continues to maintain its popularity due to the constant expectations created by society to look young and refreshed. Both men and women seek out plastic surgery every year to increase their confidence and restore their appearance. So, what are the primary procedures people are undergoing? According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2016 statistics, the top surgical procedures performed last year were liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tuck surgery, eyelid surgery, and breast lift surgery.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction was the top surgical procedure performed in 2016. It is designed to remove stubborn fat from any area of the body. Some of the most popular areas treated with liposuction are the abdomen, flanks, thighs, arms, and neck. Dr. Wilson performs the VASERlipo® technique, which involves the use of ultrasound technology to loosen fat before removal. A cannula hooked up to a vacuum device suctions the fat and contours the body. VASERlipo® can help a patient safely and effectively achieve dramatic results.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation remains one of the most requested plastic surgeries by women. It involves the use of saline or silicone breast implants to increase the size and improve the shape of the breasts. As more implant options are developed, breast augmentation continues to provide customized results according to each patient’s body type and goals. Women can achieve fuller breasts that create an attractive shape, which helps to increase their confidence.
What Is Tummy Tuck Surgery?
Tummy tuck surgery is performed on men and women who want to tighten their abdomen for a firmer, more defined abdominal contour. Post-pregnancy women and people who have lost a significant amount of weight often opt for tummy tuck surgery to target stubborn abdominal fat and remove the excess skin. Dr. Wilson performs tummy tuck surgery by making an incision in the abdomen below the bikini line. Through the incision, abdominal muscles are tightened and excess tissue and fat are removed.
What Is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is one of the most common facial procedures for both men and women. The eyes are a main feature of the face; when a person has aged and/or tired eyes, it can affect their entire appearance. Blepharoplasty is performed to eliminate excess skin, fat, and tissue from the eyes to restore a younger appearance. The upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both can be corrected during eyelid surgery. Small incisions are made in the eye crease to correct the upper eyelids, and incisions are made along the lower lash line or internal part of the lower eye to address the lower eyelids. Patients can achieve an eyelid look that is youthful and refreshed that makes their eyes more open and alert.
What Is Breast Lift Surgery?
Many women will notice that their breast skin loses elasticity over time, causing the breasts to sag. Breast lift surgery is designed to restore a firmer, more youthful breast projection by lifting and supporting the breast tissue. One of various incision techniques can be used for breast lift surgery, such as:
- Donut: Along the outer border or the areola
- Lollipop: Along the outer border of the areola and vertically down the lower breast tissue
- Anchor: Around the outer border of the areola, vertically down the lower breast tissue, and along the breast crease
Dr. Wilson will help a patient decide on the best incision option depending on the severity of breast sagging and their body type.
If you would like to learn more about your surgical options, schedule your consultation with Dr. Wilson today! Contact us by calling (256) 551-2002 or by filling out our online contact form.