Almost thousands of cosmetic surgeries are performed daily around the world. Women in particular still undergo aesthetic plastic surgery: men only make up around 13 percent. But they too are increasingly opting for cosmetic surgeries. And that for a high price.
Cosmetic surgery that is not medically necessary must be paid for out of pocket. In addition, every intervention can be associated with risks and complications. But the desire to match a certain look seems to be greater for many people. We’ll tell you which cosmetic surgeries are the most popular.
The most common cosmetic surgery world-wide is breast augmentation. The procedure is carried in different countries. This is particularly done for beauty interventions. The intervention is usually carried out for aesthetic reasons. Sometimes the operation is also performed for medical reasons. For example if the breasts are of different sizes and the imbalance leads to orthopedic problems.
Breast implants are used to enlarge the breasts. These are available in different sizes and with different filling materials such as silicone gel, hydrogel or a saline solution.
Duration: around one to two hours
Costs: around $3500 to $6000
Upper and lower eyelid lifts are the second most common cosmetic surgery worldwide. The aim is to tighten the area around the eyes and thereby make it look younger again. If the excess skin- for example with drooping eyelids – is very large, the field of vision can be disturbed. In that case, the health insurance company may cover the costs. The eyelid tightening is a comparatively small procedure that can be carried out on an outpatient basis and carries relatively few risks if carried out correctly.
Duration: around 45 minutes
Cost: around $1200 to $2000
Being slim and getting rid of unwanted fat deposits: this is the main motivation for those who have liposuction. The most common areas of the body include the stomach, legs, hips and buttocks.
However, this procedure should be carefully considered: it does not replace the exercise program or a healthy diet and is not suitable as a treatment for obesity patients. But there are also clinical pictures in which liposuction can be useful, for example in the case of painful fat distribution disorders such as lipedema.
Duration: around 20 minutes to 2 hours
Cost: around $1500 to $7500
Neck and forehead facelift
The facelift is equally popular with men and women. The goal: counteract the natural aging process and make the face appear younger. You can choose between numerous methods for this purpose. Thread lifting, for example, is particularly popular. With the help of wafer-thin threads, sunken fat and connective tissue is lifted and reattached.
Duration: about 30 minutes to 5 hours, depending on the method
Costs: The costs very greatly depending on the type of procedure. Depending on the method and effort involved, costs between $1000 to $ 9000 can be incurred.
Voluminous, harmoniously shaped lips are particularly attractive to women. With a lip correction, the patients except such an effect. The procedure can be carried out by injecting autologous fat or fillers such as collagen or hyaluronic acid. Another option is to insert an implant.
Lip correction can usually be carried out on an outpatient basis. Since the skin of the lips is relatively sensitive, swelling and numbness can occur in the days after the procedure.
Duration: around 20 to 30 minutes
Cost: around $300 to $500
Oversized breasts (so-called breast hypertrophy) can not only become an emotional burden, but can also be associated with physical complaints such as back pain. In this case, the breast reduction is sometimes also paid for by the health insurance company.
Depending on the cutting techniques, a distinction is made between T, L, I and O methods. Basically, it is a major procedure that requires through follow-up care.
Duration: around 2 to 3 hours
Cost: around $7500
Serve weight loss, pregnancy, breast feeding: these are all challenges for the female body and especially for the breast. It becomes limp, may droop and lose volume. The main aim of the breast lift is to bring the breast back into the desired shape. Basically, this procedure is only recommended if the woman does not want to have another child, as this would change the breast tissue again during and after a pregnancy. In addition, the operation should only be carried out after weaning.
Duration: around 3 to 4 hours
Cost: around $6000 to $7000
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) especially is good for people who have a strong opt weight loss. Because then there is often excess skin in the abdominal area. This also occurs during pregnancy. Targeted abdominal training can help to a certain extent but it usually does not completely get rid of excess skin.
Then a tummy tuck can help. However, visible scars usually remain here.
Duration: around 1 to 3 hours
Costs: around $4000 to $7000
Breast Augmentation (with autologous fat)
These types of implants are typically used to enlarge the breast. Now breast augmentation with autologous fat is also becoming increasingly popular- especially among women whose bodies reject the implants. The problem: So far, there have been hardly any studies on this method. Therefore, the procedure should only be carried out after detailed medical advice and through consideration.
Duration: around 2 to 3 hours
Costs: around $7000
Almost everyone has some kind of scars on their body. If these are particularly large or are particularly visible, this can be perceived as a cosmetic impairment. Sometimes scars can be even restrict freedom of movement and therefore make medical sense.
During the operation, the scar tissue is removed and closed. However, the correction should be made when the scar has completely healed and has already turned light.
Duration: around 15 to 45 minutes
Costs: around $50 to $200