The most commonly performed surgeries are those that involve improving the function of the organ or repairing it. Others are used to correct birth defects and others are used to treat illnesses. There are many different types of surgery available and the one that will be used for the particular problem at hand is determined by the individual. Some of the surgery types include procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tucks, rhinoplasty, liposuction, nasal surgery and so on. This article provides an introduction to some of these different surgery types and what they can do for the body.
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that involves the implants being inserted either directly through the chest wall muscles or through the navel area. The implants are then used to increase the size of the breast or to enhance the look of the breasts. For this type of surgery there is no need to go through a long term process as the implants can be removed if the patient decides they are not happy with the results. The cost of the procedure can vary from thousands of dollars to tens of thousands of dollars depending on how much skin will be removed and where it is located.
Liposuction is a major surgery type that can involve removing excess fat from specific areas in the body. There are different areas that can be treated with this procedure such as the abdomen, buttocks, chin and face. This procedure is the most popular form of liposuction and around the world it is used in approximately one hundred and sixty thousand procedures each year. The cost of the treatment can be up to ten thousand dollars depending on how large the area needs to be treated and whether or not implants will be used. Liposuction is usually a last resort cosmetic procedure.
Abdominoplasties or “abdominoplasty” are the replacement of part of the reproductive organs such as the womb or ovaries and the surgery can be used to repair a severely damaged fallopian tube, remove excess fat from the pelvis or uterus and fix congenital abnormalities. Depending on what is damaged in these areas surgery types can range from minor and decorative to major reconstructive surgery. The procedure is commonly used for women who have undergone several pregnancies with no children and to correct many reproductive problems.
“Craniofacial surgery” is a major surgery type used to repair or enhance an individual’s face and features. Depending on the requirements of the patient surgery can range from simple procedures to complicated reconstructive work. Craniofacial surgery can be performed to treat injuries or normal aging such as the effects of aging, burns and scarring. The individual risks of the procedure vary greatly and can include problems with breathing after the procedure or complications after the individual leaves the hospital.
All of these different types of procedures can be very useful for improving appearance and self esteem and can provide a boost to those who may feel they have lost confidence in their appearance over time. For those individuals who are interested in having surgery done but do not know what to look for or who are not sure what exactly they want to achieve by having the procedure done there are a number of different preoperative and postoperative services available. Each of these services can help to determine what is needed before and after the surgery has been performed.