Gastric bypass surgery is a serious operation that helps obese individuals shed dramatic amounts of weight very quickly. The procedure is performed by dividing the stomach into two chambers and stapling off the larger pouch, shrinking the stomach to the size of a walnut. No more than an ounce or two of food may fit inside this chamber post-surgery.
It's the most famous-and perhaps the most conspicuous-of cosmetic surgeries: the boob job. Breast augmentation is perfect for those women who wish their genetics had provided more natural padding up front.
Tummy tucks are common procedures for women who have lost a lot of weight or who have just given birth, although it can work for anybody who just has some extra skin flapping around. The best tummy tuck takers are within 30 percent of their ideal body weight; have good skin tone and elasticity; have been at a stable weight for at least six months; and want to remove diet—and exercise—resistant fat and loose skin that afflicts the abdomen.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure by which fat is vacuumed from the body through a small tube. While the surgery wonâ€™t necessarily result in significant weight loss, it can reshape and slim your body. With 283,957 procedures performed in 2009, liposuction was the second most popular cosmetic surgery of the year, barely trailing breast augmentation. For men, it was the most popular procedure.
Breast reduction surgery shrinks too-big breasts by surgically removing fat, glandular tissue (used in milk production) and skin. The ideal candidate suffers from skin irritation, chronic rashes, neck pain, deep shoulder grooves from bra straps and posture problems. Breast reduction surgery may help alleviate all of these symptoms.
A brow lift can un-droop eyebrows, de-hood eyelids and smooth out forehead furrows and frown lines for up to 10 years. The surgical procedure tightens the skin and muscles of your forehead to smooth out wrinkles, open up the area above the eyelids, and create a more pleasing brow arch.
Botox is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the country, and for good reason - it offers effective, moderately long-lasting wrinkle elimination with relatively few side effects and risks. Botox can be injected near the mouth, chin, neck, forehead creases and crow's feet (the wrinkles that fan out on the corner of your eyes).
A good bra can lift you up, but the only long-term solution to drooping breasts is surgery. Mastopexy-the breast lift-tightens breast tissues and removes excess skin, giving them a more ideal shape and position. The final results, however, can take six months to appear- the time is takes for swelling to subside.
Facelifts are effective for tightening and smoothing the chin, jaw, lower eyelid creases, loose skin, nasolabial folds, midface sagging, and jowls. The results of a facelift can last up to 10 years, but the procedure can't fight age forever.