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.
The nose job (technical term "rhinoplasty") has been something like a rite of passage for many a woman (and, increasingly, man.) It is often the first plastic surgery undertaken in a patient's life. If all goes well, the procedure can streamline and enhance the overall look of a face; if not, the patient can emerge with a botched feature in the center of her face. The stakes are high.
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).
Chemical peels work by removing the top layers of skin, so skin cells unaffected by surface aging and damage can emerge. Chemical peels are available in a variety of concentrations, each used for a different type of skin condition. Lighter chemical peels, like an AHA or BHA peel, are used for light wrinkling and small skin blemishes, while deeper chemical peels tackle pigment problems and more.
How do celebrities get those bright, white, Chicklet-esque chompers? In most cases, it's not from their gene pool—it's from veneers, custom-designed tooth covers. Veneers can permanently cover stains, chips, cracks, and whatever else (for the most part) aesthetically ails your teeth. The coverings can be made from porcelain or resin, though the former is more durable.