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Plastic surgery is a booming business. While millions of people in the United States have already had a portion of their body altered by a doctor, the industry continues to become more popular every year. There is no longer a social stigma associated with plastic surgery, so people are not afraid to use medicine to correct their flaws. These are the four most popular forms of plastic surgery in the United States.


Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a procedure designed to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. Unlike a lot of other forms of plastic surgery, there are no medical benefits associated with breast augmentation. The surgery is strictly done to help the patient feel better about their body. This procedure is performed on more than 300,000 women every year making it the most common plastic surgery in the United States.



Liposuction is performed on patients looking to reduce the amount of fat in their body. This is done by inserting a special suction device directly into the unwanted fat. The fat is then broken up into small pieces and suctioned out of the body. Once the fat is physically removed from the body, the patient will have a slimmer appearance. Liposuction is not approved for massive weight loss, so it can only be performed on people that have a moderate amount of excess fat.



Rhinoplasty is performed to alter the shape and structure of the nose. This is why the procedure is commonly referred to as a nose job. A rhinoplasty can be performed for cosmetic or medical reasons. Most of the surgeries are performed because the patient is not happy with the look of their nose, but structural issues inside the nose that cause breathing problems can also be corrected with a rhinoplasty.



The skin on the body naturally starts to sag and droop during the aging process. This becomes a major medical problem when the eyelids are affected. If the skin on the eyelids starts to sag too far, then it will lead to vision issues. The best way to correct this problem is with a blepharoplasty. Eyelid surgery can also be done on the lower eyelids to correct excessive puffiness.