Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures for Women

In a blog we posted last month, I wrote about popular procedures for men. Now, I’d like to review the most popular plastic surgery procedures for women.

According to American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2018, Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Rhinoplasty, Eye Lid Surgery, and Tummy Tuck are the top five cosmetic procedures women underwent.

According to American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2018, here are the top five cosmetic surgical procedures women underwent:

Breast Augmentation

Year after year, breast augmentation tops the list of plastic surgical procedures women underwent. Often to as a breast aug, it involves using either breast implants or fat transfer to increase the size of your breasts. This procedure can:

  • enhance breast size.
  • correct the loss in breast volume after pregnancy and breast feeding.
  • balance a difference in breast size.
  • Enhance your self-image and self-confidence

I also use breast implants when performing breast reconstruction for women after they have had a mastectomy 

Liposuction

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people who couldn’t shed unwanted pockets of fat no matter how much they exercise and diet turned to liposuction.

What it is: Liposuction, Liposculpture, or simply lipo, is a tried and true surgical fat removal procedure. 

What it isn’t: Lipo is not an overall weight-loss method. It is not a treatment for obesity.

The good news is that lipo is safer and more effective than ever because of the advances in both technology and technique. Depending on your specific needs, I target both large and very localized treatment areas with more precision, less trauma, and faster recovery.

Oftentimes, this is not a stand-alone procedure, though it certainly can be. It’s an ideal complementary surgical technique I combine with various other plastic surgical procedures, such as a tummy tuck.

Rhinoplasty

If you’re looking to reshape your nose, Rhinoplasty—also known as nose surgery or a nose job—may be the right surgery for you. That was certainly the case for over two hundred thousand women last year.

Rhinoplasty involves more than downsizing the nose. The goal is a natural looking nose that complements all your facial features by balancing its size, width, curves and angles. A few things I can change with nose surgery include:

  • Nose size, in relation to the other facial structures.
  • Width at the bridge.
  • Nose profile, with visible humps or depressions on the bridge.
  • Nasal tip, that is large or bulbous, drooping, or too upturned.
  • Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned.
  • Nasal asymmetry and deviation.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Eyes are one of the first places people notice the signs of aging on their face. Maybe that’s why eyelid surgery was the fourth most popular among women last year. Formally known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. 

What eyelid surgery can treat:

  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision.
  • Fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids.
  • Bags under the eyes.
  • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris.
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid.

My goal in performing eyelid surgery is to restore a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert.

Tummy Tuck – Abdominoplasty

A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive to achieve through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals. That’s why so many women turn to having a tummy tuck. Technically called an abdominoplasty, this very popular plastic surgical procedure removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles. My goal is to give my patients an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.

A tummy tuck is not just for women who have completed their families and where pregnancies have taken their toll on their abs. Even women who have not had any pregnancies can still develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging.

Please remember that, as with other plastic surgical procedures, a tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program.

What do you need?

It’s all about creating a custom solution that fits your needs. It’s never too late to start on an improved you. Find out more! Contact my patient coordinators at info@driteld.com to schedule a confidential consultation or call 312.757.4505

By |April 24th, 2019|Surgical Procedures|Comments Off on Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures for Women

About the Author:

Lawrence Iteld, MD is a board certified plastic surgeon in Chicago, IL. Dr. Iteld is committed to delivering the highest standards of aesthetic plastic and reconstructive surgery. He works tirelessly to achieve long-lasting, sustainable results for each patient, delivered with one-on-one personalized care.