When it comes to the state of your health, you may not be aware of the fact that the way you feel about yourself can actually affect the way you feel in general. Not only can low self-esteem keep you from doing many of the things you are perfectly capable of doing but it has been proven that the way you feel about yourself has a direct relationship to your health in general.
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Those who are depressed, believing that they do not look as good as they should or could, seem to come down with more colds and ailments than those who have high self-esteem. This is why so many patients opt for cosmetic surgery. If they look better they are sure to feel better and there really is evidence to prove just that. With that in mind, here are the top 5 cosmetic surgeries performed in the US each and every year.
Commonly referred to as liposuction, lipoplasty comes in first place within the top five cosmetic surgical procedures in the United States. Most people who have lived with being overweight for any length of time have undoubtedly heard of this procedure that literally sucks fat cells from under the skin through a hollow tube. This is especially helpful for people who have ‘problem areas’ that simply aren’t improved by dieting and exercise alone. Patients in Arizona, for example, would refer to specialists such as Scottsdale HD Liposuction that specialize in lipoplasty.
2. Breast Augmentation
Many women are born less endowed than they would like to be and so they undergo a surgical procedure called breast augmentation. In this surgical procedure, doctors make a small incision just under the breast into which they place an implant made of either silicone or saline.
This is one that has taken on the term tummy tuck, probably because that’s exactly what the surgeon does. In this surgical procedure the surgeon takes loose and sagging skin in the abdominal area and literally tucks it up tightly so that the sag is gone – or at least minimal. Many times sagging skin is left behind after a successful weight loss diet where the patient had been overweight for an extended period of time. The skin on the abdomen stretches with the additional weight and after a period of time at that level of tautness, the skin just doesn’t want to bounce back to where it should be. The solution? That’s right – a tummy tuck!
4. Blepharoplasty – Eyelid Surgery
This particular procedure is performed on two main groups of people. The first group would be those who have sagging skin around on the eyelids that interferes significantly with their vision. The other group of patients would be those who want to tuck up sagging skin for cosmetic reasons. They find sagging, puffy eyelids to be unattractive so they have them tightened and tucked up nicely.
5. Breast Lift
Unless a woman has unusually large breasts, there typically isn’t a need for a breast lift until later in life. A breast lift is a procedure whereby the surgeon cuts skin around the nipple and areola in order to shift the breast to a higher position. This is not a breast reduction procedure but breasts that are large and have hung heavily on the woman for her entire life can easily begin to sag. A breast lift brings them back to a tight, more youthful position with the nipple in the right place, not pointing down towards the ground!
So, here you have the top cosmetic surgeries in the United States. They may bounce around in their rankings from year to year, but you will always find them to be the most called-for cosmetic procedures year after year.