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5 Most Common Plastic Surgery Procedures

Each year plastic surgery is growing in popularity, there are almost 2 million surgical procedures occurring in the United States each year. In the last ten years, plastic surgeries’ total number has increased by 98%. This is a tremendous increase considering that the majority of plastic surgery patients pay privately.

Dr. Zaydon is a certified plastic surgeon expert witness who has been rendering professional plastic surgery services in Miami, Florida, for over 20 years. Today he will share the most common plastic surgery procedures – which he also performs.

Liposuction

Liposuction is the procedure of removing fat deposits with a tube that is inserted beneath the skin. The vacuum-like device sucks out the fat from the particular part of the body, such as abdomen, upper arms, hips, buttocks, and thighs. The procedure is often performed under local or general anesthesia.

The recovery period lasts from one to four weeks depending on the area treated, but it may also take up to six months for the swelling to completely subside.

Breast Augmentation

There are over 350,000 breast augmentation procedures taking place in America each year making this kind of plastic surgery procedure immensely popular. This type of surgery is done for many reasons including:
  • Breast enlargement
  • Replacement of a breast that is absent
  • Making breast symmetrical
Most women choose silicone implants over saline because they tend to give a more natural look. The recovery time only requires one to two weeks before patients can return to their regular activities.

Breast reduction

Breast reduction for women is a type of plastic surgery procedure that insurance routinely covers, because the benefits go far beyond enhancing a person’s appearance.

Some women with large breasts often have a hard time looking for clothes that would perfectly fit them. They are also prone to having chronic back pain and poor posture. The breast reduction procedure ideally reduces the size and weight of the breast to relieve back pain and improve posture.

This type of surgery is also applicable to men who suffer from a condition called gynecomastia, which causes some men to have breasts like women.

The recovery period is approximately two weeks, then the patient can return to work or go back to normal activities.

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, or a nose job, is the reshaping of the nose so that it becomes symmetrical with the rest of the face. The plastic surgeon expert witness may change the shape of the nose entirely or enhance areas of the nose to achieve a more pleasing appearance.

If a person has a deviated septum, this type of surgery would help improve breathing. Insurance can also cover this type of procedure.

People typically need one to three weeks to recover and they are advised to avoid bumping their nose or getting their nose sunburned for up to eight weeks.

A facelift

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure in which excess fat is removed and muscles are tightened to achieve a more youthful appearance. A facelift is often combined with other plastic surgery procedures, such as a forehead lift, or eyelid shaping, to enhance the overall appearance of the patient. After the surgery, the patient may experience redness, swelling and bruising which is normal. Patients can return to work after two weeks, but sun exposure should be limited for several months. The complete healing will be visible within 12 weeks.
In addition to being a plastic surgery expert witness, Dr. Zaydon is also a certified Expert Medical Advisor. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Zaydon’s services as a plastic surgery expert witness, please Contact Us.
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