Plastic surgery has become a buzzword in the recent times in medical and cosmetic world alike. In Calgary, plastic surgery is a kind of surgery that involves restoration or alteration of human body. In medical point of view, a human body part can be restored in case of accident, burns or any other unexpected events. The original body part, if damaged very severely, is restored with the help of an artificial body part to carry the functions of the original. Many a times the restored body part looks as natural as the original. This is called reconstructive surgery with regards to plastic surgery in Calgary.
Cosmetic or aesthetic surgery in Calgary is the second type which aims at improving the look of the body part that undergoes surgery. This type of surgery is mainly used in the fashion and cinema industry by celebrities whose profession is to preserve and care physical body appearance. This is done on a healthy person to make his/her appearance more pleasing and attractive.
It is done mainly to:
- Cure severe burns or injuries and repair the affected body part
- Restore the cells or tissues removed or affected by diseases such as cancer.
- Physical deformities that existed from birth like extra growth of organs, tissues, birthmarks and malformation of fingers and limbs.
There are millions of plastic surgery procedures available in the world. Plastic surgery Calgary has many procedures available for patients who want to see the results they seek. According to American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) people underwent 1.8 million surgeries in the year 2005.
Types of Plastic Surgery in Calgary
Some important surgeries that are most sought after and have gained popularity in recent times are:
Liposuction: This is a popular and expensive surgery which involves removal of fat deposits from abdomen, thighs, buttocks and hips which are easily fat prone. The fat is taken out using a vacuum tube by inserting it under the skin. It will take up to one to four weeks depending upon the patient’s body structure, reaction to surgery and recovery speed. Many patients reported a complete recovery in 6 weeks as they had to wait for the swelling to heal. The estimated cost of this procedure is $2,300. Calgary plastic surgery has earned fame in this procedure in the recent years.
Breast augmentation: This is a procedure of enlarging woman’s breasts with the help of silicone or saline implants in Calgary. Nearly 3,00,000 women underwent this surgery in the year 2005 making it the most demanding cosmetic surgery among women. Doctors recommend that there should not be any physical contact with the breasts for up to four weeks. This is also an expensive treatment and estimates about $3,400 as consultation and physician fee. This tops the list of most demanding surgeries along with Liposuction.
Rhinoplasty: This is a surgery of the nose used to reshape, make big or small or to sharpen the tips. Also the distance between nose and upper lip or the gap between both the nostrils can be corrected with this surgery. Recovery time is two to three weeks with proper care post-surgery like avoiding sunburn or bumping nose for eight weeks. This is popular both with men and women and costs you about $3,500 for physician’s fee. This is common among film stars, models and even famous singers.
Blepharoplasty: This is a surgery of eyelids where bags under the eyes and drooping upper eyelids are removed by removing extra skin and muscle in Calgary. This procedure involves correction of eyeballs, eyelids and under eye wrinkles. Just a week or 10 days of care will give a good result. However people using contact lens may have to wait for two or more weeks to be able to wear the modified lens. Of course, there will be enough satisfaction for you for the amount $2,500 that you pay to the physician.
Abdominoplasty: This is a surgery where in excess fat and skin are removed from the abdomen and the tummy is flattened. The muscles in the area are tightened with the help of an incision which pulls off excess fat and skin. The underlying muscles which require treatment are repaired. Recovery time is ideally two to six weeks and the procedure will cost you $4,400. Though men suffer more from this problem it is women who undergo this surgery more. This procedure is famously called TUMMY TUCK.
Mastopexy: This surgery also called breast lift, is performed on women wishing to reshape their sagging breasts. This involves lifting up of breasts which usually go out of shape especially after breast feeding children. From this you can expect tightening of the breast tissues and reshaping of the nipples. This is a common procedure among various sections of women and will take a week to a month for recovery. The whole procedure will suck $3,600 from your pocket.
Rhitydectomy: Famously known as the facelift, this procedure does everything that you need for a beautiful face. It removes excess fat and skin from the face and makes it tight and firm. It results in a smoother and healthier skin by removing wrinkles and other signs of ageing. This is again more demanding among women who, according to statistics in 2005 have undergone 90% of the total surgeries. Doctors’ advice not to expose to sun till some months as the harmful rays might affect the treated areas. This procedure comes to around $4,500 including the physician’s fee.
Hair transplantation: Finally this surgery is something undergone by men generally which involves transplanting hair follicles that are usually prone to balding to the bald scalp. The surgeon inserts clusters of hair into the noggin giving it a chance to regrow. Wow, that is amazing what technology can do these days to even your hair. You may have to pay multiple visits to the clinic and over a period of time you can see the expected results. Don’t get surprised at the amount you will end up paying which amounts to nearly $5,000.
This is another famous common treatment among women which is a procedure of lifting forehead and the fine lines and droops which are an indicator of ageing. The procedure involves tightening the facial skin and forehead muscles. The amount you may have to expend is $2,400.
These are some of the famous and common surgical body treatments undergone by people around the world. Before checking in for a treatment, consider the pros and cons of the treatment and also the reputation of the physician and clinic in undertaking the treatment. After all, your body is your recognition.