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Basics of cosmetic surgery

There are many types of cosmetic surgery. The following is an overview of popular procedures.

Eyelid This surgery corrects sagging or drooping of the eyelids and the removal of excess fat, skin and musclein the eye area.

Brow Lift - The surgery is to reduce the furrowing of the brow, soften an angry or tired look. It also eases the wrinkles of the forehead or the furrows between the brow.

Chin Augmentation - This surgery augments the bone structure of chin, making it more prominent. This surgery is commonly done along with rhinoplasty to balance the face.

Face Lift - The surgery is to reduce sagging and wrinkling in the lower face and neck. It is to help prevent advancement of aging for non senior adult or to assist one who is already wrinkled.

Nosejob - The surgery is to bring balance to the face through alteration of nose.

Tummy Tuck - The surgery is to remove the excess skin and fat in the abdomen that may have accumulated after pregnancy, obesity or age.

Breast Augmentation - It is a surgical procedure to enlarge or reconstruct the breasts by use of medical devise called a mammary prosthesis.

Liposuction - The surgery is to remove specific areas of unwanted fat; especially fat that is resistant to diet program or exercise.

Typical Surgery Costs

Eyelid - $2,500 to $5,500

Brow lift - $2,000 - $7,500

Chin augmentation - $2,400-$5,500 with implant; $500-$2,000 with injectables; $500 to $3,000 with fat grafting

Liposuction - $2,500 - $15,000

Tummy Tuck - $5,000 - $8,000

Face lift - $5,000 - $15,000 for major lift; $4,000 - $7,000 for minor

Breast Augmentation - From $2,500 to $10,000

Typical Recovery Times

Eyelid - 1 to 3 hours surgery, 7 to 10 days to recover

Brow lift - 1 to 2 hours of surgery, 10 days to return to work

Chin augmentation -1 to 1.5 hours surgery, 7 days to return to work

Face lift - 2- 5 hours of surgery, 2 weeks to return to work

Tummy Tuck - 2 to 4 hours of surgery, 3 to 6 weeks to return to work

Liposuction - 1 to 4 hours of surgery, 1 to 2 weeks to return to work

* Note: BeautyStaffs.com does not guarantee accuracy of data.


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