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Abdominoplasty (Also called tummy tuck): A surgical procedure to flatten your abdomen by removing extra fat and skin, and tightening muscles in your abdominal wall.
|Aesthetic plastic surgery|
Aesthetic plastic surgery: (Also called cosmetic plastic surgery). This is one type of surgery performed to repair or reshape otherwise normal structures of the body, primarily to improve the patients appearance and self esteem.
Anesthesia: Lack of normal sensation brought on by an anesthetic drug.
Asymmetry: Lacking symmetry; parts of the body are unequal in shape or size
Augmentation mammoplasty: (Also called Breast Augmentation) Breast enlargement by surgery.
Blepharoplasty: (Also called eyelid lift): This surgical procedure reduces bagginess from lower eyelids and raises drooping eyelids. The procedure involves the removal of excess skin, muscle and underlying fatty tissue to redefine the shape of the eye.
Botox: A substance derived from botulinum toxin that works by preventing nerve impulses from reaching the muscle, causing the muscle to relax.
Brachioplasty: (Also called arm lift): A surgical procedure to correct sagging of the upper arms.
Brow lift: A surgical procedure in which the skin of the forehead and eyebrows is tightened to eliminate sagging eyebrows or correct frown lines in the forehead and between the brows.
Buttock lift: Excess fat and loose skin in the buttock area can be reduced by performing a buttock lift in combination with liposuction.
Calf Augmentation: Increases fullness of the calf can be used using implants made of hard silicone which are inserted behind the knee and moved into position underneath the calf muscle.
|Cannula||Cannula: A soft plastic tube attached to a high-vacuum device inserted in a cavity to remove fat through liposuction.|
|Cheek Augmentation||Cheek Augmentation (Also called Malar): Surgery where implants are placed in the cheek to improve bone structure and support sagging soft tissues.|
Chemical Peel: A process using a chemical solution to improve the skins appearance and remove dead skin cells and stimulate the production of new cells.
|Chin Augmentation||Chin Augmentation (Also called Mentoplasty): Surgery where implants are placed in the chin to improve bone structure and support sagging soft tissues.|
|Collagen||Collagen (Also called soft tissue augmentation): A natural protein used as injectable filler for soft tissue augmentation. It is this that gives the skin its strength and resilience.|
|Congenital||Congenital: Present at birth|
|Crows Feet||Crows Feet: The fine lines found around the eyes. They are often caused by sun exposure; however smoking also contributes to their formation.|
|Dermabrasion||Dermabrasion: A procedure that removes fine wrinkles and/or minimizes scars on the skin. This involves the surgeon using a high speed rotating brush to remove the top layer of skin.|
|Fat injections||Fat injections: A plastic surgery technique used to correct wrinkles depression in the skin and/or scarring.|
|Forehead lift||Forehead lift: (Also called Brow Lift). Excision of the redundant forehead skin and weakening of the forehead muscles. It can correct sagging brows or deep furrows between the eyes. It is often done in conjunction with a face lift in order to create smoother facial appearance overall.|
|General Anesthesia||General anesthesia: Drugs or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.|
|Gynecomastia||Gynecomastia: A condition in which the males breast tissue enlarges. This increase in tissue generally occurs at times when the male is having hormonal changes, such as during infancy, adolescence and old age. Sometimes it can just be a case of extra fat.|
|Incision||Incision: A surgical procedure where a cut is made in the body with a sharp instrument during an operation.|
|Liposuction (Also called Lipoplasty or S||Liposuction (Also called Lipoplasty or Suction Lipectomy): A cosmetic procedure in which a special treatment called a cannula is used to break up and suck out fat from the body.|
|Local anesthesia||Local anesthesia: A drug is injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relive pain.|
|Lower body lift||Lower body lift: A surgical procedure to correct sagging of the abdomen, buttocks groin and outer thighs.|
|Mastoplexy||Mastoplexy (Also called breast lift) this procedure removes excess skin in order to lift up sagging or drooping breasts.|
|Otoplasty||Otoplasty: (Also called ear surgery): A type of cosmetic plastic surgery procedure aimed at setting prominent ears closer to the head, or reducing the size or larger ears.|
|Partial Abdominoplasty||Partial Abdominoplasty: (Also called ‘mini tummy tuck’). This procedure is ideal for individuals who have fat deposits limited to the area below the naval.|
|Reconstructive Plastic Surgery||Reconstructive Plastic Surgery: The surgical procedure that deals with the reconstruction of facial and body tissue that requires reshaping or remolding due to disease, a defect, or disorder in order to approximate a normal appearance or to repair working ability.|
|Reduction Mammoplasty||Reduction Mammoplasty: The surgical removal of breast tissue to reduce the size of breasts|
|Rhinoplasty||Rhinoplasty: (Also called nose job or nose correction): A cosmetic procedure used to enhance or change the appearance of the nose.|
|Rhytidectomy||Rhytidectomy: (Also called face lift): This surgical procedure is carried out to eliminate the sagging, drooping and wrinkled skin of the face and neck.|
|Saline Implants||Saline Implants: Breast implants filled with a salt water solution.|
|Scar||Scar: The body’s natural way of healing and replacing lost or damaged skin which usually composes of fibrous tissue such as collagen. Scars may be formed for many different reasons, including as a result from infections, surgery, injuries or inflammation of tissue.|
|Silicone Implants||Silicone Implants: Breast implants filled with an elastic gel solution.|
|Spider Vein||Spider Vein: A widened vein that can be seen through the surface of the skin.|
|Sutures||Sutures: Stitches used by surgeons to hold skin and tissue together.|
|Thigh Lift||Thigh Lift: A thigh lift is performed to tighten sagging muscles and remove excess skin in the thigh area.|
|Varicose Vein||Varicose Vein: Enlarged, twisted veins found near the surface of the skin|