OurHealth Roanoke and New River Valleys Magazine: April/May 2019

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Procedure Cosmetic Procedures

That Turn Back Time on Your Face, Body Skin


If you wish you could change something, or a few things, about your face or body, you’re not alone. As plastic surgery becomes more affordable and technology advances, a greater number of people are electing to reshape themselves for added confidence, anti-aging benefits and enhanced physical health.

Let’s be honest: most of us just want to look more like our filtered selfie pics. The good news is that cosmetic enhancements are not such a big deal anymore. Thanks to social media, everyone it seems – including celebrities and your neighbor two doors down – is not only talking about what they’ve had “done,” they’re posting their videos and sharing before-and-after pics online. Americans have over 17 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures each year, says the American Society of Plastic Surgeons – including a 28 percent jump since 2000 for men. Those numbers are increasing rapidly as lasers do more of the work, making cosmetic procedures safer, faster and less invasive.

Of the millions of plastic surgeries performed each year, these are five of the 10 most popular:


BREAST AUGMENTATION (enlargement and reduction)


LIPOSUCTION (most popular procedure for men)


RHINOPLASTY (nose reshaping)


EYELID SURGERY (blepharoplasty of upper or lower lids, or both)


“MOMMY MAKEOVER” (tummy tuck plus other procedures based on individual patient) CONTINUED ON PAGE 36

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