Currently, more and more people choose cosmetic surgery to achieve the look they have always wanted. These operations are also known as aesthetic operations or aesthetic surgery. People from all around the world are showing interest in these operations. Cosmetic surgery in Turkey is also prevalent. But it is essential to know what these surgeries mean and which operations can be called cosmetics. This way, patients can choose the best cosmetic surgery procedures to meet their needs.
What Is Cosmetic Surgery?
In the most general sense, cosmetic surgery is defined as any intervention to enhance the body’s appearance. This means that any operation to achieve a better-looking face and body can be considered in this field. Expert doctors operate these surgeries. These doctors can have different expertise, and plastic surgeons can also perform these surgeries.
Difference Between Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Reconstruction
When searching for cosmetic operations, they tend to mix these operations with plastic reconstruction. However, these are two separate terms. As mentioned above, any doctor with related expertise can perform cosmetic procedures. But, plastic reconstruction is only achieved by plastic surgeons. Also, plastic reconstruction is about reconstructing defects on the face or body. Mostly, these defects are genetic. But in some cases, these defects might occur later due to trauma, burns, or other conditions.
What Operations Are Cosmetic Surgery?
When it comes to cosmetic surgery, the primary purpose of these operations is to achieve a more attractive look. For this purpose, facial and bodily aesthetic problems are corrected. These operations involve rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, breast surgeries, and many other practices.
Rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic operations. Both men and women prefer this operation. Rhinoplasty is about correcting any deformation and functional problems in the nose. These might include repairing nasal hump, shaping nose, making nose tip more defined, etc. Rhinoplasty in men and women has different standards. Doctors consider the anatomical difference between men and women in this operation. We currently conduct most of our nose job operations with the secure method, which reduces the overall recovery period. Also, swelling and bruising are lowered.
Abdominoplasty is more commonly known as the tummy tuck. Advanced age, fast weight gaining, and loss or childbirth might cause the abdominal region to look saggy. The mentioned saggy appearance might not be corrected with exercise or diet. In this case, abdominoplasty can offer a solution. This operation is preferred to have a firmer and flatter belly. Excess skin and fat are removed from the belly area in this operation. This will give a better look at the abdomen. Also, it is possible to combine this operation with liposuction to reduce the fat around the belly.
This cosmetic surgery involves breast augmentation, breast reduction, and gynecomastia (breast formation in men). While some women want bigger breasts, others wish for smaller breasts. Breast augmentation is silicone implants that give breasts a fuller look. Generally, women who lose weight want to have this operation. The fat tissue around their breasts will also disappear as they lose weight. The disappearance of the fat tissue might give breasts a saggy look. Implants can solve this problem.
On the other hand, some women have large breasts. In some cases, these large breasts cause back pains. To solve this problem, women often want to have breast reduction operations. For men, gynecomastia is a huge problem. Breast-related issues are also referred to as men’s boobs. But it is possible to solve this problem with cosmetic operations. Depending on the cause of the problem, liposuction and breast reduction can solve this problem in men.
Liposuction and Fat Injection
Liposuction and fat injection are the most popular cosmetic operations in Turkey and around the world. Liposuction is used for reshaping the body. Some people have fat accumulation around their belly, arms, or legs. But this fat might not be reduced with exercise or a healthy diet. Liposuction is the best alternative to remove the excess fat tissue in these cases. Liposuction is a body reshaping operation, not a weight-loss operation.
On the other hand, fat injection is also a body-shaping operation. In this cosmetic operation, fat collected from the patient is injected to reshape the hips, waist, or breasts. Brazilian butt is one of the most popular fat injection operations. Fat is collected from the patient with liposuction. When these two cosmetic surgeries are combined, it is possible to have the ideal body shape.
VASER liposuction is a new generation fat removal operation offered as a more advanced alternative to traditional liposuction. This operation enables removing accumulated regional fat that cannot be removed with diet and exercise. Compared to conventional liposuction, this operation allows for more fat removal in a single process and does not cause a wavy look around the operation region.
Some women want to have a more pleasing and aesthetic-looking vagina. In this case, labial surgery will help them. Labiaplasty, labioplasty, labia minor reduction, and labial reduction are alternatives in this operation. Depending on the patients’ needs, the doctor will choose the most suitable cosmetic procedures.
Face Lift Surgery
Face lifting aesthetic is a surgical procedure to eliminate aging signs and to improve the general look of the face and jawline. Facelift surgery in Turkey is often recommended for people above 45 years old. This operation significantly decreases wrinkles and sagging, and the surgery is highly complicated.
Neck and Double Chin Lift
With increasing age, it is possible to experience sagging and extra skin around the neck area as well as the face area. This causes the angle between the neck and chin to disappear. In case of weight gain and sagging around the neck area, a double chin can occur. Individuals often prefer channel and dual chin aesthetics above 50 years old and this operation help eliminate these types of problems.
Botox Injection and Fillers
Botox injection and fillers are the most popular cosmetic surgeries. Almost every woman and man have these operations. Botox injections will help reduce the wrinkles on the face. Also, in some cases, Botox injection can treat excessive sweating.