Millions of people in the United States have plastic surgery each year. Most cosmetic surgeries are relatively minor with short recoveries and minimally invasive techniques, which makes the idea of correcting minor perceived defects very tempting for many men and women. Though there are dozens of cosmetics procedures to choose from, five has emerged in recent years as the most popular.

Lipoplasty: Also known as liposuction, this is the process of removing fat with a vacuum tube inserted into the problem area through a small incision in the skin.

Eyelid Surgery: Eyelid surgery lifts the skin around the eyelids and removes fat, making eyes look larger and less tired. It does not usually remove wrinkles.

Breast Implants: Breast implants involve inserting a bag of saline or silicon gel into the breast to make it appear larger. A number of different insertion methods make it easy to tailor breast implants to different body types.

Nose Jobs: This procedure involves removing cartilage to reshape or re-size the nose. In some nose jobs, bone and skin are also removed.

Facelifts: This procedure reduces the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin by pulling the skin of the face taut. Skin is generally stretched upwards towards the scalp.

These and other procedures correct the physical appearance subtly so that patients can easily integrate back into their normal lives as a more confident version of themselves.

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