The popularity of plastic surgery is going up every year, with more and more people going for surgical procedures. Today, things have changed such that not only women are going for such procedures but men too. The decision to go for plastic surgery is somehow personal, but countries have experienced a rise of people demanding the procedure, raising the number to around 18 million per year. This article has broken down the top 6 most popular plastic surgery procedures.

  • Breast Augmentation

Thi procedure is at the top of the list of the most common plastic surgery procedures in the U.S. Commonly known as "boob job", the surgery is usually about putting implants on the boob area or transfer of body fat to make the breasts bigger. It also aims at reshaping the boobs, giving them a fine and more rounded shape. Many women who go for breast augmentation are those whose boobs have lost a bit of volume after breastfeeding or those who have suffered injuries. So, a woman who is uncomfortable with the shape or size of her breasts can go for cosmetic surgery in Bahrain to have them reshaped and resized to their liking. However, according to plastic surgeons, not many women want big breasts. Most of them want to look more natural.

  • Rhinoplasty

This is another popular procedure among both men and women. We all know that the face is an important part of the body that could greatly affect the level of your confidence. If you are not happy with this part, or any part on the face, your confidence may be affected. So, many people are choosing to go for rhinoplasty, also known as 'nose job'. Mostly, rhinoplasty is done to reshape the nose by straightening the profile or creating a fine tip. A person may also go for the procedure to have their nose reduced. In other cases, a person with breathing problems, affected by the shape or formation of their nose can go for the procedure. The patient takes a week or so to heal, making this a simple and cost-effective procedure.

  • Liposuction

The RHWC cosmetology department has experienced a huge number of patients who want liposuction procedures. This is a surgical procedure that involves the suction of fats from particular areas of the body to give a shaper and slimmer body shape. Liposuction comes in two forms:

Tumescent. This is the popular type of liposuction that involves the infusion of a particular drug that constricts the blood vessel. During the procedure, the drug, in the form of liquid is sucked out together with body fats using cannulas.

Ultrasonic Assisted. In this procedure, a cannula is used to release ultrasonic energy that melts down the fat. This fat is later suctioned out. However, this procedure is riskier compared to tumescent, considering the side effects such as external burns.

  • Face Lift

This is another popular type of plastic surgery, with more than 120,000 people going for the procedure every year. During the procedure, the surgeon makes several incisions on the front side of the ear and behind an individual's hairline to get rid of the excess skin. The aim is usually to tighten the skin and reshape the overall appearance of the face. Rhytidectomy is mostly used to eliminate wrinkles or face sagging due to old age. In most cases, this procedure is combined with others like eyelid shaping and forehead lift to give a completely different and youthful appearance.

  • Tummy Tuck

Known as Abdominoplasty, the surgical procedure entails the removal of excess skin and fat on the abdomen. It is a common type of plastic surgery procedure performed on individuals who would like to lose excess skin after losing weight or after pregnancy. It is common for both men and women. A patient, in this case, does not have excess fat on the area, but excess skin after the factors mentioned above. After the surgery, the person can go back to their normal life after 2 or 3 weeks with limited physical activities.

  • Breast Lift

This is almost the same as breast augmentation, only that the procedure is done to treat sagging breasts or those with a bad or undesirable shape. A person may go for the surgery if their breasts are deflated after pregnancy or weight loss. A woman will opt for the procedure if their brats look smaller than before they were pregnant or lost weight.


The above are the most common types of plastic surgery procedures. A person will opt for any of the above for various reasons. It can be cosmetic or medical, but whatever the reason, it is advisable to go to experienced plastic surgeons. Many people have suffered from failed plastic surgeries. So, it becomes important to be careful with the choice of doctors or hospital anyone goes to.

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Marina Pal is a renowned author and social media enthusiast.