5 Most Common Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Plastic surgery is not something unusual or shameful anymore. Dozens of plastic surgery techniques solve lots of issues and make the appearance more attractive. But what are the most demanded? Let’s see.

Plastic surgery trends across the world

The USA is one of the most powerful economic, military, and cultural power in the world. A trendsetter in music, movies, TV, and fashion sets the pace of world fads, including plastic surgery.

In 2018, the US Society of Plastic Surgeons introduced the top 5 most common procedures: breast enhancement, liposuction, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, tummy tuck.

Similar procedures are the object of interest in China and other Asian countries: eye surgery, nose job, fat transfer, liposuction, breast surgery.

Europeans (citizens of Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy in particular) take to breast enhancement, liposuction, tummy tuck, eyelid surgery, and breast lift the most.

It’s interesting to note that Americans and Europeans want to improve their bodies first when Asians focus on their face.

Breast plastic surgery

Breast enlargement changes breast size, shape, and/or its fullness. It aims to return woman’s self-confidence, relieve depression, and psychological discomfort.

Breast enlargement can be performed with saline or silicone implants. Surgeons apply 3 methods when 1) an incision is made under the breast, 2) incision done in the armpit, and 3) the one around the nipple. Each surgical technique has its own indications, advantages, and disadvantages and should be reviewed with your doctor.

The surgery is quite expensive and varies between $1,350 and $20,700 or even more. The best cheap place to get breast augmentation is the Czech Republic. Find 5 best countries for breast augmentation here.

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Liposuction is a method of destroying local fat deposits in specific areas (most often they are hips, abdomen, buttocks). Its main goal is returning the body’s right proportions and natural lines.

Liposuction is carried out with surgical and non-surgical techniques. Plastic surgeons still provide the classic liposuction with a vacuum device, which sucks out excess fat through small holes.

The experts at the same time offer modern methods: laser lipo, ultrasound, water-assisted, radiofrequency-assisted, Vaser lipo.

The average liposuction price is $4,600. However, it’s very approximate as the cost estimate depends on the area of impact and the method.

Turkish hospitals offer the most affordable liposuction in the world.


A nose job is done to correct congenital or acquired nose defects. Nose plastic surgery allows to deal with the problems with breathing, fix the consequences of injuries, or to follow aesthetic indications. Around 954,420 people invoke to nose job per year.

There are lots of rhinoplasty types, each of which aims to cope with a specific problem.

For instance, tip rhinoplasty corrects hooking, bulging, axis displacement, and other external defects of the nasal tip. Correction of the nasal shape smoothes the hump, aligns the axis. There are also closed, open, revision, laser, augmentative, and other types of rhinoplasty.

The average cost of a nose job is $5,700. Among top nose, plastic surgery destinations are South Korea, India, and Turkey.

Eyelid surgery

Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty improves the appearance of the eyelids and the zone around the eyes. A surgeon removes excess skin, redistributes intraorbital fat, tightens the circular eye muscles. There are circular blepharoplasty (simultaneous correction of the upper and lower eyelids), upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery is the most common types.

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The average cost for eyelids correction is around $3,100. The top country for the surgery is South Korea — local surgeons show up to 99.9% success rates.

Tummy tuck

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure to remove the anterior abdominal wall extra skin and/or fat associated with metabolism disorder, hormonal or age changes, after childbirth. Annually, 800,000 people make their belly flat without protrusions and fat folds with abdominoplasty. This surgery helps to reduce weight as well.

The cost of the procedure is $7,050 on average. The top places are Mexico, Turkey, South Korea.