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The Most Common Types of Plastic Surgery

Written by Cooper and Friedman on September 20, 2018

Cosmetic plastic surgery has seen a rise as of late, with 17.5 million surgical and minimally invasive procedures performed in the U.S. last year alone. The following are the most popular procedures according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Most Common Plastic Surgeries

  1. Breast Augmentations can increase breast size, correct unevenness, and or make adjustments after a pregnancy in the form of a reduction.
  2. Liposuction works to remove excess fat from under the skin. It is usually used on areas like the abdomen, thighs, neck, chin, arms, calves or back.
  3. Nose Reshaping occurs when one wishes to obtain a better proportion. However, it is also effective in helping someone who struggles to breathe due to structural defects in the nose itself.
  4. Eyelid Surgery removes loose or excess skin under or around the eyes.
  5. Tummy Tucks get rid of excess fat and skin on the abdomen. They can even restore weakened muscles resulting in a firmer stomach.

Popular Non-Surgical Treatments

  1. Botox is a protein used to treat muscular conditions and wrinkles.
  2. Soft Tissue Fillers are injections to the face that help create a smoother fuller appearance. They are also know to help eliminate wrinkles and acne scars.
  3. Laser Hair Removal utilizes laser light in removing unwanted hair follicles.
  4. Chemical Peels exfoliate the skin, revealing a new layer that is often smoother and has less wrinkles.
  5. Microdermabrasion buffs and polishes down the superficial layer of skin that contains dead skin cells.

It’s important for those interested in seeking cosmetic alterations to do the proper research before being treated. Doing so increased the chances of achieving the desired outcome. When it comes to medical malpractice, 13% of all plastic surgeons face claims yearly, with an additional 9% when it comes to non-surgical treatments. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional causes harm due to their lack of skill or decisions that did not meet the established standard of care.

Any medical surgery has its risks. However, if you do not experience your desired outcome, it could be a result of your healthcare provider’s insufficient planning, incompetence, poor communication, or errors made during surgery. If you are considering opening a medical malpractice case against a doctor or hospital, it is encouraged that you seek legal assistance first.

If you feel that you have been a victim of medical malpractice and are looking for further information, contact the Law Office of Cooper & Friedman today. We have over 45 years of combined experience defending medical malpractice victims across Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Our medical malpractice lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for seriously injured people and their families. Call us today at 502-459-7555 or visit us online to schedule a free case consultation.

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