Cosmetic Surgery

The most prevalent aesthetic/cosmetic procedures are listed below. Most of these types of surgery are more commonly known by their "common names." These are also listed when pertinent.



    Abdominoplasty (or "tummy tuck"): reshaping and firming of the abdomen

    Blepharoplasty (or "eyelid surgery"): Reshaping of the eyelids or the application of permanent eyeliner.


          Breast augmentation (or "breast enlargement" or "boob job"): Augmentation of the breasts. This can involve either saline or silicone gel prosthetics.

          Breast reduction: Removal of skin and glandular tissue. Indicated to reduce back and shoulder pain or for psychological benefit in women with macromastia.

          Breast lift (Mastopexy): Lifting or reshaping of breasts to make them less saggy, often after weight loss (after a pregnancy, for example). It involves removal of breast skin as opposed to glandular tissue.

    Buttock Augmentation (or "butt augmentation" or "butt implants"): Enhancement of the buttocks. This procedure can be performed by using silicone implants or fat grafting and transfer from other areas of the body.

    Chemical peel: Minimizing the appearance of acne, pock, and other scars as well as wrinkles (depending on concentration and type of agent used, except for deep furrows), solar lentigines (age spots, freckles), and photodamage in general.

    Labiaplasty: Surgical reduction and reshaping of the labia

    Rhinoplasty (or "nose job"): Reshaping of the nose

    Otoplasty (or ear surgery): Reshaping of the ear

    Rhytidectomy (or "face lift"): Removal of wrinkles and signs of aging from the face

    Suction-Assisted Lipectomy (or liposuction): Removal of fat from the body

    Chin augmentation: Augmentation of the chin with an implant (e.g. silicone) or by sliding genioplasty of the jawbone.

    Cheek augmentation

    Collagen, fat, and other tissue filler injections

    Injection of dermal fillers (collagen, fat, and others)