Plastic Surgery FAQs

Not all plastic surgeries are cosmetic in nature, and deciding whether to pursue plastic surgery is a deeply personal decision. Some patients need plastic surgery to repair defects in their body or reconstruct their normal appearance. 

What are the most popular facial surgery procedures?

Some of the most popular facial surgery procedures include dermabrasion, jaw reshaping, eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), facelift (rhytidectomy), forehead lift, hair transplantation, lip augmentation and nose reshaping (rhinoplasty). 

How does waist sculpting surgery work?

Also known as liposculpture, waist sculpting is a procedure where a surgeon will remove fat deposits or reshape them to improve the contours of the abdomen and waist. It isn’t typically performed as a weight loss procedure.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction, also known as lipo, is a surgical procedure that removes excess deposits of fat in areas of the body that haven’t responded to diet and exercise. Liposuction can reshape entire body parts such as the abdomen, buttocks, thighs and neck. 

How should you evaluate a plastic/cosmetic surgeon?

While everyone has their own criteria for evaluating a surgeon’s skills, it’s generally a good idea to make sure your Mercy surgeon has a certain level of experience in performing the specific procedure you want. 

What are the different types of plastic surgery? 

There are many types of plastic surgery. Some of the most common ones performed by surgeons include breast reconstruction, liposuction, facelifts, eyelid surgery, nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) and tummy tucks. 

What are the most common types of cosmetic surgery? 

Some of the most common cosmetic surgeries include mastopexy (breast lift), liposuction, lower body lift, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and brachioplasty (upper arm lift).

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Experienced plastic surgeons are available in most Mercy communities. 

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