Cosmetic procedures are carried out by a medical professional to change a person’s appearance. Before you get a cosmetic procedure, you should become informed on what’s involved with the procedure you are considering.
Guide to cosmetic surgery
Cosmetic surgery changes a person’s appearance. Learn the difference between cosmetic and plastic surgeons and know what to ask your surgeon.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck)
Abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck, is cosmetic surgery to alter the shape of the abdomen. Learn about the procedure and the questions to ask.
Blepharoplasty is an operation to tighten your skin and soft tissues around your eyes.
Breast augmentation (breast implants)
Women undergo breast implant surgery for many reasons. Learn about the procedure and the questions to ask.
A breast reduction is an operation to make your breasts more even in shape or reduced in size.
A breast uplift is an operation to remove excess skin from your breasts to improve their shape. It’s done under a general anaesthetic.
A facelift is a form of cosmetic surgery designed to change a person’s facial appearance by reducing lines and wrinkles.
Hair transplantation is a treatment option for baldness. It’s a surgery which transfers hair from where it is thicker to hairless areas of the scalp.
This type of cosmetic surgery reshapes the body by removing fat. It’s not suitable for everyone and isn’t a weight-loss procedure.
This procedure permanently makes the ears sit closer to the sides of the head.
Pinnaplasty for children permanently makes your child’s ears sit closer to the sides of their head.
Ptosis surgery (adult)
Ptosis surgery involves lifting the eyelid to improve its position and your vision.
Rhinoplasty (nose job)
Rhinoplasty, often called a nose job, is surgery to repair or reshape your nose. Here’s what you should consider and ask before having one.