Plastic surgery is a medical field which deals with the correction and restoration of the bodily form and function. Examples of plastic surgery include reconstructive surgery, microsurgery and burn treatments. However, plastic surgery is more common and prominent for cosmetic and aesthetic purposes. Aesthetic surgery is performed with the means of maintaining a normal appearance, restoring a look to the norm or enhancing the element of an individual’s appearance towards an aesthetical ideal through surgical and medical avenues.
Among the famous aesthetic or cosmetic surgeries performed are liposuction, Botox, and nose surgery, or noselift. Liposuction is the procedure of fat removal via traditional suction techniques or using ultrasonic energy to aid the removal of fat. Botulinium toxin, more commonly known and referred to as Botox, is a very powerful neurotoxin. In cosmetic procedures, Botox is used to prevent wrinkle formation by paralyzing facial muscles, administered through injections. It is the most common cosmetic operation as of 2007 in the United States, with a recorded 4.6 million procedures. Meanwhile, nasal surgery or “noselift” is performed with the means of reshaping or reconstructing the nose by certified doctors. This procedure is gaining popularity amongst celebrities wishing to have a nicer-looking nose structure as it is quick and inexpensive.