Shelf-Life of Plastic Surgery: Five Most Common Plastic Surgery Repeats

Photo of shelf life of plastic surgery Locate A DocDespite the amount of money you spend on changing your look, after the initial surgery, there's always a possibility for needing something tightened or touched up. Sadly, many plastic surgeries aren't meant to last forever. Their lifespan may not be as long as you think. Here are five of the most common plastic surgery repeats.

1. Breast Augmentation- Breast augmentations are often redone for a variety of reasons. Most often, women decide they want their breast to be larger. On the other hand, many experience some type of difficulty, such as leakages or deflations, over time.

2. Nose Job- The primary reason people get a second nose job is because the first one was done incorrectly. This results in needing a second surgery to fix the first. Also, aging can cause the size of the nose to change; in this case, he or she would have a second surgery to fix a drooping or sagging problem.

3. Facelift- Typically, a full facelift is meant to last about ten years. Sadly, we continue to age no matter what we do. Some people say they enjoy how their facelift has helped them age more gracefully and will not have another one, while others want to maintain a tight, youthful face.

4. Tummy Tuck- The primary reason for a second tummy tuck is weight gain. A pregnancy can also ruin a tummy tuck because it can lead to a sagging stomach. Unfortunately, unless you gain quite a bit of weight, a second tummy tuck cannot be done, due to the lack of extra skin.

5. Liposuction- Liposuction removes fat cells from certain areas of the body. That fat removal lasts forever, but it doesn't mean that you won't gain weight in other places. However, if the plastic surgery is done well, the fat will be evenly distributed, leading to a better shape.

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Further Reading

  • After having discovered she had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer, Angelina Jolie underwent a preventive double mastectomy to reduce her chances of breast cancer.

  • With bathing suit season right around the corner, plastic surgeons across the country are finding more women are booking up appointments for body contouring and breast augmentation procedures. Dr. Michael Niccole, founder and medical director of CosmetiCare Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa in Newport Beach, and one of the “Top Plastic Surgeons in America”, reports that his appointment books are full, with a high demand for breast implants, skin tightening procedures and body contouring procedures to help women lose a few inches around the hips and thighs.

  • As most people are eating better and living healthier through exercise and diet, plastic surgeons are reporting a rise in plastic surgery procedures. More and more people are getting Botox than ever before and breast augmentation is still the most popular surgery since 2006.