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Cosmetic, Plastic Surgery Glossary

Find quick and easy definitions to a broad spectrum of plastic surgery procedures and non-surgical aesthetic treatments.

Arm Lift (Upper arm lift or "brachioplasty"): Removes excess skin and fat from upper arms

Artecoll ® (also known as ArteFill): Facial filler; non-surgical

b0t0x ® Cosmetic: Facial filler; non-surgical

Breast Augmentation ("augmentation mammaplasty"): enlarge breast size

Breast Lift ("mastopexy"): raises the breasts to a higher level

Breast Reconstruction: Can be used with breast implants following the removal of breasts - a "mastectomy"

Breast Reduction ("reduction mammaplasty"): A procedure for reducing breast size

Brow Lift (short for "eyebrow lift," and also known as a "forehead lift"): corrects the problem areas of the upper facial region (drooping brows, upper eyelids, sagging skin on forehead)

Calf Implants: Implants used to increase the size and shape of the calf muscles.

Cheek Implant ("malar augmentation"): Enhances shape, contour, and balance of face

Chemical Peel (a facial peel; different types): skin rejuvenation treatment; non-surgical

Chin Augmentation ("chin surgery" or "mentoplasty"): reshapes chin with an implant

Dermabrasion (a skin refinishing treatment): skin rejuvenation treatment; non-surgical

Ear Surgery ("otoplasty"): Reshapes ear for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes

Eyelid Surgery ("blepharoplasty"): Corrects drooping eyelids and bags

Facelift ("rhytidectomy"): Raises sagging skin of the face and neck

Facial Fillers (dermal fillers): Many types; non-surgical

Facial implants: Can be used for the cheeks, chin, jaw, or even nose. (See also, Cheek Implant.)

Fat Grafting ("autologous fat transfer" or fat injections): extracted from one area of the body and injected into another

Gastric Bypass ("gastrointestinal surgery" or commonly known as weight loss surgery): To remove excess amounts of fat from the body

Hair Transplant/Replacement: Caused by aging, hormones, or family history. Hair folicles are transplanted from healthy donor area.

Injectable fillers (also known as dermal fillers or facial fillers): Restylane, Juvederm, Collagen injections, etc. (See also, Facial Fillers.)

Jaw Implant ("mandibular augmentation"): Add prominence and balance to face

Laser Skin Resurfacing ("laser peel"): Facial rejuvenation treatment; non-surgical

Lip Augmentation: Lip augmentation is a procedure to enhance the fullness of lips. This is accomplished either by injection of a soft tissue filler, such as collagen or by the placement of synthetic or grafted material.

Liposuction  ("suction-assisted lipectomy," "suction lipectomy," or "lipoplasty"): Removes excess fat from nearly any area of the body. Liposuction is the vacuum assisted removal of fat and the number-one cosmetic surgery procedure for both men and women. A "cannula" (long-thin vacuum probe) is used to extract the fat. There are several techniques offered by surgeons for this procedure. The most common - the "tumescent" technique introduces an anesthetic solution to help reduce blood loss and bruising. Small incisions are made at specific sites on the body, depending upon the areas to be addressed.

Male Breast Reduction: reduces the size of a male breasts, the condition known as "gynecomastia"

Microdermabrasion (A skin refinishing treatment or a "lunchtime peel"): skin rejuvenation treatment; non-surgical

Mini Facelift (The "S" Lift or "Mid Face Lift"): Reduces signs of aging in the lower half of the face

Nose Surgery ("rhinoplasty," "nose reshaping," or "nasal reconstruction"): Reshaping and/or resizing the nose

Skin resurfacing ("laser peel"): Facial rejuvenation treatment; non-surgical. (See also, Laser Skin Resurfacing.)

Scar Revision (scar repair therapy): Can be treated a variety of ways

Spider Veins ("sclerotherapy"): Involving treatment through injection or laser

Tummy Tuck ("abdominoplasty"): Reduces size of abdomen and slims mid-section

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