Some people resort to surgery in order to overcome a complex. Formerly intended to repair damage caused by an accident, this intervention is now a solution to correct certain imperfections that we can no longer bear. These operations can concern the face, the body, the teeth, the ears, etc. Either way, surgery is an important decision that should not be taken lightly. You must be well informed in order to know the possible dangers to which you expose yourself. What are the most requested acts in surgery and aesthetic medicine?

The placement of dental implants

Dental implantology is an intervention that consists of reconstructing one or more missing teeth using a titanium screw. To do this, the surgeon places an artificial root in the jawbone. Over this will be placed the fixed ceramic dental prosthesis. This operation must be carried out in a firm specializing in dental implants in order to respect all the rules of hygiene and that the operation goes well. intervention generally takes place in three stages :

  • the surgeon makes an incision on the gum and prepares the placement of the implant. The gum is then closed to allow the bone to heal. This period lasts up to about six months.
  • When the healing is complete, the practitioner places a titanium pillar in the place dedicated to the implant and the prosthesis.
  • Finally, the implant is screwed into the abutment to accommodate the ceramic crown.

As for your natural teeth, prostheses require the same care in order to prevent risk of gum inflammation. The 15-year success rate for this type of surgery is estimated at between 95 to 97%.

Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation is also one of the most performed plastic surgery procedures every year. Surgeons offer two methods.

Breast implants

These prostheses are intended to increase the volume of your breasts, correct an asymmetry or raise a drooping chest. As of April 2019, macro textured breast implants and breast implants with a polyurethane coated surface have been withdrawn from the market. This is why the round model with a smooth envelope is recommended. Then choose those designed in cohesive silicone gel for a more natural look. The volume of the implant will depend on your expectations and your morphology. For a size proportional to your body, opt for a size or two above the one you currently have. The areolar approach is generally preferred for making the incision which allow the introduction of the implantsince more discreet.

Breast lipomodeling

Breast augmentation by fat injection or breast lipofilling does not require any prosthesis. In 1986, Dr. Assouline successfully performed this technique for the first time. It consists of taking fat from the patient’s body which will then be injected into her breasts. Without incision or scar, lipomodeling is performed under light anesthesiaon an outpatient basis and with very little postoperative pain.

The intervention lasts approximately 1h30. The first step is to remove the fat: liposuction and the second step is to inject it into the chest. Depending on the amount of fat needed, the operation will be done once or twice at six-month intervals. Unfortunately, this technique is not suitable for patients who are too thin, because they have insufficient fat. In addition, the result is not as important as opting for implants. In general, you will only winmaximum cup size.


This body surgery represents 18.8% of cosmetic surgery procedures practiced around the world. In France, liposuction accounts for approximately 6% of all aesthetic procedures performed. This puts it in second position behind breast augmentation in the ranking of the most requested cosmetic surgery operations in France. This technique was developed by Yves Gérard Illouz, a French surgeon in 1980.

The belly, love handles, arms, thighs, hips, chin, etc., can benefit from this operation. It is indeed the people who have not succeeded in losing weight despite the non-surgical methods who have recourse to it. On the other hand, liposuction is not recommended for people who want to lose weight. After an appointment with the surgeons and satisfactory blood tests, liposuction can take place. It unfolds as a whole under general or local anesthesia for a period of thirty minutes to more than two hours.

The fat under the skin is suctioned through a small cannula about two millimeters in diameter. The operation finished, it is necessary to count maximum two days of hospitalization and wait almost a week before resuming a normal life. You will surely feel small tightness the days following the operation and you will also see bruises appear on your skin for two to three weeks.

injection of hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a hydrophilic molecule naturally present in the human body, particularly in the dermis, joints, muscles and the eye. With age, the amount of this component decreases and causes the appearance of wrinkles, which is why its injection is very beneficial for the skin. This method is very popular today in aesthetic medicine to treat wrinkles and to reduce loss of facial volume. This component is also found in many cosmetic products.

To obtain the injectable, micro-organisms are cultured in fermenters to naturally produce the HA molecule. Identical to that produced by the body, the product is not allergenic. Injections are performed in the following areas:

  • nasolabial folds,
  • the cheekbones,
  • the lips,
  • dark circles,
  • the cheek groove,
  • the temples.

However, it should be noted that the specificity of hyaluronic acid depends on the area where the product will be injected. The treatment lasts about thirty minutes by area and is painless. You will have small redness and edema which will disappear after two days. The effects are immediate and last about a year. However, this duration may vary depending on each person and the area where the product was injected.

Laser hair removal

If some people assume their hairiness, others want to get rid of it at all costs. For smooth, hairless skin, try laser or permanent hair removal. Doctors, dermatologists, aestheticians are among the professionals authorized to perform this procedure. The device emits light that passes through the skin to burn the hair bulb and thus slows down regrowth. The laser used depends on your skin type or phototype:

  • the Alexandrite laser is dedicated to phototypes 1, 2 and 3 or to fair and very fair skin,
  • the Nd-YAG laser is suitable for all skin types, but it is used more for phototypes 4, 5 and 6 or tanned, matte, dark skin,
  • the diode laser is suitable for phototypes 1 to 5, in other words fair to dark skin.

The number of sessions also varies according to the individual, the area to be waxed, the age and the color of the hair. The treatment requires five to nine sessions for women and seven to ten sessions for men with an interval of three weeks. Laser hair removal lasts about fifteen minutes per area and the rendering is generally visible from the first session. Thereafter you should not expose the depilated area to the sun for two weeks.

Each cosmetic surgery operation presents risks that it is important to be aware of. So you absolutely must inform you about any complications. Surgery and aesthetic medicine require great caution and should only be performed by professionals.

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