When it comes to cosmetic procedures, more and more people today are opting for some sort of cosmetic or beauty treatment. Cosmetic procedures have become a ‘standard’ for some individuals, and these procedures can range from Botox (a non-surgical cosmetic procedure) to liposuction (a surgical cosmetic procedure) – and everything else in between. So what kinds of cosmetic procedures are people going for nowadays? Here’s your guide to the most common types of cosmetic surgery procedures.


Liposuction can be quite a complex procedure as it involves the use of anaesthesia, but many individuals go for it for a variety of reasons. With liposuction, fat deposits are removed from different ‘problem’ areas of the body, such as the buttocks, abdomen, hips, upper arms, and thighs. Recovery from such a procedure can take a long time – up to four weeks – but many swear by its effects.


The so-called ‘nose job’, rhinoplasty, is another fairly common cosmetic surgery procedure. It involves shaping the nose in order to make it smaller or bigger, but it can also be done to narrow the nose or nostril width or span. With rhinoplasty, recovery usually takes about three weeks.


Botox is a cosmetic procedure that is not considered invasive, meaning it does not involve surgery. Botulinum toxin is injected into the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles on the face. Many people go for Botox injections for frown lines, creases on the forehead, or crow’s feet.  Although it’s minimally invasive, there are some risks associated with it as well.

Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is another minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, and it involves the use of lasers to remove unwanted hair from the body, particularly in areas such as the face, the underarms, the legs, and the back. The concentrated laser light damages the hair follicles, which inhibits their growth. Laser hair removal treatments can take the form of several sessions before the hair follicles are destroyed, and although this procedure is often only semi-permanent, it still takes a few months before hair grows back. But even if this is another common cosmetic procedure, the dangers associated with it can be significant, especially since the laser equipment can cause burns or scarring on the skin, or cause the skin to change colour or swell.

Although there are many common cosmetic procedures today, they can come with certain risks. It’s always best to be careful when undergoing such procedures – make sure you deal only with a qualified specialist who is experienced in the type of procedure you will go through. If something goes wrong, rest assured that you have every right to file cosmetic surgery claims, especially if your injury is severe or has affected your quality or enjoyment of life.

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