We have all heard of the term Cosmetic surgery, but what does it truly mean?
Most of us often confuse cosmetic surgery with plastic surgery. Even though these are closely relative specialties, they are not the same.
Cosmetic surgery refers to a type of plastic surgery which aims to improve and better the appearance of a person, and thus improves the self-esteem and self-confidence of a person.
Cosmetic surgery can be performed on any part of the body, but making a decision to undergo cosmetic surgery should not be taken lightly. The results are often permanent, so it is important to be certain before undergoing cosmetic surgery.
There are many types of cosmetic surgeries available in Malaysia now.
Here are the Top 5 cosmetic surgeries in Malaysia that are very popular in demand.
Liposuction, also known as lipo, is a cosmetic procedure which helps to improve the shape of the body by removing deposits of fat stored. This is not intended to help with weight loss nor any other obesity-related problems.
Localized fat deposits are removed directly beneath the skin by using a vacuum-suction canula, a pen-shaped instrument. An ultrasound is used in common cases prior to breaking up fat deposits in the body.
Liposuction can be performed on the arms, thighs, stomach, hips, face, buttocks, and back. Liposuction can also remove fat tumors (lipomas) as well as reduce the size of breasts in men. This procedure can be used on more than one area in a single day.
2. Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation refers to procedures which increase the size or change the shape of the breasts. When the size of the breast is increased, the procedure may also be called ‘breast implant surgery’. Breast augmentation is not the same as breast lifts or breast reduction.
Breast augmentation is typically done through the placement of silicone or saline breast implants. The ultimate goal of breast augmentation is to enhance the natural proportions of the patient, to create a more symmetrical, aesthetically pleasing breast profile. Breast implants could also be used to help tuberous breast deformities.
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, aims to reshape the eyelids. With age, the skin becomes lax, and there may be drooping or hooding of the upper lids, and bags on the lower lids. Eyelid surgery may be functional, cosmetic, or both. It usually involves removing or repositioning excess skin and fat, and the procedure may reinforce the surrounding muscles and tendons.
Surgery can change the shape of the face or tighten the skin.
Facelift surgery is very common nowadays. Facelift surgery lifts and firms sagging facial tissues to restore to a more naturally youthful appearance. It is often said that having a facelift works like turning back the clock on your skin, helping you to look like a younger version of yourself. Facelift surgeries include removing excess and sagging skin, smoothing deep folds and, lifting and tightening the deep facial tissues.
Facelift surgeries commonly preferred surgeries by women in their late 40s, some even say that a facelift surgery helps them look not just younger, but better.
5. Tummy Tuck
Abdominoplasty, or known as a ‘tummy tuck’, is used to improve the shape of the abdomen. Tummy tucks remove excess fat and skin and restore weakened muscles in the abdomen. They also help with the separated abdomen muscles in order to improve the profile.
Tummy tucks can improve the appearance of loose or saggy skin, but it could not help to remove abdomen stretch marks. Keep in mind that a tummy tuck is not a replacement for an exercise routine or eating right for weight loss. The results of a tummy tuck are permanent, but it is critical to maintaining a proper weight for the results to be maintained.
Being said that, there are a few things that you should consider before having cosmetic surgery.
- Always check the credentials of the surgeon and choose a reputable clinic
- Even though a surgeon provides their opinion, take some time to make your own decision and do not be persuaded into a surgery that you did not previously want.
- Get full information about the procedure and weigh up all the pros and cons beforehand.
- Be aware of any risks and limitations, eg : will this need redoing in 6 months?
- Choose the right moment, avoiding, for example, the time around a stressful event, such as changing jobs, bereavement, having a baby, or moving houses.
- Never seek cosmetic surgery to please or impress anyone else.
- Do not travel too far for treatment, or if travel is necessary, ensure the arrangements are reliable, especially if opting for surgery abroad.
- Beware of non-refundable deposits, and be prepared to change your mind.
If you are looking for a highly credentialed Plastic Surgeon,
Dr. Somasundaram Sathappan at SOMA Plastic Surgery should be your go-to place.
Dr. Somasundaram is an Expert Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and heads the Soma Plastic Surgery (Clinical Aesthetics) Clinic in Subang Jaya, Malaysia. Graduated from the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Dr. Somasundaram focused his interests towards Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Somasundaram completed his Fellowship of the Royal Colege of Surgeons in Edinburg, Scotland and Completed his Master Degree in Surgery at the National University of Malaysia.