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These days, cosmetic surgery is all about access and affordability. This industry has an annual turnover of several billion dollars and several nations across the world have resorted to cosmetic tourism to add to their GDP for potential economic growth. In the past few decades, cosmetic surgery and medicine have impressively advanced with tummy tucks and breast implants giving way to newer practices in cosmetic surgery. Here are some of the most astonishing trends in cosmetic surgery that have gained popularity on a global basis.
Limb Lengthening Procedure
India is a fast-developing country and its latest contribution to the field of cosmetic surgery is the limb lengthening procedure. It works on the principle of techniques incorporated from orthopedic and plastic surgeons during major trauma or in cases where children have stunted growth. Limbs can be lengthened using Ilizarov frame and pins which are slowly but painfully adjusted according to the growth of the limb. For this procedure, the bone (that is frame-supported) is “broken” surgically and made longer throughout the following weeks using the frame. Although, this surgical procedure is justified for those requiring amputation or other medical complications, opting for such a painful procedure to enhance one’s beauty poses a serious question.
Sweeping Facial Surgical Procedure
South Korea is the ultimate destination today for cheap and effective facial surgery. This industry has significantly contributed to the GDP of the country and it has been noted to have the highest per capita plastic surgery rate in the entire world. This is also the reason why South Korea is termed as the “global capital” when it comes to plastic surgery. Radical changes in facial appearance through successful surgeries including smaller noses, V-shaped chins and eye shapes are commonly practiced here – both for local and foreign patients.
VASER Liposuction Surgery
This is another very popular and latest surgical procedure for body contouring that people in the US and Australia are opting for these days. Several patients subject to VASER liposuction surgery have written about their satisfaction and happiness throughout their journey – here’s an example of Cosmos Clinic reviews. It happens to be the more accepted method for body contouring as it comes with lesser pain in comparison to the traditional method of liposuction.
Cosmetic Surgery of the Genitalia
Another rising trend in the West is the cosmetic surgery of body genitalia, especially of the vagina. The common female genitalia mutilation or FGM includes labial reduction or “designer vagina”. The aim of such cosmetic surgery is to reduce the skin area of the pubic region that becomes prominent as you start aging and mostly includes skin excision or liposuction for removing the excessive skin. However, it is important to be aware of the risks and opt for only expert surgeons for such procedures as inappropriate surgery can give rise to serious problems.
Although, it is easy to give in to the tempting cheap cosmetic surgeries, yet you must be aware of the risks involved in cosmetic surgery and ensure that the place you have opted to visit for your cosmetic surgery is well-equipped with all the necessary regulatory procedures.
Michael Sanduso lives in Toronto, Canada. He is a freelance writer and editor, tech geek, and stay at home father.