It’s 2016, and we all know at least one person who has gotten plastic surgery…her name is Kim Kardashian. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell how many surgeries Kim has gotten, and we’ve all struggled trying to figure out exactly what Kim has changed with surgery in the past few years. However, as much as people love to take jabs at Kim and her surgeries, the truth of the matter is that a lot of women like the idea of cosmetic surgery. So, regardless of whether you love or hate your favorite celebrity’s last surgery, it might help to know the 8 most common cosmetic surgeries that other women get, and here’s a list according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons:
Dermabrasion is a process that removes acne, scars, age marks, and other damages to facial skin. Dermabrasion basically sands the facial skin to remove the topmost layer of skin, and then as the wounds from the sanding heal, the skin appears much softer, cleaner, and healthier than the skin before. According to the reports, 75,639 women underwent this procedure in 2015.
7. Breast Lift
Breast lifts are usually simple procedures. Women get breast lifts if their boobs become too saggy, uneven, or old-looking, and for many other reasons such as having droopy nipples. Many times breast lifts are accompanied by breast reductions or breast augmentations, but either way, breast lifts are quite common for women. According to the reports, there were 99,614 women who underwent breast lift procedures in 2015.
Facelifts are cosmetic surgery procedures that provide women with the chance to bring back some youth in the face by decreasing any facial sag and removing wrinkles. There are many different techniques to facelifts for women who need different levels of help with their faces. According to the reports, 113,748 women got their faces lifted in 2015.
5. Tummy Tuck
Not happy with your gym results? Don’t panic, flattening your stomach is always much harder than you expect, which is why it’s no surprise that 123,083 women under the tummy tuck procedure in 2015. Tummy tuck surgery removes all of the extra fat and skin around your abdomen while tightening the muscles in that area, providing women with flatter stomachs.
Whether you broke your nose badly, don’t like the way it looks, or can’t breathe properly, women get nose jobs for a wide array of reasons. Rhinoplasty is the surgical procedure that improves the shape, proportion, or functioning ability of the patient’s nose. As many would expect, nose jobs are among the most common plastic surgeries for women as 164,371 women received a nose job in 2015.
3. Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery, more so than the other surgeries on this list, might come as a surprise. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can improve the look of your upper and lower eyelids as well as the entire shape of your eye. This procedure can be done to improve vision, give women their desired eye shape, or prevent sagging or excess skin around the eye. According to the reports, 174,028 women underwent eyelid surgery in 2015.
Again, this is 2016, and it’s no secret that America is on average an overweight country, so women are extra conscious about their weight. Liposuction is a suction-assisted surgery that removes fat from different areas all over the body. You can get fat removed from your thighs, stomach, arms, back, and even your neck. Of course, not every patient who underwent liposuction in 2015 was “overweight,” but lipo is still one of the most common cosmetic surgeries for women as 196,395 women underwent liposuction in 2015.
1. Breast Augmentation
And for the finale, the most common cosmetic surgery for women is the boob job. Breast augmentation is the surgical procedure that increases the size and volume of the patient’s breast, or improves the overall shape. Whether it’s a 50-year-old priss gasping for a sense of worth, or someone like Megan Fox making the modest jump from an A-cup to a C-cup, those are just two of the 279,143 women who received breast augmentations in 2015.
Of course, those aren’t the only cosmetic surgeries for women. Women also get breast reductions, chin augmentations, and arm lifts. And ever since Kim’s youngest sister, Kylie Jenner, has entered the scene, lip augmentations have become increasingly more popular. Now, remember that regardless of whether you have Kylie’s lips, Kim’s face, or neither, it’s important to love yourself and love the way you look. But, it’s also your body, so if you prefer a new nose and it’s a good possibility for you, then go for it! In the end, just make sure that you make your decision for you.
Written by: Russell McBurnie