5 Surgical Options For Enhancing Your Physical Appearance 2023

Society is at an impasse regarding beauty standards and appearance. On the one hand, segments of society urge individuals to embrace their natural looks because everyone is inherently unique and beautiful. In contrast, one social science research study shows that a person’s appearance affects their life experiences, including opportunities and income level. 

Moreover, a second study established that high self-perception and a positive body image improve one’s quality of life, performance, and relationships. Fortunately, plastic surgeons can perform various cosmetic surgical procedures to help you enhance your self-esteem and quality of life. Below is an overview of the most popular cosmetic surgeries.

1. Rhinoplasty

Popularly known as a nose job, rhinoplasty or nose reshaping is among the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures globally. It is among the cosmetic surgery principles that apply the golden ratio principle. 

The golden ratio, or divine proportion, is the brainchild of mathematician Luca Pacioli. It entails dividing a line such that the ratio of the short segment to the long segment equals the ratio of the long segment to the entire line to create aesthetically-pleasing proportionality. Therefore, a nose that does not meet this proportionality due to injury or from birth causes one to feel self-conscious.

However, rhinoplasty can correct imperfections and even health problems like difficulty breathing and snoring. The complexity of the procedure varies on a case-by-case basis and may present some risks, including numbness, infections, and discoloration.

Fortunately, you need not worry about such outcomes while under the care of Dr. Nima Shemirani. Dr. Shemirani is a Double board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty, including revision and non-surgical rhinoplasty. He combines his experience, scientific knowledge, and artistry to perform rhinoplasty procedures that heighten a patient’s confidence via a personality transformation that improves their quality of life.

So, who qualifies for a rhinoplasty? Any adult aged 18 and over can undergo a successful rhinoplasty procedure. According to one report, the overall rhinoplasty satisfaction rate is 83.6%. However, experts recommend getting the cosmetic procedure before 50 because aging alters the nasal structure, making the procedure more complex, and older patients take significantly longer to recover from rhinoplasty surgery.

5 Surgical Options For Enhancing Your Physical Appearance 2023

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2. Blepharoplasty

The skin loses elasticity as it ages and tends to sag and form wrinkles, bags, and other elements that cause individuals to feel subconscious about their eye region. However, certified plastic surgeons can correct such age malformations around the eye via blepharoplasty.

Blepharoplasty is an eye rejuvenation procedure performed on the upper or lower eyelids to eliminate eye puffiness and lines that enhance the appearance of aging. According to one industry report, the global blepharoplasty market is worth over USD 3.3 billion, and market projections predict a 5.6% compounded annual growth rate  (CAGR) by 2026.

The factors contributing to the eyelid surgical procedure’s popularity include its less invasive nature. Also, a younger demographic is undergoing this elective procedure to combat age. 

Blepharoplasty has a high success rate, with one survey report showing an 87% satisfaction rate among patients, regardless of the technique used during the surgery. However, the surgery has some inherent risks when performed in an unprofessional environment, including the risk of anesthesia, numbness, infection, blurred vision, irritated eyes, scarring, and skin discoloration.

3. Brow Lift

Besides the eye region, aging also takes its toll on the forehead’s skin, causing wrinkles. Moreover, repeated facial expressions like frowning and even smiling cause the wrinkles to appear more prominent. Also, the wrinkles on your forehead can result from the emotional stress that alters the skin’s protein component.

The wrinkles on your forehead alter your quality of life, including how people interpret your non-verbal communication cues. However, you can use a brow lift to reduce the appearance of forehead wrinkles and lines. 

Plastic may either administer an endoscopic or temporal brow lift. While the techniques differ, the result is repositioned forehead tissue to achieve a desirable, rejuvenated look. 

According to one survey conducted among brow lift patients a year after the surgery, the procedure has a predictable outcome and a 95% satisfaction rate. However, the procedure has inherent risks, including numbness, eyebrow asymmetry, bleeding, facial nerve injury, and receding hairline.

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4. Facial Implants

Facial implants are cosmetic surgical procedures that adhere to the golden ratio principle to create contours that enhance facial attractiveness and the perception of beauty.      The facial implant surgical procedure entails using implants inserted in the jaw, cheeks, or chin to create the facial balance synonymous with beauty. Their primary advantage over other facial cosmetic procedures like fillers is their longevity; the implants can last a lifetime. 

Cosmetic surgical procedures featuring facial implants have no age restrictions, so any adult seeking to enhance their facial features by adding fullness and contouring is eligible for such procedures. One study established that surgical procedures utilizing facial implants have a high satisfaction rate. However, the procedure has inherent risks, including recurrent infections in some patients.

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5. Liposuction

Liposuction or body contouring is a surgical procedure whereby the surgeons remove excess or unwanted fat from specific body parts, particularly the abdominal and lower body areas. Besides its slimming property, liposuction entails reshaping body parts to achieve a desirable physique.

According to one report, plastic surgeons across the globe conducted 1.9 million liposuction procedures in 2021. However, the procedure is not ideal for everyone.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends that the ideal liposuction candidate is within 30% of their ideal weight, have no non-communicable health conditions, and be a non-smoker. Liposuction has a high satisfaction rate, although it may take patients up to three months to see the results due to postoperative swelling.


The cosmetic surgical procedures above help men and women improve their physical appearance and quality of life globally. However, research each procedure, including the inherent risk, and only consult a certified plastic surgeon to ensure safety and success.

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