Cosmetic surgery seems to be gaining increasing popularity in recent years. This is because, a lot of factors such as age, skin exposure to the sun, genetics, trauma, weight gain, and loss can all have an effect on our appearance. So, it’s clear that all these can tell on our face. Makeup may help to conceal some of these appearance flaws but, then whatever solutions this might bring is at temporary. A face surgery can help to eliminate some of these facial flaws and give you an exciting youthful look. The effect of face surgery is long-lasting making it convenient for you.

There are a number of face surgery procedure and these are meant for different purposes and to enhance different parts of the face. There are also other cosmetic surgery procedures that can be used to enhance other parts of the body. Some examples include tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast surgery. Even amongst face surgery procedures, a few such as rhinoplasty (nose job) are more popular than others. Let’s take a look at the different types of face surgery procedures.


A facelift also known as rhytidectomy is widely acclaimed to be one of the most efficient surgical procedures that work in the reversal of the signs of aging that are visible. It has been said that a good facelift procedure has the ability to make one look 10 years younger than their actual age. A facelift lifts the skin and tightens it thereby reducing laxity and sagging of the skin. It addresses issues such as sagging jowls, sagging cheekbones, and an undefined jawline. A facelift might not totally remove existing wrinkles but it would definitely reduce the rate at which new wrinkles would be formed. Care should be taken to visit only a competent plastic surgeon as a wrongly performed surgery can leave you with a permanently surprised look or an overstretched skin. A facelift also, cannot last permanently since one would continue to age with time so it has to be renewed in about 10 – 15 years time.

Forehead Lift

This face surgery procedure affects only the forehead as the name implies. It is very suitable for people with only a complaint of forehead wrinkles as there is no need for a full facelift. This surgical procedure not only takes out or limit forehead wrinkles, it also fixes sagging eyebrows, furrows within brow lines and a low brow line. Hence, the procedure is also known as browplasty. The process results in a more alert and younger look. A forehead lift can cause scarring but the scars can usually be hidden really well by your hairline. But it may present a problem for those with a receding hairline.

Eyelid Surgery

Also known as blepharoplasty, this surgical procedure is carried out to take out sagging skin in excess around the eyes. This results in a more youthful look. An example is the removal of skin on the upper eyelid or removal of skin from the lower eyelid (eye bags) that both cause a tiresome look. Scars that occur during this face surgery procedure, can be easily concealed naturally within the skin folds. A successful process would leave your eyes with a wider and brighter look endowing you with a refreshed appearance.

Facial Implants

Facial implants help in fixing the shape of your face. Every part of the face has an appropriate implant applicable to it. Facial implants serve a greater purpose in balancing uneven facial parts. This results in a more definitive facial contour. They can also be used to modify the body in a fashionably awkward way such as the addition of horns or any other conceived shape underneath the skin, for those who fancy such.


It is popularly known as a nose job. The nose is a part of the face that gets an instant attention when someone looks at you. So a lot of people are quite conscious of their nose size and shape. For people with a large or funny shaped nose that makes them feel uncomfortable, a nose job might just do the trick. It gives you an improved appearance and that can, in turn, boost your self-esteem. A nose can be altered surgically in a number of ways. For example, a wide nose can be narrowed and a humped nose can be straightened out. It goes on and on. However, whatever is being done on your nose has to come out looking natural. So because of this reason, your surgeon might decline your choice of modification on your nose. This is to ensure that your nose does not come out looking weird in comparison to the rest of your face.

Other Types of Enhancement Cosmetic Surgery

There are other cosmetic surgical procedures that your cosmetic surgeon can carry out to enhance your appearance and these are on other parts of the body. These include breast surgeries and body contouring. Let’s briefly touch on one of them.

Breast Surgery

A breast surgery is carried out to enhance the look or size of the breasts. There are a number of breast surgeries that can be carried out, though for different purposes. The first is breast enlargement or augmentation, otherwise known as boobs job. It is used to increase the size of the breasts. In the surgical procedure, the plastic surgeon makes an incision around the breast area and then inserts an implant. This gives the breasts a much larger and firmer appearance and feel. Although, there might be scars after the procedure, but the scars are conveniently hidden within the creases of the breast and are not visible. Another type of breast surgery is breast reduction where the size of large breasts are reduced to a more comfortable size. Then there is also breast upliftment surgery. This surgical procedure is used in the uplifting of sagging breasts. An implant is used in this procedure as well. Implants do not last permanently and should be replaced every 10-15 years.

If you’re considering enhancing your looks through face surgery, it is strongly advised that you contact only a competent surgeon who is duly certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who also is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. This is because a wrong turn of events in the process of surgery or bad results can have fatal consequences.