Cosmetic surgery is a big industry in many countries around the world. America has seen a surge in plastic surgery procedures in recent years. This is probably thanks to most procedures becoming safe and less expensive.

So what are America’s most popular plastic surgery procedures? Let’s take a look.


This procedure is one of the least complicated and one of the most popular. It involves the removal of fat from specific areas. Once the fat has been removed it is hoped that the patient will have a slimmer appearance.

Not only is liposuction one of the most popular plastic surgeries it’s also one of the quickest to recover from. Patients should follow practical liposuction recovery tips and expect to return to business as usual within a few days.


Also known as a “Tummy tuck”, an abdominoplasty involves a plastic surgeon removing excess skin. The skin is removed from the abdominal (stomach) area and any remaining skin is tightened.

This procedure tends to be carried out on those who have a lot of excess skin. Women who were recently pregnant or anyone who has lost a lot of weight usually undergoes this procedure.

As far as the recovery time is concerned it can take two to three weeks to recover. However, some patients can find that they are limited as to the activities they can do for a few months.


More commonly known as a “Face lift”, a rhytidectomy is a procedure that helps to remove wrinkles. In addition to this, it can also help to remove any sagging that has occurred. A face lift works to tighten the skin and help the patient to look younger.

We all associate tighter skin with youth, which is why this procedure is so popular. Face lifts can also be performed in conjunction with other types of procedures such as skin peels. As a result, the patient can have two procedures while they’re under the knife, helping to save time.

The recovery time for a rhytidectomy is often up to 14 days. However, some people recover a little sooner.


Also known as a “Nose job”, rhinoplasty is a procedure that works to reshape the nose. Some patients undergo this procedure so their nose is more in balance with their face.

A plastic surgeon may refine some of the areas of the nose or reduce its size. The result is that the patient has a nose that looks more pleasing to them.

Some patients may find that they can breathe a little more easily after their rhinoplasty. This is because they may have had a deviated septum. Once the septum has been re-aligned they can breathe more easily and enjoy having a nicer-shaped nose.

Millions of Americans undergo plastic surgery procedures every year. Thanks to advances in technology recovery time is lessened. Results also tend to be much more satisfactory than they were just 10 years ago. It’s no wonder then, that more and more people are choosing to have plastic surgery. Looking better has never been easier.