Plastic Surgery Terms You Should Know

By Dr. Deane on March 16, 2022 under Body Lift, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Chemical Peel, Facelift, Hair Transplant, Laser Resurfacing, Liposuction, Plastic Surgery, Tummy Tuck

Plastic Surgery Terms You Should Know

There are a few plastic surgeries that seem to dominate people’s understanding of this field of medicine, but plastic surgeons like Dr. Leland Deane offer more than the mainline procedures or services that may come to mind. Plastic surgery is never a one-size-fits-all solution to your aesthetic or medical concerns, meaning anyone can find good results from a variety of body and facial procedures.

Plastic surgery is a delicate matter handled extremely precisely. That’s why understanding some of the lesser-known terms is crucial if you want to understand better the meaning behind certain procedures. Before making an appointment with a plastic surgeon like Dr. Deane, some plastic surgery terms need explaining.

1. Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty is the term for plastic surgery to improve the abdominal area and midsection. It is more commonly known as tummy tuck surgery.

2. Chemical Peel

By using a custom blend of enriching acids, chemical peels remove precise layers of skin to achieve specific benefits, including reducing wrinkles, treating acne scars, or improving overall skin tone.

3. Breast Augmentation

Breast implants are filled with saline, a sterile saltwater solution, or silicone, which can be either in gel form or “form-stable” silicone, also known as gummy bear implants. Breast implants come in all shapes, sizes, and textures, and can be used in many different ways.

4. Laser Resurfacing

Finely tuned resurfacing lasers can repair damaged areas of skin by vaporizing the top layer of skin and erasing age spots, veins, scars, and other blemishes from the skin without causing pain or complications.

5. Liposuction

Liposuction techniques and technologies are able to not only remove fat from nearly anywhere on the body, but also tighten skin or use fat to augment other areas, such as the face, breasts, or butt.

6. Body Lift

When specific surgeries are not suitable or capable of achieving the body rejuvenation and figure-enhancement results you desire, a body lift can be performed. This more extensive plastic surgery technique involves longer incisions but creates transformational results in the midsection and lower body.

7. Rhytidectomy

The technical name for a facelift isn’t used as often in public forums, but a rhytidectomy is the same thing and can result in taking up to 10 years off your appearance.

8. Hair Transplant

This procedure involves implanting new hair in bald areas or removing damaged hairs through surgery and transplanting them into areas where they will be useful in enhancing your looks.

Learn More With a Consultation

The best-qualified candidates for plastic surgery procedures of all kinds are those that are well-informed and realistic about what various procedures entail and what their results will be. To be the most informed patient, we hope people take the time to learn the terms experts like Dr. Deane may use when talking to you about your cosmetic concerns and goals. However, the best source of this information as it relates to your unique anatomy is the surgeon himself, so we invite you to schedule a consultation by calling our practice or contacting us online today.