Female Cosmetic Surgery

There are many reasons why a woman may consider the possibility of undergoing plastic surgery.

Dissatisfaction with body image is one factor, when confidence and self-esteem are affected by the belief that her breasts are too small or too big, her thighs are too chunky or maybe her face is increasingly showing unwelcome signs of age. Another reason is age itself and the effect it has on the body as a whole, like sagging breasts and bottom or expanding waistline. Pregnancy and giving birth, of course, also have a major impact on the female body and can lead to the desire for ‘repair’ by cosmetic or plastic surgery.

Let us not forget that health issues are also a catalyst and even envy can play a part, when a woman may long for Elle Macpherson’s breasts, Jessica Simpson’s nose or Kylie Minogue’s bottom. Women consider it much more important than men to look their very best at all times – so these things genuinely matter and concern them. It should come as no great surprise that around one in three women in the UK have considered or undergone cosmetic surgery at some point. The most popular cosmetic surgery procedures with women in the UK are liposuction, all forms of breast surgery and certain facial surgery procedures:

  • Breast Enlargement Surgery (or Breast Augmentation Surgery) is extremely popular, involving the insertion of silicone implants to increase breast size in an operation that usually takes around 1.5 hours under general anaesthetic. Whilst there are many women who wish to increase their breast size, there are as many who wish to reduce theirs through Breast Reduction Surgery. Another favoured cosmetic surgery procedure with women is the Breast Uplift (or Mastopexy), often in tandem with Breast Augmentation Surgery and designed to lift and firm up the breasts for a fuller bust-line.
  • The Tummy Tuck (or Abdominoplasty) is another in-demand cosmetic surgery procedure. Designed to remove excess fat and skin from around the waist for a firmer, flatter stomach, this procedure takes up to two hours to complete and is normally followed by a one or two night stay in the plastic surgery clinic. Liposuction, where excess fatty tissue can be removed from many parts of the body via a small incision, is also now a much-desired procedure in the UK, especially as this method of fat removal guarantees minimal scarring in comparison with other operations.
  • With regard to Facial Surgery, procedures that are gaining popularity with women include Rhinoplasty (popularly referred to as a nose job), which is a corrective operation to reshape the nose or increase or decrease it in size. The Blepharoplasty procedure was developed to address the problem of drooping eyelids and eradicating eye bags by removing excess skin from the eyelids; this is one of the most sought-after treatments by women today. And the Facelift is arguably the ultimate solution for women looking to challenge the aging process by smoothing out loose skin in the facial area.

Besides these chart-topping cosmetic surgery procedures for women, there are many others available that tackle problems with certain areas of the body. Below we present a brief overview of all procedures available through us at Cosmetic Surgery Consultants: each separate procedure has its own dedicated page on our website, where you can find in-depth information concerning all aspects of the operation and After Care. If you need more information, please feel free to contact Cosmetic Surgery Consultants by completing our online enquiry form.

Female Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

Blepharoplasty
See main text above.

Breast Asymmetry
Corrective breast surgery intended to correct differences in shape and size or nipple position.

Breast Augmentation
See main text above.

Breast Capsulectomy
For the removal of muscle capsules that can form around implants following Breast Augmentation.

Breast Implant Removal or Replacement
A procedure to remove breast implants that may have leaked, ruptured or changed shape.

Breast Reduction
See main text above.

Breast Uplift (Mastoplexy)
See main text above.

Brow Lift
For drooping eyebrows and loose skin; a careful lift of the forehead skin to smooth it out.

Buccal Fat Removal
A procedure focused on the removal of excessive fatty tissue from the facial cheeks.

Capsular Contraction
A side-effect of Breast Augmentation that can be corrected with two different capsulotomy procedures.

Cheek Implants / Augmentation
A corrective cosmetic surgery procedure to address weak cheek areas by the placement of implants.

Chin Implants / Chin Reduction
Chin surgery is either performed to augment a weak chin, balance other facial features, such as a prominent nose or to reduce a prominent chin.

Facelift
See main text above.

Fat Injections
Also known as Fat Grafting, an effective method for reducing facial wrinkles and scar tissue.

Labial Reduction
The aesthetic reshaping of overly protruding, inner vaginal lips (labia minora) for a natural appearance

More Female Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

Liposelection
A new procedure aiming at intensive targeting of unwanted fatty tissue with minimal resultant scarring.

Liposuction
See main text above.

Mini Facelift
A development in Facelift surgery that dramatically reduces scarring; this is very popular at present.

Mini Tummy Tuck
The removal of excess skin and fat from the waist, without the navel repositioning of the Tummy Tuck.

Neck Lift
Addressing the problem of loose skin around the neck area as a result of ageing or weight loss.

Otoplasty (Ear Pinning)
This cosmetic surgery corrects the problem of protruding ears in adults and children alike.

Rhinoplasty
See main text above.

Revision Rhinoplasty
This is a Rhinoplasty procedure intended to correct any problems arising from initial Rhinoplasty.

Septo Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty with emphasis on clearing nasal blockages causing breathing difficulties in the patient.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
A tummy tuck is a procedure to remove excess fat and skin from around the waist.

Vaginoplasty
The tightening and toning of loose vaginal muscles, usually caused by giving birth.

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You can find much more information on every one of these cosmetic surgery procedures by following the links to their individual pages. If you should need more advice or information concerning these procedures, cosmetic surgery in general or how Cosmetic Surgery Consultants can help you, please feel free to contact us by completing our online enquiry form.