In 2017 there were nearly 1. 8 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed in the US alone. Getting plastic surgery is an incredibly personal decision, and whatever procedure someone goes for is not a decision to be taken lightly. There are a host of different options available if you’re beginning to look into different plastic surgery options.

Specific procedures are more popular than others, and in this article, we’ll take a look at the most common plastic surgery procedures being carried out today and where you should go for an expert opinion for your plastic surgery needs. Let’s dive in and take a look at some of the most common procedures:

Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation refers to the types of procedures that increase or change the shape of the breast. Another name for breast augmentation procedures is breast implant surgery, and these are a different set of procedures from breast enlargement or breast reduction.


Liposuction is another common plastic surgery procedure. There are two different types of liposuction; one is a surgical procedure that suctions fat from specific areas of the body to provide a slimmer and shapelier silhouette while the most common type of liposuction is tumescent liposuction. Tumescent liposuction is where a saline solution is used to constrict blood vessels and a numbing agent is infused into the area which is under treatment. Tumescent liposuction can safely remove fat from all parts of the body. Most liposuction procedures are fairly routine and, most patients can return to work within a couple of weeks of surgery.


Rhinoplasty or a nose job as it’s commonly known is a procedure that helps to reshape the nose and bring it into balance with the rest of the face. The procedure may involve reducing the size of the nose or refining some areas to give the desired appearance. Rhinoplasty can also be used to help improve breathing in some patients who suffer from problems breathing through the nose. Quite often bruising can appear on the nose after surgery, but this usually fades away naturally over the course of a few days.

Forehead Lift

A forehead lift is usually used to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and smooth creases. Skin is pulled up to make the forehead tighter, while the eyebrows are also elevated to give a more youthful appearance. Forehead lifts are sometimes carried out alongside other types of plastic surgery such as a facelift or a rhinoplasty procedure.

Get Dr. Palmers Help

Dr. Palmer is a leading plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale. Dr. Palmer brings a wealth of experience, having carried out thousands of procedures since 1989. Contact Dr. Palmer’s clinic today to ask Dr. Palmer and his team any questions you may have about the procedure you’re after. Whether you’re certain about the type of procedure you want, or just exploring your options Dr. Palmer and his team can give their expert guidance on what’s right for your individual needs.