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Top 5 Procedures Nationwide

/ Dr. Aric Aghayan

Plastic surgery continues to become more popular, with nearly 18 million operations done each year in the United States.

Both men and women are having increased cosmetic procedures that make them look younger and give them more desirable contours. If you’re considering plastic surgery, below are the most popular procedures as of 2020.


Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that takes fat from certain areas of your body to give you a more slender and desirable physique.

The most popular type of liposuction is tumescent, where a solution of saline, epinephrine, and lidocaine is injected to control pain and bleeding. Then, that liquid and fat are sucked out of the body with a small tube called a cannula.

The infusion of these liquids can cause you to retain fluids for a few days, but this problem goes away in a few days.

The other type is ultrasonic-assisted liposuction, where the cannula shoots ultrasonic energy to melt the fat so the surgeon can suck it out with a cannula.

UAL has more risks and side effects, including threats of burns and a more extended surgery.

However, both forms of liposuction are considered safe and effective. Note that Portland liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment; it’s ideal for people near their goal weight who cannot lose stubborn fat in the love handles, belly, thighs, and back.

Liposuction is a permanent procedure; the fat that is removed is gone for good. However, if you gain weight, you can pack on pounds in other areas of the body. That’s why it’s essential that you maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine after this surgery.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is very popular in the US, with more than 300,000 procedures per year.

Portland breast augmentation, sometimes coupled with a breast lift, is done for many reasons:

  • Enlarge both breasts for aesthetic reasons
  • Replace a breast (breast reconstruction)
  • Make asymmetrical breasts the same size

Women can choose silicone or saline breast implants. Silicone implants once were thought to be unsafe, but both types are now FDA approved. Note that many women need to have the implants replaced every 10 to 20 years.

Most people need about two weeks of recovery before they go back to their regular activities. It’s important to take it easy during this period to allow the incisions to heal.

Eyelid Surgery

An eyelid lift may be done for aesthetic reasons or to enhance vision in those with sagging skin in the eyelids. Sagging skin in this area can also make you look tired and older.

You can have lower eyelid surgery that can reduce puffiness and wrinkling to make you look younger. Fat deposits cause this problem under the eyes that can be taken out during the procedure.

This procedure is often done with other operations, such as a facelift or brow lift.

Most people need about 10 to 14 days to recover, and swelling goes away entirely within a few months.

Tummy Tuck

A Portland tummy tuck removes extra skin from the abdomen, and the remaining skin is tightened. This condition is usually caused by pregnancy or excessive weight loss, with loose, saggy skin hanging on the lower belly.

The ideal candidate doesn’t have extra fat deposits in the belly but just has skin hanging in that area.

This surgery requires extensive recovery, including the need to stay bent at the waist for about two weeks. So, you will need to take a few weeks off to recover.

This is a permanent surgery, but you may need additional surgery if you gain weight or become pregnant again.

Breast Reduction

Some women are candidates for breast reduction surgery due to the physical complications caused by carrying around the excess weight – such as severe back pain. Although insurance companies often pay for it; the benefits go beyond mere aesthetics.

Women with disproportionately large breasts may have trouble finding clothes that fit, and they also may have back and posture problems that lead to health complications later in life.

The surgery will reduce weight and bulk in the chest and help relieve back and posture problems. This surgery is a permanent solution to reduce breast size, and most women can return to work within two weeks.

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Interested in a Portland plastic surgery consultation? Dr. Aric Aghayan is proud to serve Portland area patients at his practice, Après Plastic Surgery. He’ll go over the options, goals, and more to determine if you’re an ideal candidate for a plastic surgery procedure.


The 10 Most Common Plastic Surgery Procedures. (2019). Accessed at https://www.verywellhealth.com/most-popular-plastic-surgeries-3157239

 Types Of Common Plastic Surgery Procedures. (n.d.). Accessed at https://stanfordhealthcare.org/medical-treatments/c/cosmetic-plastic-surgery/types.html

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