The 5 Most Popular Types of Plastic Surgery

The 5 Most Popular Types of Plastic Surgery

According to recent medical studies, plastic surgery for men and women is no longer taboo. Let's be clear that plastic surgery can be both reconstructive and aesthetic.

The latter aims to correct and improve the physical appearance of a healthy patient through surgical procedures according to their wishes. Aesthetic medicine is different: it helps prevent, correct, or heal facial and body defects through a series of minimally invasive treatments.

Each age group seems to have its own particular focus: for those in their twenties, the obsession appears to be breasts; for those in their thirties, the stomach; and for those in their forties, the weakness seems to be the face.

Today, plastic surgery is increasingly popular. More and more women and men have put aside prejudices and hesitation and turned to doctors to correct things they dislike about their bodies. Cosmetic surgery was once very expensive and the privilege of the wealthy. But today, with much lower prices, it is also suitable for "ordinary people" who can pay for it in monthly installments without having to spend thousands of Turkish lira at once!

But what are the most commonly performed aesthetic surgeries? Men and women particularly turn to doctors in these cases:

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Breast augmentation
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Facelift


Rhinoplasty is the most commonly performed plastic surgery by doctors worldwide. The patient's nose reconstruction involves eliminating bumps and imperfections. It is also desirable to fix any breathing problems, such as those caused by a deviated septum. Rhinoplasty is performed under local anesthesia and involves interventions on bones and cartilage using laser-based techniques. The surgery lasts ten to forty minutes, and the hospital stay lasts several days. Minor surgeries can be performed on the same day.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a plastic surgery applied to increase the volume of breasts that have sagged after functions such as breastfeeding. All implants have a silicone coating and are usually placed under the armpit to avoid leaving visible scars on the chest. Breast augmentation surgery can be performed under general or limited anesthesia, and its maximum duration is about two hours.

Blepharoplasty - Lower Eyelids

As they age and due to stressful life, many people experience an excessive accumulation of skin above and below the eyelids. These are the so-called "bags under the eyes," an aesthetic problem for many women and men. Eyelid surgery offers permanent solutions to this issue. Removing excess skin gives the face a fresh and youthful appearance and is one of the most popular aesthetic procedures.


Liposuction is a plastic surgical procedure to remove excess fat from the body. This is an operation highly demanded by women, especially in areas such as thighs and hips, but also in the abdominal area. This is performed under general anesthesia. After the operation, a several-day hospital stay is planned. The fat is usually suctioned through a cannula and then removed, but there are also some medical techniques that perform this with a laser.


A non-surgical facelift is the type of surgery needed by those who desire a younger and fresher appearance. The options for this aesthetic surgery are varied: micro-botulinum, biomimetic peptide injections, blue light treatments, resorbable threads, etc. These are usually treatments that need to be performed again after some time, but they have a more natural and less "plastic" effect than traditional surgical procedures that were very popular in the past.