A cosmetic procedure is a procedure done to alter a specific body part or area in order to remodel or improve its form or appearance. Some cosmetic procedures involve surgery while others do not.
People choose to have a cosmetic procedure done for many different reasons. In 2003, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported 1.8 million people had surgical cosmetic procedures and 6.4 million people had non-surgical procedures.
Wrinkles, aging skin, sagging skin, and imperfections caused by scarring, birth marks or acne are only a few reasons why many people turn to cosmetic procedures. A less-than-sparkling smile can lead people to have their teeth whitened. Excess fat accumulation might be reduced with liposuction. Features that are displeasing to the individual, such as an unusual nose, heavy eyelids, small breasts or sagging brows, are potential areas for surgical cosmetic procedures.
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