Qualified medical doctors practise cosmetic medicine which entails  an array of surgical and non-surgical procedures and done using local or topical anaesthesia, to generally make a change to the current way that the person looks and sometimes to reformat the structures of certain parts of the body e.g. nose, breasts and others to make subtle changes with regard to shape, colour, position, etc. of the cutaneous, subcutaneous tissues or associated structures using methods and procedures taking into account the medical and aesthetic wishes of the recipient.

Cosmetic surgery examples:

• Abdominal etching, or Ab etching, is used to contour and shape the abdominal fat pad for a flat stomach.

• Abdominoplasty (or "tummy tuck"):

• Blepharoplasty (or "eyelid surgery")

• Breast augmentation

• Breast reduction

• Breast lift

• Buttock Augmentation

• Chin augmentation:

• Cheek augmentation

• Chemical peel: Reduce profiles of acne, pock, scars,wrinkles

• Labiaplasty: Reduce and reshape of the labia by surgery

• Laser skin resurfacing

• Otoplasty (or ear surgery) - Reshape ear

• Rhinoplasty (or "nose job") - Reshape nose

• Rhytidectomy (or "face lift") - Rid of face wrinkles and signs of aging

• Suction-Assisted Lipectomy (or liposuction) - Remove fat from the body

It is a growing trend that people are going abroad from western countries as it seems to be much much cheaper to get it done overseas. Typical destinations are Cuba, Thailand, Argentina, India, and some areas of Eastern Europe.  People should (some don't) look  into what can go wrong with the procedures they are undergoing and if that does occur, will be it be possible to rectify the situation easily and not costing even more money than supposedly saved.  Is there surgery support if something goes wrong further down the line.1 year? 2 years? 5 years?

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