Most Common Types of Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is becoming a more popular way to improve one’s body, despite the cultural push towards body positivity and natural rejuvenation. Because of that, it’s crucial to know what the most common types of cosmetic surgery are that you can give to your patients. This is also important since they tend to confuse cosmetic with plastic surgery due to pop culture. Hopefully, knowing what options you can have available will help set things straight if they decide to go down that route.

Breast Augmentation

This is likely the most well-known form of cosmetic surgery since it is one of the most talked-about when women get it done. Plus, there are many different variations of it. The main two include breast lifts and enlargements. Brest reduction falls under the same category, but they are rarer. All three of these are surgical procedures with low levels of risk.

Botulinum Toxin Type A

While there are many types of Botulinum Toxin Type A, the most common form is Botox. All of them get used in non-surgical procedures to remove or lessen the number of wrinkles and creases on the subject’s body, most frequently done on the face. It gets accomplished by injecting the area with chemicals that help flatten out the skin. While lethal in high doses, you shouldn’t have to worry about that in cosmetic use.


For patients who are having difficulties losing weight, they might turn to liposuction for better results. However, if the person has not made any lifestyle changes, it’s not ideal as they can risk regaining the weight post-surgery. The surgical procedure removes excess fat by sucking it out through an incision that removes as much as possible without causing injury to the person.


Better known as the tummy tuck, abdominoplasty is a surgical process that removes excess skin and fat from a person’s stomach area and restores weakened muscles. This is a normal procedure done after liposuction, but people can do it independently as well. Its goal is to make the patient’s abdominal area smoother and firmer than before.

Laser Hair Removal

Our last common type of cosmetic surgery is laser hair removal. This process is non-invasive and gets used to stop hair from growing in unwanted places. It does this by using highly concentrated light to penetrate deep into the roots of the hair follicles and prevent them from growing any further in the future. It is a safe procedure to perform on most parts of the body, but examine your patient before proceeding.

If you are interested in performing this procedure for your patients or need to update your current equipment, check out all the options for cosmetic laser equipment available on our website. We’re confident that you’ll find what you need.