The number of plastic surgery procedures available is amazing. If you are unhappy with your looks or want to slow the appearance of aging, you may be wondering what procedures you should consider.

Of course, everyone has their own concerns and trouble spots, but in general, the following are five cosmetic procedures that are likely to have a big impact on how you feel about your appearance.


More commonly known as a tummy tuck, this procedure removes loose fat and skin that many women battle after having children. The doctor can often tighten up and reattach separated stomach muscles as part of this procedure. The results are generally stunning.

Tummy tucks should not be used as a replacement for weight loss, they are to improve the appearance after weight loss. As long as you maintain a fairly consistent weight, the results from your tummy tuck should last indefinitely. Gaining significant weight will undo the positive results of the tummy tuck, however, so this surgery is best left for after you are finished having children.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is the surgical addition of implants to your breasts. The aim is to increase bust size, or restore size lost due to pregnancy or weight loss. Breast augmentation also gives the breasts more projection, which will give you a younger looking silhouette.

It is important to note however, that a breast augmentation is not the same as a breast lift. Although the breasts will be perkier after augmentation surgery, it is because you have added fullness. If your breasts are sagging severely, consider a breast lift.

A breast augmentation in Salt Lake City is also an excellent way to balance out a pear shaped figure, if you have lost some weight and still feel self-conscious about the size of your lower half.

Breast Lift

The official name for a breast lift is mastopexy. In this procedure, the doctor removes excess skin and tightens the tissue, creating a higher, firmer profile. Demand for breast lifts has increased rapidly over the past decade, as women are realizing how dramatically the procedure can improve their appearance.

Some women prefer the idea of a breast lift over augmentation because there are no implants involved, however, if you have little breast tissue, you may be unhappy with the results of the lift. It is important to talk this over with your surgeon, so you know what to expect post-surgery.


Liposuction is the removal of fat deposits in certain areas of the body. Liposuction can improve your proportions and improve self-confidence. Liposuction is typically performed on areas where fat stores are disproportionately large.

Depending on the individual, this may be the thighs, hips, stomach or any other body part. Liposuction is not used for an all-over slim down, and does not replace diet and exercise. Liposuction will also not get rid of the dimply cellulite that many women struggle with.


A facelift helps you look younger by reducing many signs of aging, such as sagging, creases, loss of fat and skin tone, and tightening loose skin. Facelifts are often performed as part of a combination of procedures, including eye lifts and brow lifts.

The combination of several procedures improves the effect, and often increases happiness with the results. With the variety of plastic surgery procedures available, it can be a challenge to determine which would be a good fit for you.

The good news is, these procedures are becoming so commonplace that it isn’t difficult to find others who have had them done. You can learn firsthand what their experience was like, talk with your surgeon to hear what you may be a good candidate for, and review before and after pictures of other people’s procedures before making your decision.