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Cosmetic procedures

Some cosmetic procedures involve major surgery, while others are minimally invasive and can be done in a matter of moments. Learn about the options, risks and recovery time for a wide range of procedures.

Cosmetic surgery – things to consider

Here are some questions to ask yourself if you are considering cosmetic surgery.

If you’re looking for an overview of cosmetic surgery options, read this introductory article.

Go through this list to find out if you might be a good candidate for cosmetic surgery.

What you need to know about follow-up care and questions to ask your doctor.

Make sure you do your research before going abroad for cosmetic surgery.

Cosmetic procedures explained

Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are procedures doctors use to improve acne scars, tattoo scars, wrinkles and other skin lesions.

Laser skin resurfacing is a fairly new procedure for reducing wrinkles and skin irregularities such as acne scars. Read more about laser skin resurfacing with a CO2 or carbon dioxide laser.

Skin laser resurfacing treatment using an Erbium YAG laser is a cosmetic procedure for fine wrinkles, some sun damage, moderate acne damage, uneven pigmentation and rough skin. Learn more.

Find out about the options for treating scars, including over-the-counter or prescription creams, surgery, and injections.

Learn more about plastic surgery options for burns and other wounds.

Learn everything you need to know before you tattoo.

If you’ve ever wondered about permanent make-up, read this introduction to the technique.

Botox is a popular way to treat forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and other signs of ageing in the face. How long does an injection last, and who should not use botulinum toxin?

This procedure is used for improving the look and feel of the skin, including reducing fine lines and age spots.

If you have an unwanted body design, newer laser tattoo removal techniques can eliminate your tattoo with minimal side effects.

Vaginoplasty and labiaplasty are among the types of cosmetic surgical procedures available to tighten, reduce or enlarge parts of the vaginal region.

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