10 Bizarre Plastic Surgery Procedures That Are Incredibly Popular

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The popularity of plastic surgery has grown immensely over the past few decades. Millions of people have had procedures done to themselves so that they look prettier or younger, usually involving the removal of excess skin and fat or even having breast augmentations. These are just typical cases of plastic surgery though, there are many different types that have come into fashion because of a new trend or craze, leading to a huge demand for surgeons to carry out unusual operations on their patients.

Eyelash Transplants

Like many other forms of plastic surgery, the eyelash transplant was originally developed as a way to help burn victims who couldn’t grow back their eyelashes. The procedure is now available to anyone who can afford it. It involves taking hair from your head and implanting it into the eyelids, although the hair will continue to grow and will need to be cut regularly to ensure it remains at the proper length.

Grin Lift

The grin lift is an operation that is almost exclusive to the older generation as it attempts to fix a problem created by aging. As a person goes through life, the corners of their mouths begin to drop and it can look as if a person is frowning when they actually are not. The entire process includes cutting out portions of the skin above the mouth to lift it up, leaving a perkier smile but also visible scars.

Earlobe Reconstruction

Earlobe reconstruction is a process in which a surgeon can make an earlobe appear as if it is completely normal by taking skin and tissue from other parts of the body. While it is of no use to the vast majority of people, it is vital for those who have had large piercings or gauges and now need to get rid of the holes left by them.

Abdominal Etching

Abdominal etching is perfect for those who either can’t get a six pack regardless of how much effort they put in at the gym or don’t have the time or energy to try to get one. The surgeon essentially draws a six pack onto the body and sucks out the fat around the markings to create a look that imitates the natural muscles.

Beard Transplant

Working in almost exactly the same way as a normal hair transplant, hair follicles are taken from other parts of the body and implanted into the skin of the face. The hair usually comes from the head as this is the closest approximation to facial hair and so will create the most authentic looking beard.

Thigh Gap Therapy

The thigh gap has become a hugely popular aspiration for many young women in recent times thanks to the fact that many supermodels have it. However, it is not something that demonstrates health or a good body shape, but rather just the natural build a person has. That hasn’t stopped people wanting to have it though and a clinic in Texas offers special laser surgery that can allegedly burn off excess fat and create a thigh gap.

Voice Lift

Surgeons have been offering voice lifts for a number of years now, though usually only to people who have been diagnosed with a disease or had an accident that damaged their vocal chords. However, many people are now electing to have the procedure done so that their voices can appear less hoarse and more youthful, making it especially popular with older people who fear they may lose their voice. The operation includes moving the chords closer together and injecting them with fat so that they are larger, allowing them to create a fuller sound.

Belly Button Surgery

There are two types of people in the world, those with an innie belly button and those with an outie. However, as most people have innies, it is this type of belly button that most find aesthetically pleasing and considered normal. For this reason, some of those with outies are now getting surgery that involves cutting away tiny umbilical hernias and then folding the skin in on itself.

Testicular Smoothing

Also known as informally as “ball ironing”, this type of plastic surgery promises to help men have younger looking private parts. It has become a popular procedure as more and more men seek to have plastic surgery, especially with male porn stars. The whole procedure involves a spa treatment for the pubic region and lasers to tighten the scrotum and remove hair from the testes.

Iris Implants

Another type of plastic surgery that is growing in popularity is iris implants. They allow people to change the color of their eyes to whatever they want, or even have them be two individual colors. It only takes around 45 minutes for the surgeons to place an implant inside the eye through a small cut and then unfold it so that it covers the entire iris. Because of the ease of the procedure, it is also easily reversible.