Celebrities have always had a great influence on their fans. Famous singers, actors, and sport stars are idolised; they represent an ideal of perfection, glamour and beauty. Millions look up to them and try to emulate their beauty regimen by buying the same cosmetics products, by copying the way they dress, and so on. Celebrities do set up beauty and fashion trends.They go to great extent to maintain their looks, as their fans expect them to always look flawless at all times and to project an image of youth.

There is  constant social pressure on everyone to look their best all the time. However, this pressure is especially higher among  celebrities due to the paparazzi . To maintain their ‘public image’, celebrities have to look gorgeous whenever they step out. We also live in a society that values physical appearance, and nowadays, need to put as much effort as we can to look our best.

Exercising and having a healthy lifestyle is certainly helpful in maintaining youthful looks. But, even with the most balanced diet and regular exercising habits, one cannot fight the ageing process. Cosmetic products do help in covering up the signs of time but this remains superficial and not enough to champion a young and flawless skin. Many medical techniques are now available to improve one’s physical appearance and halt or reverse the visible signs of ageing.

India ranks 4th in the world for the number of cosmetic surgery procedures performed after USA, Brazil and South Korea. The country is a breeding hub for aesthetic surgeries with more than 9 lakh procedures conducted each year and the number is gradually increasing.

Mentioned below are some of the common surgeries which are adopted by most  celebrities, and are also available to the public.

Rhinoplasty

Also known as nose job, rhinoplasty is not only done to reconstruct or to change the shape of the nose but also to improve its functions.

Lip augmentation

Lip job is a popular cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller and plumper lips. These days, injectible dermal fillers is the most common lip augmentation method.

Hair transplant

It’s a procedure where the surgeon usually moves hair from the back or side of the head to implant them to the front or top of the head (bald areas) and it is most common in males as many suffer from pattern baldness and hair loss.

Brow lift

Also known as forehead lift, brow lift reduces the wrinkle lines across the forehead, as well as those that occur on the bridge of the nose and it helps raise sagging brows that  hood upper eyelids.

Rhytidectomy

Commonly known as a face lift, this can tighten loose skin around the jaw line (jowls). It can also remove deep creases around the mouth and nose, and excess hanging skin and fat under the chin and on the neck.

Buttock augmentation

The procedure is used to enhance the contour, size and shape of the buttocks. It improves the balance of your figure. It is done through the use of buttock implants or fat grafting and sometimes with the combination of both.

Breast augmentation

It involves using breast implants or fat transfer to increase the size of your breasts to make them look perky as well as fat removal from males in cases of gynecomastia.

Liposuction

It is cosmetic procedure that removes fat that can’t be gotten rid of through diet and exercise. It consists in a suction technique to remove fat from specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, neck or arms.

Abdominoplasty

Also known as tummy tuck, abdominoplasty flattens the abdomen by removing extra fat and skin, and tightening muscles of the abdominal wall.

There are other non-surgical procedures, which are non-invasive. Some of them are as follows:

Injections and Fillers, most commonly used non-surgical method to remove lines and wrinkles caused by aging. Hyaluronic acid fillers are is the most popular product in this category.

Botulinum Toxin (Botox) is a procedure that is used to remove lines and wrinkles.This is the number one minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure in the World and surely the most famous for  results people feel after their treatment.

Chemical Peeling is a technique that enhances the appearance of the skin. In this procedure, a chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off, encouraging the natural renewing process of a younger looking skin.

Laser Hair Removal is a procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light (laser) that removes unwanted hair as it destroys the hair follicles under the skin that produces hair. LHR is the golden gateway to the World of aesthetic medicine laser procedures.

  Lastly, a person should thoroughly review all facts involving any surgical and non-surgical procedures.Anyone willing to opt for a cosmetic surgery must consult a specialized doctor who has substantial experience to counsel on the after effects of the procedure and to execute with finest details after judging the patient’s suitability for the same.

(Dr Ajay Rana is Founder and Director of ILAMED, a professional educational institution providing training in Cosmetology & Aesthetic Medicine)