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Common Plastic Surgery Procedures

Common Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Schulman would like to mention his 3 most common plastic surgery procedures in NYC. These procedures included cosmetic procedures of the face and body, as well as reconstructive surgery from head to toe.

To come up with his “Top 3”, He looked at several factors including the number of cosmetic procedures performed, media requests about these cosmetic procedures, and overall demand.

#3 Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, often called a “boob job,” enhances breast size using implants or fat transfer. It restores volume, shape, and symmetry. 
  • Enhanced breast fullness and projection
  • Improved breast-hip contour balance
  • Boosted self-image and confidence.

Dr. Schulman does a lot breast augmentations each year with plastic surgery patients coming from all over the country to book these popular cosmetic surgery procedures. Plastic surgery patients usually come for more than one procedure and combine breast augmentation with other procedures like tummy tuck and breast lift.


The demand for belly button surgery or Umbilicoplasty has continued to increase over the past several years. Common requests are to make an “outie” into an “inne”, remove that overhanging “hood” of skin, or remove the remnants of a belly button piercing. The beauty of this procedure is that I can perform a significant improvement in the comfort of my office, using only local anesthetic and under 45 minutes.

My patients complain of only a small amount of soreness that lasts for 1-2 days afterwards, making this an extremely easy recovery as far as plastic surgery procedures go. In 2011, I performed several belly button surgeries per week, and drew patients from all over the tri-state area and as far away as London. I have basically become known as “the belly button plastic surgeon” because I perform a large number of this very uncommon procedure.

Brazilian Butt Lift

Requests for the Brazilian butt lift has definitely increased. With continued media focus on Beyonce, JLo, and Pippa Middleton, request for a lifted and fuller backside was through the roof. To improve the shape of the buttock, Dr. Schulman uses a new plastic surgery technique that combines liposuction and fat injection. Commonly known as the Brazilian Butt Lift, this technique involves removing fat from the areas around the buttock (the outer thighs and lower back), processing this fat, and reinjecting it into the buttock.

The result is a rounder, fuller, and more lifted backside. While there are many plastic surgeons performing this procedure, Dr. Schulman has added several techniques to the procedure that I think improves my results and increases fat survival. In addition to meticulous liposuction and fat harvesting techniques, He adds specialized growth factors to the fat before he reinjects it.

This addition of growth factors is unique to my practice and it is one of the reasons why people are choosing me over the numerous other surgeons offering Brazilian Butt Lifts.

Most common plastic surgery proceduresQuestions and Answers

What are the 5 most common plastic surgeries?

The most popular cosmetic procedures include breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, tummy tuck, and facelift.

What is the most requested plastic surgery procedure?

Breast Augmentation (298,568 procedures, up 4% from 2019) Abdominoplasty (161,948 procedures, up 37% from 2019) Breast Lift (143,364 procedures, up 30% from 2019) Eyelid Surgery (115,261 procedures, up 13% from 2019)

What is the hardest plastic surgery to recover from?

These procedures below do take the longest to recover.

  • Liposuction (up to three months)
  • Tummy Tuck (2-3 months) 
  • Facelift (two months) 
  • Breast Reduction (two months) 
  • Breast Augmentation (six weeks) 
  • Rhinoplasty (six weeks)

What plastic surgery is the most difficult?

Rhinoplasty is commonly acknowledged as one of the most challenging cosmetic surgeries. Even minor nasal contour adjustments demand deep knowledge of nasal anatomy, precise surgical skills, and awareness of potential complications.

Book a Plastic Surgery Consultation

To learn more about popular plastic surgery procedures at Schulman Plastic Surgery in NYC, book you cosmetic surgery consultation by calling 212-289-1851. Plastic surgeons like Dr. Matthew Schulman are experts at surgical procedures and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures so do not hesitate to book your consultation. 

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