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20 Most Common Plastic Surgeries


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Dermabrasion
The epidermis is resurfaced during microdermabrasion and shows reduced signs of sun damage and fine lines.
The epidermis is resurfaced during microdermabrasion and shows reduced signs of sun damage and fine lines.
Photo courtesy Spa at The Mill

Although it sounds like a medieval torture tactic, 69,359 people received dermabrasion in 2005. With dermabrasion, wrinkles and facial blemishes are literally rubbed out as a surgeon uses a high-speed, rotating tool to scrape away the top layers of skin, leaving softer, newer layers. Women make up 88 percent of dermabrasion patients. Recovery time is typically two to six weeks, but the face may have a red tint for three months. The actual procedure will leave you a little red in the face, but the cost won't. Physician's fees average $875.

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