6 Of The Most Commonly Performed Plastic Surgery Procedures

Plastic surgery is one of the only medical specialties that can really present itself in areas all over the body. From cosmetic to medical purposes, people receive plastic surgery for a variety of reasons. Amongst all of the options in the world of plastic surgery, there are some procedures that are far more common than others. 

Most Commonly Performed Plastic Surgery Procedures

At O’Neill Plastic Surgery, we are very familiar with the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures. With a dedication to clients’ needs, we can continue to ensure each of these common procedures is done with care and expertise. 

Breast Augmentation

When coming in for a breast augmentation, patients are often looking to enhance their breasts with implants or a fat transfer. While achieving a cosmetic look, the procedure is also done to restore breast loss from losing weight or going through a pregnancy. 

Breast Lift 

This is another great option in plastic surgery procedures. Augmentation is not your only option when it comes to altering the look of your breasts. You can also receive a breast lift. In this case, the procedure raises the breasts by removing excess skin. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons shares that breast lifts have grown 70% since 2000. Some people even take this course of action over an augmentation these days. 

Brazilian Butt Lift

Looking for a difference in look for your buttock area? Genetics play an essential role in the look, shape, and proportion of your buttock area. A Brazilian butt lift may be the best option for you to overcome the genetic look that you wish was different. 

This procedure entails transferring fat from other areas of the body with liposuction to then contour the buttocks without using implants. Often, this can alter the look of the entire lower backside to the desired specifications. However, the word lift, in this case, does not refer to loose skin in the buttock area. 


Liposuction is another one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. This is when suction is used to remove fat from certain areas of the body. The location of the liposuction procedure is entirely dependent on the patient’s case. The Mayo Clinic details that it is often performed on problem areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, or neck.  


If you have debated changing the look of your nose, a rhinoplasty could be the solution for you. With the ability to change the bone, cartilage, or skin, you can discuss the best option for your specific case with the plastic surgeon. 

Face Lift 

A younger-looking face is just one of these plastic surgery procedures away. By receiving a facelift, you can reduce the sagging in the skin on and around the face. The procedure entails pulling back a flap of skin on the sides of the face and altered to reflect that youthful look. When the location for the flap has been decided, the excess skin is also removed. While this leaves the patient with a younger-looking face, it does not change the composition of the skin itself.  

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, more formally known as abdominoplasty, is used to remove excess skin and unwanted fat from the abdominal region. The Cleveland Clinic discusses the fact that this is not an alternative to weight loss. There are various degrees of intensity in a tummy tuck from a “mini” to a case that is more involved. This can be discussed and decided during your consultation with your plastic surgeon before going in for the procedure. 

If you’ve been looking for a way to start exploring plastic surgery procedures, one of these procedures may be the best option for you. From tummy tucks to breast augmentations, these changes can give you the look or feel you’ve been searching for. Are you looking to schedule one of these plastic surgery procedures? O’Neill Plastic Surgery offers each of these, making it the perfect place to start your journey. Check out our website or give us a call at (843) 881-2130 to get a consultation on the books! 

A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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