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Which Plastic Surgery Procedures Provide the Most Dramatic Results?

Posted November 20, 2023 in Body Contouring, Breast Procedures, Facial Surgery

People turn to plastic surgery for various reasons, from boosting their confidence to feeling more comfortable in their skin. But every patient can agree that they’re looking for a procedure or procedures designed to beautify and enhance their face and body dramatically. So, when looking for the proverbial “bang for your buck,” you may wonder which cosmetic surgery will provide you with the most dramatic results.

The answer is subjective—the impact of your surgical results depends entirely on what you have done and the amount of correction needed. Below, we discuss some procedures patients say produce the most dramatic results.  

Various surgical procedures

Body Contouring Procedures

When it comes to body-focused plastic surgery, there are many options to address nearly any part of your body that needs contouring.  


For body contouring that doesn’t require extensive surgery or downtime, liposuction fits the bill. Perhaps that’s why it consistently lands in the top three most popular plastic surgeries performed in the U.S. each year. Innovations in liposuction technologies have made it possible to eliminate excess fat nearly anywhere on your body, from your neck down to your knees. Depending on your needs and aesthetic goals, liposuction can smooth and define your curves and leave you looking sculpted and svelte.  

Tummy Tuck

For many people everywhere, a flat stomach often seems like an unattainable goal. Years of weight fluctuations combined with age, genetics, and gravity can leave you feeling self-conscious about the excess flab on your belly. A tummy tuck can change all that. Designed to eliminate loose and sagging skin on your stomach while simultaneously tightening your ab muscles and adding definition to your waist, a tummy tuck can be a game changer. Post-surgery, you can confidently fit into the jeans you love and enjoy wearing a bikini while poolside. 

Breast Procedures

Breasts are an integral part of a woman’s sense of femininity, so when you struggle with breasts that are too big, too small, or too saggy, it can have a significant impact on how you feel about your body. Luckily, there are breast procedures that can fix nearly any issue.

Breast Augmentation

For the ladies with smaller busts, breast augmentation can add the feminine curves you’ve always wanted. Whether you want to increase your breasts by several cup sizes or just add volume to make your figure more proportionate, breast augmentation is the answer. You get to choose the size, shape, and material of your implants for a totally customized experience. 

Breast Reduction

At the opposite end of the spectrum are the ladies who have spent their lives accidentally popping buttons and struggling to find pretty lingerie because they’re overly blessed in the breast department. Physical issues like back, neck, and shoulder pain can further complicate the problem, which is where breast reduction comes in. A breast reduction takes some weight and volume off your chest, relieving your back and helping your posture. An added bonus is that when removing excess breast tissue, your surgeon can also lift your breasts into a more youthful position.  

Mommy Makeover

A Mommy Makeover combines the above procedures into one surgery, giving you the benefit of one surgery and one recovery period, as well as noticeable results. Pregnancy and breastfeeding wreak havoc on the body, leaving you with extra skin, displaced flab, and deflated breasts. A Mommy Makeover typically includes a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and liposuction, but can be customized with other surgeries to address your individual concerns. 

Facial Surgery Procedures

While many people agree that facelifts offer the most dramatic results, again, it depends on your specific concerns and desires. Facial procedures can restore your appearance and bring more balance to your face.   


A facelift is designed to take years off your face immediately. As you age, not only do wrinkles start to appear, but the muscles in your face weaken. This, plus gravity, causes your skin to sag and the fat pads in your face to slide downwards. A facelift eliminates loose skin while tightening your facial muscles and repositioning your fat pads where they belong. The result is a natural yet rejuvenated appearance. 

Eyelid Lift

The skin around your eyes isn’t immune to the aging process, which is why you might find that your under-eye bags get puffier and puffier, while your eyelids start to droop. Similar to your face, the muscles in your eyelids weaken with time. Combined with years of rubbing your eyes, genetics, and environmental factors, you end up with skin sagging from your upper eyelid, contributing to a permanent look of exhaustion. An eyelid lift repositions the muscles in your lids, eliminating excess skin and fat on your eyelids and underneath so you look refreshed and alert.   

Brow Lift

Time, sun exposure, and genetics do your forehead no favors. While some people seem to have permanently smooth foreheads, others show deep creases and wrinkles at a young age. Over time, your brows begin to lose their fight with gravity, and you find yourself wishing for the brighter eyes and unlined forehead of your youth. A brow lift focuses on the upper third of your face, removing excess tissue and tightening and repositioning the skin. A brow lift smooths deep wrinkles and lifts your eyebrows into a more youthful position.    

Learn More About Plastic Surgery in Fresno

When it comes to dramatic results, the true answer is that it’s a matter of individual situations and opinions. For some people, facial procedures may offer a stunning reversal of time. For others, body procedures may erase inches and provide more noticeable curves. No matter what you desire, Dr. Mark Chin and the incredible team at Valley Institute of Plastic Surgery will provide you with the gorgeous results you seek. To schedule a consultation, call (559) 435-9646 or fill out the online contact form.