At Zenn Plastic Surgery in Raleigh, North Carolina, our goal is to help you look like the best version of yourself. We do not seek to change your appearance, but to refine and rejuvenate. You can trust Dr. Michael Zenn’s technical skills and unmatched experience. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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What is Cosmetic Plastic Surgery?

Cosmetic plastic surgery is both a medical science and an art. It is a specific set of skills used only by licensed plastic surgeons to improve your natural appearance. Your board-certified plastic surgeon can smooth wrinkles, lift sagging skin and redesign your body’s shape and contour to boost your self-confidence.

Men and women have a wide range of cosmetic procedures to choose from in this ever-changing field. In fact, more than 15 million Americans have cosmetic plastic surgery each year. The most popular areas of the body for these improvements include the abdomen, breasts, eyes and face. People seek to enhance or repair these areas which are often affected by age, gravity and lost skin elasticity.

When people think of plastic surgery, procedures for women frequently come to mind. But women are not alone in seeking to enhance how they look. Procedures for men have increased by 500 percent since the 1990s. For example, men now have four times more facelifts than two decades ago.

Most Common Plastic Surgery Procedures

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports the following as the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in America today:

Breast Augmentation

Silicone breast implants, saline breast implants and/or fat transfer for breast augmentation, are methods for increasing the size of breasts. Breast augmentation surgery reshapes and enhances your breasts for a more youthful, balanced and feminine figure. This procedure is well-suited for women who want fuller or larger breasts, or those seeking to rejuvenate their form after significant weight loss or due to the effects of aging.

Breast Augmentation Revision

After breast augmentation, a woman’s body still changes as part of significant weight loss, pregnancy or aging. When these changes cause the breasts to lose their earlier shape and beauty, revision breast surgery can correct the problems and restore self-confidence. Revision surgery also gives you the appearance you want if you are not happy with your prior surgeon’s breast augmentation results.

Breast Lift

Also called mastopexy, breast lift surgery rejuvenates breasts that sag or have excess skin due to pregnancy, significant weight loss or the process of aging. As part of this procedure, your plastic surgeon removes excess skin, reshapes the breast and elevates the nipple to restore a more youthful appearance.


Facelift surgery set back the hands of time by reducing the signs of aging in your mid-to-lower face and neck. The procedure typically involves restoration of a more youthful appearance to the face and removal of excess skin around the neck. Other options related to a facelift or provided in conjunction with this procedure may include necklift, blepharoplasty, chin implant, facial fat grafting or facial fillers.

Eyelid Lift

An eyelid lift, also called blepharoplasty, instantly refreshes the aging face by restoring a more youthful shape to the eyes. This procedure can lift sagging lids, reduce under-eye bags, plump hollowed upper eye areas and refine “crow’s feet” wrinkles in the corners of the eyes.

Facial Fat Grafting

Facial fat transfer uses fat cells from another part of your body to cosmetically enhance your face. This restores volume to areas of your face where aging has reduced fullness.

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Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and fat from the stomach area left by weight changes, pregnancy and aging. It also tightens abdominal muscles weakened or separated through pregnancy. This procedure produces a firmer and flatter abdominal appearance.

Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures designed to address the physical changes that occur in a woman's body after pregnancy and childbirth. It typically includes breast surgery, tummy tuck, and liposuction to help you regain your pre-pregnancy body.

Non-Surgical Procedures

In addition to lip augmentation, other non-surgical procedures top many Americans’ lists for desired plastic surgery. These procedures include:

Besides these highly popular plastic surgery options, other procedures provided by Zenn Plastic Surgery include:

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Other Featured Procedures


A browlift is suitable for many people no longer satisfied with their reflection in the mirror, due to changes as we age. You may see forehead lines, ridges or wrinkles. Maybe Botox® does not work as well as it did in the past. Or, perhaps drooping eyebrows make you look tired and make putting on makeup more difficult. Browlift plastic surgery repositions brows to elevate the upper face, open the eyes and smooth the forehead.

Lip Augmentation

Aging lips deflate and wrinkle, especially if you smoke or spend much time in the sun. Lip augmentation is a non-surgical procedure that uses injectable fillers to plump thin lips and smooth wrinkles, providing a more youthful appearance with no surgical downtime. For patients who have never had the full, plump lips they desire, this procedure creates fullness and defines new ridges.

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Plastic Surgery Solutions for Your Best Appearance

If you are not happy with what you see in the mirror, you can restore your self-confidence and achieve a more youthful appearance through plastic surgery. Zenn Plastic Surgery offers both surgical and non-surgical methods for improving areas changed through time, pregnancy or significant weight loss. Dr. Michael Zenn can also enhance your features for the appearance you always wanted, but that nature did not provide. For more information about the plastic surgery procedures offered by Zenn Plastic Surgery in Raleigh, NC, schedule your consultation with Dr. Zenn today.

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