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Going Under the knife read this first


Author Erica Smith

Considering plastic surgery? You're not alone. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 14.6 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed in 2012 (the most recent stats available), and 91 percent of those surgeries are performed on women.

We've all seen the black and blue bruising, bloody gauze, mummy-like bandages and nose splints. But, beyond the gory images, what about the other little details you never hear about? The ups and downs from post-op recovery to new-body results in the days, weeks and hours after a tummy tuck or breast implant surgery or rhinoplasty. We talked to doctors and women, and combed the threads on RealSelf to bring you the skinny on 11 of the most popular plastic surgery procedures, from what it entails, what it will cost you and what to expect. Click ahead to see what you're in for before you take the plunge.

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