Today more and more people are turning to surgery to fix their medial issues. Now that medical procedures are becoming safer and more common, patients feel more inclined to turn themselves over to medical professionals. Let’s look at five common surgeries that you’d never think existed!

1. Stress Urinary Incontinence Surgery

Stress incontinence occurs when weakened pelvic floor muscles allow the bladder neck and urethra to drop. This drop causes the patient to leak urine from the bladder during sneezing, coughing and laughing–an annoying and embarrassing condition, to say the least.

Stress Urinary Incontinence Surgery works wonders to cure this incontinence, and works better than any other treatment. The surgery simply seeks to lift the urethra, the bladder or both into normal position, stopping the incontinence. The surgery is an amazing cure for a common problem!

2. Penile Implant Surgery

Many men have erectile disfunction. It is estimated that this problem affects 30 million men in the United States today–and 50% of men experience it between ages of 70-78! As such a huge problem, many different methods to cure and treat the disfunction have come about. There are many different causes and much variety in severity. Penile implants are available for men with severe erectile disfunction, where other medical attention does not work.

This common surgery either implants a bendable or inflatable penile implant. These devices allow men to experience rigidity during sex, either through bending implanted rods into an erection, or by pumping fluid into the implant.

3. Male Brest Reduction Surgery

An estimated 40 to 60 percent of the male population is affected by gynecomastia, enlarged male breasts. This surgery is one of the most popular and common surgeries for men today. The rate of surgery is increasing with each year!

This surgery can either consist of liposuction of the area, or surgical removal of excess glandular tissue. The surgery usually takes an average of two hours, and is done on an out-patient basis. The results are astounding.

4. Frenulectomy

Tongue-tie is a condition where the free movement of the tongue is restricted due to the abnormal length of the webbing of the tongue. When the webbing is too short, or attached too far along the base of the tongue, tongue-tie can occur. This condition causes feeding problems in infants, and may cause speech impairments as children learn to speak.

This surgery is simple and easy, with just a small cut and stitches unnecessary. While most common in infants and small children, some adults are getting the surgery to allow their tongue to reach further.

5. Blepharoplasty

Cosmetic eyelid surgery, called blepharoplasty, is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries. For people who have puffy, saggy, wrinkled, or even bags under their eyes, blepharoplasty offers a solution.

The procedure usually consists of small incisions made from the inside surface of the lower lid, which allows the removal of lower eyelid fat without an externally-visible scar. External skin resurfacing, for wrinkles, can be done with a chemical peel or carbon dioxide laser simultaneously.

There are many interesting and relatively common surgeries that people have never thought existed. With medical procedures becoming safer and more effective with each passing year, there are sure to be even more surgeries about to come into common practice.