Cosmetic surgery has been met historically with its fair share of praise as well as skepticism. From reality TV show dramatizations, to celebrity surgeries gone wrong, it is no surprise that there are a plethora of myths and mistruths out there. This is why, in this article we will focus on shedding some light on seven common myths about plastic surgery.
1.Liposuction Means Weight-Loss without the Work
While Liposuction does indeed remove fat from the body, it is designed to be an aide for trouble areas, not the sole source of fat loss. Most of our clients, who opt to undergo liposuction, do so only after they have gotten themselves to around their ideal weight.
2.Plastic Surgery is too Expensive
As technologies advance in the plastic surgery industry, more and more procedures are being perfected at a more affordable price point. In fact, a recent study showed that the number of plastic surgery procedures performed a year has increased from around 741k in 1997, to well over 9.5m in 2013. It’s not just for the rich and famous. Plastic Surgery is an option for everyday people who want to enhance their look and, most of the time; it does not take dramatic procedures to achieve the look you desire.
3.Plastic Surgery is all about Beauty & Vanity
This is a big misconception in our industry, that by having plastic surgery you are vain, and this is simply not true. Everyone’s life circumstances are different, some of our patients are getting breast implants after a long and painful battle with breast cancer, and others have built a beautiful family and are now wanting to do something for themselves by reviving their pre-baby bodies. Many of our patients have been wounded in war serving our country or have battled obesity and need to remove excess skin after major weight-loss. In the end, our clients feel happier, healthier, and more confident, which is why we do what we do!
4.Plastic Surgery Leaves No Scars
Plastic surgeons are great at making scars look better, more refined and even smaller, but all types of plastic surgery will cause some form of scaring. With that said, your surgeon can recommend the best way to minimize scarring and even give you advice on how to make your scar look as great as possible after surgery and beyond. 5.Botox Will Make You Look Like Joan Rivers
There are a lot of skepticisms that are thrown around with Botox, like it will ‘freeze’ your face, or make you look unnatural. While there are risks to be aware of with every procedure, they can be minimized if you go to a trained and specialized surgeon. Choosing the right surgeon is the key to getting the best results that create a natural and youthful appearance.
6.Plastic Surgery is the same as Cosmetic Surgery
All plastic surgeons are not created equal. Many doctors trained and board certified in other specialties such as gynecology or family medicine, have ventured into plastic surgery, causing what is known as “white coat confusion” –So, please be very careful choosing which doctor performs any procedures that can alter your body.
7.Plastic Surgery is just for Women
The number of men undergoing plastic surgery has skyrocketed in recent years. Studies show that the number of men who undergo procedures from Botox, to liposuction, has increased 273% since 1997. So, the truth is that plastic surgery is not just for women. Men are becoming increasingly more vested in enhancing their body.