Common Plastic Surgery Myths

Plastic surgery is becoming increasingly popular with each passing day.  However, there are still some falsities associated with plastic surgery.  Here are a few of the most common plastic surgery myths and why they are false:

Plastic surgery is only for the rich and famous.  This is a very common misconception.  It is presumed that plastic surgery is unaffordable for the average American.  On the contrary, plastic surgery is for everyone and anyone who wants to enhance their overall appearance and improve their lives.  In addition, most plastic surgeons offer reasonable financing so that patients can more easily afford the procedure they desire.

Plastic surgery is the same as cosmetic surgery.  Plastic surgeons are highly-trained physicians that are board-certified in plastics.  They have undergone years of education and specialty training.  While cosmetic surgeons can operate on patients, it is important that you feel comfortable with your physician.  Make sure to ask your surgeon if they are board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to know that you are getting optimal care.

Plastic surgery is all about vanity and beauty.  To the contrary, many patients are simply interested in improving their quality of life and feeling better about themselves.  Plastic surgery can give someone a renewed confidence that can help push them ahead in life, professionally and personally.  A lack of self-confidence can be quite debilitating.  And while many procedures are for aesthetics, there are also many reconstructive cases that also require plastic surgery.

Plastic surgery is only for women.  Plastic surgery for men is vastly growing in popularity.  A renewed, more youthful appearance can benefit any gender.  Procedures such as Botox, fillers, CoolSculpting and many surgical procedures are also helping men get ahead in their lives.

Plastic surgery prevents people from aging naturally.  Many celebrities have seemingly turned back the hands of time with their plastic surgery efforts.  In fact, some of these people are perceived as having gone too far.  Good plastic surgery will never make you look younger than you are.  It will make you look more youthful, yet you will continue to age gracefully.  It’s not meant to change your appearance but to improve your natural beauty.

Plastic Surgery procedures such as liposuction and tummy tucks are for weight loss.  Yes, it will remove fat cells from your body, but it won’t be enough for a significant weight loss.  These procedures target a specific area of the body.  In order to see overall weight loss, combining these procedures with increased exercise and a healthy diet will give you the best results.

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