5 Top Plastic Surgery Myths Busted

Plastic surgery, although quite common nowadays, still carries with it a lot of myths and misconceptions. If you are interested in getting breast augmentation, facelifts or other plastic surgery procedures, it’s important to learn as much as you can about it and to allay any fears you may have prior to surgery.

5 Plastic Surgery Myths

Let’s shed some light on the following myths, which are common questions clients bring with them into the consultation offices.

Myth 1: Plastic Surgery Is Associated with Vanity and Low Self-Esteem

Fact: Everyone has their own individual reasons for getting plastic surgery treatments.

From correcting birth defects to post-trauma reconstruction of the body, plastic surgery encompasses so much more. Breast augmentations and facelifts may be necessary to help patients deal with other health issues, including weight loss or deformities. A good plastic surgeon will see you through to the end, helping you care for your health and lifestyle in a well-rounded way, so you can work on being your best self through other non-surgical procedures, such as healthy diet plans and exercise.

Myth 2: Only the Very Rich Can Afford Plastic Surgery

Fact: Plastic surgery is for everyone, and there are various payment plans which make it more accessible to people from all walks of society.

You may think you can’t afford plastic surgery or enhancements, simply because you’re not rich and famous. The truth is, you don’t have to be a celebrity to avail of the benefits of plastic surgery. If you want to be more confident and improve your life, call us for the financial and payment plans we have available. Of course, getting a good deal doesn’t always mean you should go for the cheapest option. You should choose a surgeon and procedure based on many other aspects, including quality of work and your level of comfort and trust in your operating surgeon.

Myth 3: Breast Implants are Unsafe Because They Frequently Rupture and Leak.

Fact: The FDA-approved saline, silicone, and gummy bear breast implants are all safe and will not damage your health.

There have been many long-term studies done on the breast implants which are available today. Nowadays, breast implants are even more durable. Technology has enabled surgeons to create completely safe and comfortable breast implants.

Myth 4: Plastic Surgery is Only for Women

Truth: Although the majority of plastic surgery patients are women, men are increasingly choosing plastic surgery for various reasons. Male celebrities such as Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone, and Dwayne Johnson have gone public regarding their plastic surgery and facelifts. It’s not only women who desire to look better and enhance their physique. According to the ASAPS annual report, both genders enjoy cosmetic and plastic surgery.

In the report, there were 1 million male procedures done in the USA in a single year, with the top five being:

· Liposuction

· Nose Surgery

· Eyelid Surgery

· Male Breast Reduction

· Facelifts

Myth 5: After Your Plastic Surgery Procedure, Your Photos May Be on the Internet

Fact: The Confidentiality Agreement is Taken Very Seriously by All Professional and Licensed Surgeons

You will never be the victim of photos landing on Facebook or other social networks and websites. You will always be asked permission before any photographs are sourced for whatever purpose. Sometimes, Before and After shots may be necessary for educational seminars or on the surgeon’s website. However, this is only done in specific agreements with clients, so you have nothing to fear.

If you have more questions about the plastic surgery procedures or more myths you have heard about before, feel free to contact our Houston plastic surgery office. We look forward to discussing any concerns and answering all your questions.

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