There are falsehoods that surround the plastic surgery field, usually perpetuated by people who have never had plastic surgery. Even the name has some strange ideas that surround it, that calling it “plastic” surgery has something to do with the synthetic material or the results. The base meaning of plastic is “to mold”, which is why the term is applied to this medical field. Here three other of the top myths that are spread about plastic surgery.
Surgeries Like Breast Augmentation Are a One-Time Procedure
Many people believe that if a woman has a breast augmentation or a face lift, that is it a one-time procedure that doesn’t need to be repeated. The fact is that breast implants are not meant to last a lifetime. They will need to be updated or replaced at some point, usually about 15 years down the road. Many other procedures also need follow-up surgeries to maintain results.
Vanity is the Reason People Get Plastic Surgery
There are many reasons people choose to undergo plastic surgery, but vanity is only a minor reason. Many plastic surgeries are reconstructive, repairing tissue from medical procedures, trauma or congenital defects.
Very Few Men Have Plastic Surgery
While it is true that more women than men have plastic surgery, more and more men are choosing to seek plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. Rhinoplasty is still a popular procedure for men, but liposuction and cosmetic options like Botox are growing in numbers each year.
Don’t believe everything you hear about plastic surgery. Many “average” people undergo plastic surgery procedures for a variety of reasons. If you want to learn more about the options available, go to the source. Sit down with a plastic surgeon and ask the questions on your mind to find out the facts.
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Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
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