6 Common Myths About Plastic Surgery

There are many people around the world who are unsatisfied with their appearance. Plastic surgery is a good way to change aspects of your body that you don’t like. Almost all plastic surgeries have a cosmetic element. However, procedures may also be focused on reconstruction. Reconstructive surgery is aimed at restoring the normal while cosmetic surgery at improving the normal. 

Regardless of the type of plastic surgery, you still need to understand which risks and benefits it carries. Here are 6 common misconceptions about plastic surgery many people believe. 

1. Plastic and cosmetic surgeons  are the same 

Plastic and cosmetic surgeries are quite different.  A plastic surgeon is a physician that has completed five years in surgical training at an accredited hospital. The plastic surgeon also needs to spend at least two years dedicated to plastic surgery. A true plastic surgeon must have a certification in plastic surgery from the American Board of Plastic Surgeons.

A cosmetic surgeon is a doctor who had some training in plastic surgery. This means that ophthalmologists, for example, may perform cosmetic procedures associated with eyes. However, the levels of training of cosmetic surgeons and plastic surgeons are not equal. For his reason, you need to be careful when choosing a surgeon. Ask your doctor about his experience and certification to ensure that you are dealing with a plastic surgeon not a cosmetic.

2. Sun exposure  after plastic surgery is dangerous 

Your doctor will give you detailed recommendations on plastic surgery aftercare. But usually, it’s not necessary to avoid sun exposure after plastic surgery. However, it is a good idea to limit sun exposure immediately after surgery until the incisions are completely healed. Exposing incisions to the sun may delay the recovery time and cause the scar to redden. 

If you undergo facelift surgery or otoplasty and have an incision on the head try to wear hats to reduce sun exposure. After surgeries such as breast augmentation, you may cover your incision with clothes when you go outside. You can always use sunscreen to decrease the risk of sun damage. It is recommended to chose sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. 

3. Plastic surgery doesn’t leave scars

Plastic surgery does leave some scars. But your plastic surgeon can minimize your scars. Any cut leaves scars and plastic surgery in not an exception. The appearance of the scar can determine how the incision was closed and the experience of a plastic surgeon. It is also important to properly take care of the incision after the surgery to reduce its appearance. 

The doctor most likely will make an incision in a less noticeable area. However, the physical evidence of the surgery will be presented. 

4. The high price is the only barrier to plastic surgery

Many people think that the only barrier between them and plastic surgery is the cost of the procedure. However, this is not actually true. The plastic surgeon will assess your emotional stability and whether you really want an operation. 

If you are considering breast augmentation because your husband wants it the doctor may refuse to do your surgery t. Even if the procedure is reconstructive the patient needs to be aware of costs, rehabilitation, and risks that carry the procedure. 

5. Liposuction is a good way to lose weight

It is true that liposuction is aimed at removing fat but it is designed to remove it from trouble spots. Liposuction is good for healthy people who have fat in a specific area. For this reason, liposuction will be the most helpful for healthy patients who want to slightly change the body shape. The gym doesn’t allow you to lose weight in one specific area. You lose it overall. Weight loss through liposuction is a site-specific procedure.

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