In today’s world, plastic surgery has become a hot-button topic, the subject of countless movies and television shows. From prime-time specials to best-selling novels, cosmetic surgery is something people are talking about, reading about and interested in. But, like anything else, Hollywood doesn’t always paint the most accurate picture.
As plastic surgeons, we know that the best plastic surgery patient is a well-informed plastic surgery patient. As such, we thought we would take a moment to address some of the most popular plastic surgery misconceptions today.
Want to find out what plastic surgery is really about? Here is our list of the top 5 plastic surgery myths around:
Plastic surgery isn’t “real” surgery. The fact is, any surgical procedure carries risk. Whether you’re having a facelift or a breast augmentation procedure, it’s important to understand that these are real surgical procedures, and you have to be aware of all the potential complications.
All plastic surgeons are board certified. In today’s world, almost any physician can call him or herself a “cosmetic surgeon.” But, for someone to call themselves a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, he or she must be officially recognized by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This means that these doctors stand out because they have demonstrated knowledge and experience above and beyond regular medical school.
- Plastic surgery is only for women. While it may have seemed that way in the past, it certainly isn’t today. According to recent data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, males are now responsible for 13% of all cosmetic surgical procedures in the US.
- Plastic surgery is only for the rich and famous. In reality, plastic surgery is for anyone dealing with a bothersome physical feature that interrupts their quality of life. This includes those dealing with the signs of aging, birth defects and those requiring reconstructive surgical procedures following illness.
- BOTOX® and fillers only last a few weeks. While injectables like BOTOX and soft tissue fillers are not permanent solutions, their results can often be seen for up to several months.
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