Did you know that the smallest myth can lead to dire consequences? In the case of cosmetic surgeries, where it involves invasive procedures, these consequences are more likely to get serious. Unfortunately, the market is riddled with a number of wrong information which will not only make you ignorant of what you are due, but it also undermines your safety. Here 8 of the common misconceptions that you might have encountered, and let’s bust the truth.
Plastic surgery is purely about vanity
Aside from the purpose of aesthetics, plastic surgery is a way for people to restore body image, like with cancer patients for example. Women who have gone a mastectomy may feel a severe dent on their body image and self-esteem. Breast augmentation can help restore their confidence by restoring a certain physical characteristic that plays a significant role in their body image. Studies even show that the quality of life among cosmetic surgery patients improved after their procedure.
You’ll have unsightly scars
Scars are an inherent risk with any surgery. Fortunately, it is doesn’t mean that it is a guarantee for everybody since there are techniques and treatments that can prevent it. Some patients are genetically predisposed to develop scars which is why such matters have to be discussed extensively with your surgeon of choice.
Cosmetic surgeons are also trained to be adept at hiding and minimizing their appearance of scars regardless of the procedure. It simply has to do on the location of the incisions. For instance, breast augmentation scars are hidden in the armpit, the crease below the breast or the areola. Facelift scars on the other hand, can easily be concealed along the hairline or within the contours of the ears. You can also hide a tummy tuck scar in a bikini, hence the term a “bikini cut”.
Cosmetic surgery is one and the same with Plastic surgery
There is actually a significant difference between these two often interchanged terms. To put things in better perspective plastic surgery is actually a general term which has two branches, cosmetic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery.
Cosmetic surgery is considered an elective procedure where the patients simply decide whether they want it or not. Plastic surgery is regarded as a reconstructive procedure aimed at improving the appearance of a person after an injury or illness. In some parts of the world, this distinction is important as it is also indicative of the level of training a surgeon has, and it also has an implication with regard to insurance coverage.
Liposuction can help you lose weight
Many people are under the impression that a liposuction can help them with their weight loss problems. If you happen to believe this, then you might not be even considered the best candidate for this surgery since you need to get a realistic understanding of the procedure.
Liposuction improves the contours of the body by removing fat. However, it doesn’t mean that you can already give your appetite free reign post-surgery believing that you will not gain your weight back. Yes, you might have lost your fat cells but when you don’t control your diet, the remaining ones will increase in size. The sheer lack of discipline will also lead to serious problems with you developing visceral fats (fats that gather inside your abdomen or around visceral organs) which leads to a number of diseases.
Breast implants prevents you from breastfeeding
One of the common apprehensions that women have about breast implants is the fear that it might hamper their ability to breastfeed. This is a matter that you need to discuss with your surgeon so that appropriate incisions are used so as not to sever the milk ducts that line the female breasts.
Botox are dermal fillers
This statement is incorrect since Botox and dermal fillers work in different ways. Botox relaxes the muscles which makes it ideal for the upper face, while dermal fillers add volume making it suitable below the eye area.
Cosmetic breast surgery is only for the ladies
Breast surgery is not only limited to breast augmentation for women since men also undergo the procedure. Due to a condition called gynecomastia, where male breast tissue proliferate which gives the appearance of female breasts, men have go through with this procedure to remove the excess tissue and skin. Gynecomastia surgery is considered as rehabilitative measure to restore normalcy in a patient’s body image consequently boosting his confidence.
Those who seek cosmetic surgery struggle with psychological issues
Some individuals might have suffered from Body Dysmorphic Disorder, but not everyone who wish to undergo cosmetic surgery have psychological issues. Several patients come out satisfied with their results and need not go for repeated procedures to alter one feature after another.
Some doesn’t necessarily hate their body, rather they just want to fix certain discomforts. For instance, patients who sign-up for breast reduction surgery do so due to back and shoulder problems, a nose job patient may simply want to correct a deviated septum and breathe better, or those who get vaginal rejuvenation simply wants to stop the chaffing.
It is very important to straighten out the facts, especially if it hinders you from achieving the look you want or the comfort you deserve. Learn as much as you need before signing over the dotted line, and get one foot out the door to success.
Call the Dr Daood Clinic today, get your questions answered through a private consultation, and plan your surgical journey. Ensure that you make an informed decision in your efforts to improve the way you look.