One thing that tends to drive patients away from plastic surgery is the many misconceptions they have about it. The truth is that there is a lot of misinformation about plastic surgery – but at the same time, it’s becoming increasingly popular thanks to social media. If you’re curious about plastic surgery, it’s likely that you have some understandings about it that may or may not be true. That’s okay! The best way to learn more is by consulting a board-certified plastic surgeon who can give you the most realistic and informed idea of what to expect. In the meantime, here are some of the most common myths we hear about plastic surgery and what you should know about it.
Myth: If I Have Plastic Surgery, It Will Be Obvious I’ve Had Work Done
This is typically the number one concern voiced by patients in any given consultation. It’s a good concern to have! Wanting natural and flattering results that don’t give away the fact you’ve had plastic surgery is a worthy goal. Keep in mind that we tend to see only the worst examples of plastic surgery online and in the media – most instances of plastic surgery go entirely unnoticed because the results are so natural. Also keep in mind that your choice of plastic surgeon directly correlates to the quality of your results. If you want the best results, make sure to select the best board-certified plastic surgeon.
Myth: I Can Only Have One Procedure At a Time
Many patients have a single procedure in mind when they come in for a consultation. However, it’s possible and even sometimes recommended to get more than one procedure done at a time. There are benefits to this, including reduced cost and recovery time. It can also enhance your overall outcome because your plastic surgeon performs both procedures together, having a full picture of how your results will harmonize and work together.
Myth: Plastic Surgery Can Fix Anything
Plastic surgery has become incredibly advanced and continues to innovate each year. However, there are always limits to what plastic surgery can do. The best plastic surgery results are those that enhance and work within your natural features and facial structure. Trying to look like somebody else or change a feature entirely is often cautioned against by reputable and experienced plastic surgeons. Your plastic surgeon can give you the best idea of what kind of results are achievable and whether you have realistic expectations about them.
Myth: Plastic Surgery Isn’t “Real” Surgery
Plastic surgery comes with risks like any other medical procedure. For this reason, it’s essential to not make your choice of plastic surgeon lightly. You should always ensure your plastic surgeon is board certified and has extensive experience in the procedure you’ve selected. During a consultation, make sure to ask questions about the risks of your procedure and the most up-to-date information about how to mitigate them. It’s always a good idea to ask your plastic surgeon about how they handle complications and what sort of follow-up care you can expect.
Myth: Only Women Get Plastic Surgery
Many people tend to think of women as the primary demographic for plastic surgery patients. There are a lot of reasons for this, which has led to a certain stigmas against men interested in plastic surgery. This myth is only partly true – while the majority of plastic surgery patients are women, an increasing number of men are seeking out plastic surgery. In fact, many plastic surgeons now offer procedures exclusively for men or specialize in men’s plastic surgery.
Myth: Plastic Surgery Is Only for Celebrities
According to statistics collected by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 2 million cosmetic surgeries were performed in the United States in 2020 alone. While celebrities tend to be the most prominent examples of plastic surgery patients, there are many, many more normal people who undergo plastic surgery. They may be much more likely to go unnoticed, meaning that many people don’t know their friends, family members, or acquaintances have undergone plastic surgery!
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If you’re new to plastic surgery, there can be much to learn about. Our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir, can help you explore your best options and make the best decision for your unique goals. To schedule a consultation, contact Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery at our Phoenix, AZ office by calling or filling out our online form.
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