Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. It can be divided into two main categories: reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery. Reconstructive surgery includes craniofacial surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and the treatment of burns.
Reconstructive surgery is used for medical purposes or to reconstruct an issue; on the other hand, cosmetic surgery is used to enhance the appearance of a person. Although there is a great difference between both procedures, there are many benefits to undergo them.
Your plastic surgeon can guide you the best about the entire procedure and help you choose which procedure is the best for you. But there are many myths regarding the procedure. Here’s a few myths related to plastic surgery and facts related to them.
Myth #1: Plastic surgery is used to improve appearance only
FACT: No one deny that many plastic surgery procedures can help you look good and feel more confident and its very valuable in itself
Plastic surgery is not only about aesthetics but it’s also about functions overall functions of your body
For example, plastic surgery will help you to:
• Fix a birth defect like a cleft palate. (Cleft palate can make nursing, eating and speaking difficult.)
• Restore hand/leg function after an injury.
• Repair a skin cancer tumor
• Also fix apperance issues due to medical contions like burn skin repair or breast reconstruction after cancer .
Myth #2: Plastic surgery is meant for women only
FACT: Women are the majority of plastic surgery patients for procedures such as breast augmentation, breast implant removal, and breast lifts are very common but they’re not the only patients.
Men are also benefited from it. Men are the majority of patients who undergo calf augmentation, hair transplantation, chin augmentation, and pectoral implants. Procedures common for men include:
• Cheek implants
• Ear surgery
• Nose reshaping
• Eyelid surgery
• Cellulite treatment
• Laser hair removal
Myth #3: Plastic surgery results last forever.
FACT: You may experience quick and noticeable results. You can alter the effects of aging, injuries, or other imperfections using plastic surgery, but your body will continue to change and age after the procedure.
Few lifestyle changes can make the results last longer but not forever:
• Changes in your skincare routine to maintain your skin health
• Maintain a healthy lifestyle, so that you didn’t get weight removed during surgery back.
• Surgical touch-ups to maintain results
Even with all lifestyle changes, you might need another procedure. Nearly ½ of all patients are repeat patients. Although chances that you’ll need to repeat procedures depends on which procedure you have in the first place. For example, you may need to get multiple Botox injections, but breast implants last much longer.
Myth #4: Plastic surgery won’t give you any scars.
FACT: Plastic surgery involves reshaping your body and requires incisions. There are multiple ways to reduce the size of scars and make them less noticeable but it’s impossible to completely avoid scars.
There are after surgery treatments that can help you in minimizing scars, Like, topical treatments and dermabrasion. Topical treatments help your scar heal faster and dermabrasion help in skin smoothening. Make sure you follow all instructions by your plastic surgeon and give your body sufficient time to heal.
Myth #5: When it comes to plastic surgery, all providers are the same.
FACT: Plastic surgery is like any medical procedure. Every plastic surgeon have their own expertise and one can be better than other.
Whenever you search for a surgeon, consider asking them:
• Whether they are certified under any board for plastic surgeon. The board maintains training and professional standards for plastic surgeons.
• How long they have been performing the procedure because experience matters
• Do check the before and after photos of previous surgeries.
Before going under the scissors with any of them, be sure he have all the qualities you are looking for. Be comfortable with your surgeon, that will surely enchance your overall experience.
Plastic Surgery can enhance your aesthetics be it your choice or needed due to some medical condition. Just choose your surgeon wisely.