While the popularity of plastic surgery procedures is on the rise, it is very common for some people to ask a friend for a piece of advice or search the web before making up their minds about going under the knife. And while there are many medical websites that offer authentic information, you can find a lot of false information that can mislead those who do not have enough medical knowledge.
If you have been considering plastic surgery and hesitating due to something you read online or heard from someone then this article is for you. Here we will present to you some of the common myths and facts about plastic surgery.
1. You can breastfeed safely even when you have breast implants – FACT
It is known for everyone that breast milk is the best food for newborn babies, especially in the first year. And because any mom wants the best for her child, many women hesitate to get breast implants out of fear that they will not be able to breastfeed their child afterward.
However, there is nothing to worry about. Breastfeeding with breast implants is quite safe, and even though breastmilk can absorb a bit of the silicone from the implants, the absorbed amount is not harmful to the infant.
2. Breast implants increase the risk of getting breast cancer – MYTH
While many people may tell you that breast implants can cause breast cancer, you should know that all the recent studies have not found any connection between implants and breast cancer.
Of course, this does not mean that you should stop worrying about cancer. Even after getting breast implants self-exams and breast screening are essential as it can help you discover cancer in early stages. Keep in mind that you should always consult with your doctor if you suspect something is wrong.
3. You can have plastic surgery regardless of your age – FACT
When we say age does not matter, we mean that you should not say I am too young or too old for plastic surgery. Age is a factor that should be considered but health and fitness are way more important.
Keep in mind that age can be sometimes important, therefore you should consult with your surgeon before undergoing plastic surgery.
4. Liposuction is an effective way to lose weight and cellulite – MYTH
While many people have the wrong idea about liposuction, thinking of it as a magical solution to lose weight, knowing that this is not true can be really shocking. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that is used to contour the body by removing fat from certain body parts like hips, thighs, and abdomen when these parts do not respond to diets and work out.
Also read: 6 common myths about liposuction.
You need to know that liposuction provides better results when you are healthy. Therefore, the surgeon might ask you to lose some weight beforehand. You should also know that the procedure does not remove cellulite and might even worsen their look.
5. Breast augmentation is not a solution for saggy breasts – FACT
Breast sagging is a natural result of aging, and some women decide to have breast augmentation to solve this problem. However, breast augmentation can only change the size of the breast. If you want to lift the breast, then a breast lift surgery is the surgery you need.
You should also know that breast augmentation can be done with breast lift. So if you are not satisfied with both the size and shape of your breast, you can tell the surgeon that you want to have both surgeries.
Learn more about: Causes of breast sagging and how to prevent it.
6. Plastic surgery leaves no scars on the body – MYTH
Ask any surgeon and he/she will tell you that whenever a scalpel cuts the skin there will be a scar. This means that any surgery, including plastic surgeries, leaves scars. However, in cosmetic surgery, the surgeon tries to place the scars in hidden places to provide a better look.
Plastic surgeons use fine sutures to improve the quality of the scars. But you also need to know that following your doctor’s instructions during the recovery process helps minimize the scar to a certain extent.
7. All plastic surgery results will not last forever – FACT
People undergo plastic surgery to improve the look of a certain body part, and when the surgery is done you can see a difference instantly. But you must keep in mind that the results are not going to last forever.
Plastic surgery is not a magic wand that can stop the effect of aging on your body. It is only a procedure that can reset this effect on a certain body part. Of course that does not mean that the results will disappear in a short time, it means that the effect of aging is still there. However, some plastic surgery procedures, such as rhinoplasty, have permanent results.
The question of how long the results of plastic surgery will last does not have a fixed answer. The answer changes from one type of surgery to another and can also change from one patient to another.
8. Plastic surgery is quite expensive and only celebrities can afford it – MYTH
This myth is probably spread among people due to the fact that celebrities undergo plastic surgeries more frequently, and this led many people to think that all plastic surgeries require a fortune.
Due to the fact that plastic surgeries are more affordable nowadays, its popularity is on the rise among common people. Of course, we are not trying to say that the surgeries are cheap but we are telling you that they can be way cheaper than you thought.
9. Plastic surgery is very popular among men – FACT
While the vast majority of plastic surgeries are performed on women, you should know that both women and men can benefit from plastic surgery. Nowadays a lot of men think that appearance has a key role in their success in their life and relationships. Therefore, plastic surgery became more popular among men, and many men choose to undergo plastic surgery to improve their looks.
Read more about: 8 trendy cosmetic procedures for men in 2019