There is a portion of society that looks down on plastic surgery and the people who have it performed. In reality, there are a lot of different reasons someone might need cosmetic surgery, and not all of them have to do with vanity and societal beauty norms. Here are some of the biggest myths about plastic surgery and the truth behind them.
Myth: Plastic Surgery Is Only Elective
There are actually a lot of cosmetic procedures that are performed for health reasons. A breast lift can be done to make clothing fit better. Breast reductions may be done to relieve back pain and pressure. There are also many other examples, such as:
- Repair of cleft lip and other birth defects
- Breast implants after breast cancer survival/mastectomy
- Work-related hand injuries
Plastic surgeons work with a lot of patients seeking help for medical conditions. The biggest advantage is that Plastic surgeons are best trained in minimizing scarring.
Myth: Plastic Surgery Is for Rich Women
There are actually a lot of average people who get cosmetic procedures. Cosmetic surgery isn’t as expensive as you might think. For some medically necessary cosmetic procedures, health insurance may even cover the cost. Women are by far not the only ones to get plastic surgery, as many men are concerned with their appearance too.
Myth: Plastic Surgery Leaves No Scars
If you look at pictures and videos of men and women who have had plastic surgery, you would think that there is never any scarring. This is completely unrealistic. The fact of the matter is that any time a surgeon makes an incision, there may be some scarring. Plastic surgeons are well-trained in minimizing scarring, and they can give you aftercare instructions that will help reduce the appearance of your scars. Plastic surgeons are also skilled at making the incision in hidden or less noticeable places. Be sure to talk to your plastic surgeon to ease any concerns you may have.
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