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Debunking Cosmetic Surgery Myths

June 16, 2016 | Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Unfortunately, the topic of cosmetic surgery is sometimes considered a bit taboo in our society. This lack of discussion can be frustrating for an individual who wants to talk about the concept and get information or advice from friends and family. Even more unfortunate is that much of the information shared about cosmetic surgery isn’t even true. After all, it is impossible to make smart decisions about a topic without the right information at hand.


Myth #1: Facelifts, Botox and other procedures leave you looking expressionless.


There is a balance of muscles and fat in the face. A knowledgeable doctor will be able to complete a procedure that will lift your face but allow you to maintain a natural expression.


Myth #2: Liposuction removes cellulite.


While liposuction is an excellent choice for patients who have stubborn fat pockets that are resistant to diet and exercise, liposuction does not generally remove cellulite and may, in fact, make it look worse. Talk to your doctor about other options for cellulite removal.


Myth #3: Breast augmentation is only for those who want large breasts.


As the most common cosmetic procedure performed on women, there are a lot of myths regarding the topic. Actually, this procedure is very commonly completed in patients who simply want a balanced appearance. Talk to your doctor and find out if an augmentation is the right choice for you.


Myth #4: You’ll never be able to breast feed after breast surgery.


Depending on the surgery, this may not be true at all. Many women who have had implants or lifts can breastfeed successfully after the process. In fact, the National Institute of Medicine recommends that new mothers who have had implants still breastfeed if they are able.


Myth #5: Cosmetic surgery is too expensive.


While there is a cost associated with any procedure, there are many more options today than ever before. With more choices available, patients may be able to find a process that fits their needs and their budget. Plus, there are a number of financing options available too, which can reduce the need for upfront investment.


Myth #6: Cosmetic surgery leaves scars.


Depending on the procedure, there may be some scarring from cosmetic surgery. However, skilled doctors know how to minimize this and in most cases, these scars can be located in areas that are not likely to cause a big impact on your overall appearance.


Now that you have learned a few more truths about cosmetic surgery, it may be something you are giving serious thought. Make an appointment for a consultation with one of our specialists at Revere Health today and let us help. Our doctors are trained to provide up-to-date information and gentle guidance to ensure you make the right decision. In the meantime, spend some time reading up on the process and what to expect both during surgery and in recovery. Being informed is never a bad thing!


The Live Better Team

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