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September 10, 2019

Top Four Myths About Plastic Surgery


Top Four Myths About Plastic Surgery By Barbies Beauty Bits


There are many common myths about plastic surgery and beauty for that matter.  Which is why in this blog, we like to educate and share tips on all things beauty, and this includes cosmetic procedures.

For this post, I have partnered up with some professionals, to help share and debunk the "Top Four Myths About Plastic Surgery." But I still recommend that you consult with someone in the medical field as I am not a medical professional.

So without further ado, my top Four Myths About Plastic Surgery!
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Myth 1: Cosmetic Surgery Is All About Vanity
When most people hear the word plastic surgery, they often think of a breast augmentation or a facelift.  But the truth is plastic surgery is more than just volumptious breasts and looking younger.  See some of the real reasons people consider a cosmetic procedure below.
 
Confidence:

A lot of people consider a cosmetic procedure because of a life-long dream to correct that one thing about them that has seeped away at their confidence. Like a crooked nose from playing a sport or face scar, from their childhood.

Corrective:
There are procedures that a plastic surgeon can perform that is cosmetically corrective. Meaning procedures, whether surgical or nonsurgical that can help to amend something that is not fixable with conventional approaches. Like when a diet doesn't work for weight loss or a face cream for premature aging. They seek something like, CoolSculpting or Botox.

Comfort:
Plastic surgery can also be about making a life situation more comfortable. Let's take a very large bust, for example. Those that are top-heavy can end up having significant back problems, even severe discomfort. So the chance to have a breast reduction can help a person to live a more active, pain-free life.

Reconstructive:
What some people do not realize is that a lot of plastic surgeons can help with correcting birth defects like a cleft palate. And for a friend of mine who had breast cancer, a plastic surgeon helped her with some post-cancer breast reconstruction.

To sum it up, the right plastic surgeon is one that cares about the overall results after surgery, not just the aesthetics. Which is why, before any procedure, there is always a consultation.

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Myth 2: All Plastic Surgeons Are Qualified
The sad truth is that not all plastic surgeons out there are scrupulous or even qualified. Some will prey on people’s insecurities and see it as an easy way to make money from them while promising life-changing procedures.

But even small procedures carry risks, bigger ones even more so - just take a look at these butt implant videos as an example.

That’s why it’s crucial to find a plastic surgeon who is licensed and certified.  And don’t just take their word for it or go by the framed certificate on the wall, do your research!

This includes:
  • Looking at their qualifications as not all plastic surgery board certifications are the same.
  • Look at their online presence, like social media.
  • Do they have an up to date website?
  • Always ask for before and after photos.
  • What type of reviews do they have?
  • More importantly, if you have a trusted friend who has gone to one, ask them about their experience. 
Another place I highly suggest is going to the RealSelf community. This is an online site that reveals the real story about each procedure and provides everything from before and after photos and stories posted by real people who've undergone a procedure, to forum discussions and doctor answers to your questions.

Bottom line, like anything we do in life, you need to do your research, especially when it comes to your body.

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Myth 3: Only The Rich Can Afford Plastic Surgery
Although this may have once been the case, nowadays there are lots of options open for anyone who wants to have a cosmetic procedure.  And let's be honest if it were only for the rich and famous, there wouldn't be that many plastic surgeons.

In most cases, cosmetic surgery is considered elective surgery, and it is not covered under insurance, leaving most to pay with cash or put it on a credit card.  Plastic surgeons want to make themselves available to all, which is why, some of them offer 3rd party finance options, like through CareCredit.

Others also offer a discounted rate for specific procedures throughout the year, which is why it is a good thing to follow someone on social media, or sign up for their newsletter.  Better yet, sign up for a Reward Program like Brillant Distinctions, which is excellent for those who are considering Botox, Latisse, or fillers like Juvederm.

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Myth 4: Liposuction Is Guaranteed For Permanent Weight Loss

While liposuction is a highly effective procedure, when it comes to getting rid of unwanted fat in areas of the body, your surgeon will tell you that the fat may come back after you’ve had surgery.

Lipo is not a band-aid to permanent weight loss! To maintain a healthy weight, you must live a healthy lifestyle, to include a well-balanced diet and exercise.

So there you have it beauties, our top four myths about plastic surgery debunked.

And while many of the myths above may have been talking about cosmetic. A lot of these apply to many medical procedures. Which means at the end of the day, having any medical procedure needs careful thought and planning. You want to make sure that you are getting the work done for the right reasons with a qualified medical professional.

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12 comments

  1. My oldest daughter had breast reduction and it was the best thing she's ever done. You're right - liposuction is not a cure-all. She had some liposuction during the procedure and the fat came back elsewhere. Yikes! I've been thinking about having a little work done like injections to plump up the parentheses around my mouth. This article is so informative and very needful.

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  2. I am all for it if it makes you feel better. Who am I to judge? I want to get a tummy tuck at some point. I wouldn't go too far with it because some people go nuts and start to look frightening, but nothing wrong with a nip and a tuck.

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  3. I really enjoyed reading this post. Though I've never had plastic surgery before. I've heard about a lot of these myths.

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  4. This is interesting to read, I know very little about plastic surgery so it is good to dust away some of those myths and know a bit more truth.

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  5. This is great. Any kind of surgery is scary. But when you know the facts it really helps!

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  6. So glad you debunked these! I definitely knew that plastic surgery is often corrective and not necessarily for "vanity" purposes but can see how people generalize it to only be done for the latter because of how it's portrayed in the media.

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  7. This is a great post. While I haven't had plastic surgery I think that it provides great options for those who need it.

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  8. It is very tiring to hear all of this over and over again. I actually don't like myths regarding this at all. Some are just so unbelievable.

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  9. I learned a few things about plastic surgery in this post. It's true that not all surgeons are equally qualified. It's so important to choose one that is licensed and experienced.

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  10. Thank for these mythbusters. I know several people who have had plastic surgery for corrective reasons. I know I will have to have that procedure to take the extra skin on your eye lid off since its starting to fall over into my eyes.

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  11. It's nice to be able to know about the myths. I love reading about myths about anything honestly. I personally would never do plastic surgery, but glad to read more about it.

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  12. This is really interesting read. I haven't done any plastic surgery. May Be liposuction I may think in the future.

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