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Common myths about cosmetic and plastic surgery

Cosmetic surgery is increasingly common in today’s society. Thanks to the media in all its forms, we have never been more aware of the ways that cosmetic surgery can impact a person from head to toe. However, there seems to be a stem of negative connotations surrounding cosmetic and plastic surgery, making it sound like it’s a deplorable procedure. Plastic surgery can actually have significant medical and psychological benefits to many. To help separate fact from fiction, here are some common myths about plastic and cosmetic surgery debunked.

1. Cosmetic surgery is only for women

While it seems that media coverage tends to emphasise the women of the world receiving plastic surgery, men do too! The increasingly competitive business market demands that participants look their best, consequently seeing a rise in more men requesting surgeries ranging from liposuction to rhinoplasty.

2. Liposuction removes cellulite

Liposuction is an effective solution to lose unwanted body fat that is hard to lose through exercise and a healthy diet, however, liposuction does not remove cellulite. Cellulite is caused by the tight bands of fibrous tissue in the skin. By extracting the fat layer that’s placed just under the skin, we may actually make the appearance of cellulite worse. It’s important to discuss with a surgeon first whether the procedure makes sense for you. Remember fat does not come back after liposuction, despite a myth circulating that it does.

3. Botox will leave you expressionless

One of the more common myths. There is a unique balance between the muscles of the face that allows expression. If this muscular balance is maintained, by only injecting minimal doses of Botox into specific muscles, you can achieve a natural softening of any unwanted lines and wrinkles without losing any facial expressions and becoming ‘expressionless’.

4. Only vain people get cosmetic surgery

While it may be true that some people get surgery to look as “perfect” as possible, the majority of participants receive surgery to improve their quality of life. It can help with self-confidence and social skills, and plastic surgery is often done for medical reasons rather than cosmetic, this is common in the case of a nose job or breast augmentation.

Now that we’ve cleared up some misconceptions about cosmetic surgery, if you are interested in any treatments and how they may benefit you, contact us today for more information.


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