Top 3 Myths About Plastic Surgery
Posted July 22, 2019 in Plastic Surgery Myths
Even with all that is known about plastic surgery, it often seems as though there are as many myths as there are facts. Plastic surgery is currently more popular than it has ever been before—there were over 17.7 million surgical and minimally invasive procedures performed in the United States last year alone. However, plastic surgery still has a questionable reputation in certain circles. This is entirely due to those unproven and untrue myths.
1. Plastic Surgery is Vain
One of the most common myths about plastic surgery is that only vain individuals choose it. This is an unreasonable generalization. Every choice that you make about your physical appearance, from the clothes you buy to the makeup you use to the types of exercises you participate in, could be attributed to vanity. The only difference between that and the vanity that many people refer to with plastic surgery is that plastic surgery is often interpreted as a negative. Cosmetic treatments, whether they are surgical or not, are performed to improve and enhance your quality of life by allowing you to feel comfortable and confident in your physical appearance. Wanting to look and feel your best is something that every individual has a right to, regardless of how it is achieved; it is not something that should be critiqued.
2. Results Will Last Forever
A common misconception about plastic surgery is that the results are permanent and cannot be altered. While some procedures, such as rhinoplasty, are designed to last a lifetime, the majority of cosmetic surgeries cannot guarantee permanent results. Facial procedures such as facelift surgery, blepharoplasty, and brow lift surgery target facial aging present at the time of the operation; however, they cannot stop the natural aging process. Body procedures, such as liposuction or tummy tuck surgery, will create or restore slim and trim physiques; however, they may not be permanent if there is additional weight gain or another pregnancy. Plastic surgery results are long-lasting when they are adequately maintained. This means following a healthy lifestyle and taking care of your skin.
Even with natural aging or weight gain, however, your results and appearance will always be better than if you had not had the procedure, and touch-up treatments or revision procedures can help to maintain or repair complications or sub-par results.
3. It Is Overly Expensive
It is not surprising that cost is a factor when considering whether or not to undergo plastic surgery, nor is it wrong. Only you will know if the expense of surgery is something that you can reasonably factor into your life without significant stress. And while the cost is something that needs to be discussed and understood before you agree to your procedure, it may not be the deal-breaker that many individuals assume it to be.
Many people invest in expensive purchases, such as cars, vacations, home remodels, and the newest tech gadgets every year without a second thought. Plastic surgery should be looked at in much the same manner. In fact, in many cases, surgery is far less expensive than many of these other “luxuries.” Plastic surgery is an investment in yourself and your self-image. That confidence and self-assurance is not something that should have a strict price limit.
Plastic surgery is more affordable than most men and women would assume, and the majority of surgeons offer financing options to make it that much easier for the patient to afford the body contour or youthfulness that they desire. Dr. Palladino offers financing through Shorr Solutions, CareCredit®, and GreenSky® so that you can find the plan that will work best for you and your lifestyle.
If you are considering plastic surgery, contact the Magic Surgeon by calling (866) 624-7874 or by filling out our online contact form. Dr. Palladino is a board-certified plastic surgeon that serves patients throughout South Florida.