4 Myths About Plastic Surgery Debunked

Posted on: 18 August 2020


Plastic surgery has shaped the way that people see themselves and what they can be. Whether you are wanting to undergo a breast augmentation, a rhinoplasty, or anything else, it's good to know exactly what you're getting yourself into. To help you decide whether or not it's the right fit for you, here are four myths about it debunked.

Myth 1: You have to have low self-esteem to get plastic surgery done

It used to be that there was a big stigma involved with plastic surgery; those that got it had really low self-esteem. While people who want to correct their appearance may be self-conscious about the specific thing they are altering, it doesn't mean that they have bad self-esteem; it just means they want to perfect their appearance. If you are self-conscious about a certain part of your body, there is no shame in taking it into your own hands (or the hands of a plastic surgeon) and having some work done. 

Myth 2: You will look fake

If you don't want to look like you had any work done, then here are two things you should do: go with a trusted plastic surgeon and start with small changes. When you have dozens of surgeries at one time, it's going to look like you had work done, but if you do smaller procedures or just a few larger ones, you can get results without looking like you are plastic.

Myth 3: It's too expensive

Not very many people have thousands of dollars to throw at plastic surgery, but with things like in house financing, you can pay off your procedure in no time. Depending on the procedure you go with, the part of the country that you live in, and the surgeon that's doing the job, you may be paying more or less than someone else. However, that doesn't mean that you shouldn't do it. Either by saving up the money or financing it, you can have your cake and eat it too. 

Myth 4: Recovery is extensive

If you go into a plastic surgery center and have a breast augmentation, an abdominoplasty, and a rhinoplasty all at once then your recovery is going to be fairly rough. If, however, you go in and just have one surgery done, you may only have a one- or two-week-long recovery. Before you go in for surgery, you will have at least one consultation appointment with your surgeon. During this appointment, they will go over what you can expect from recovery including how long it will be; that way, you know exactly what you have to do. 

For more information, contact a plastic surgery center in your area.