The plastic surgery industry is mired by many myths and false beliefs, many of which could cause someone who could benefit from a cosmetic procedure to avoid one. It is important to debunk these myths to better educate ourselves regarding the advantages that plastic surgery offers and ensure that those whose lives can be improved from a procedure are.
The three most pervasive falsehoods regarding plastic surgery are:
It’s costly – Many people don’t get cosmetic surgery because they believe they simply can’t afford it. However, many non-invasive cosmetic procedures, such as Botox injections or laser skin resurfacing, are actually quite affordable, costing less than $500 on average.
It’s dangerous – Another common myth surrounding plastic surgery is that it’s dangerous. However, a cosmetic procedure is just as safe as any other surgical operation, as long as you go to a board-certified plastic surgeon. Furthermore, many procedures are minimally invasive, making them even safer.
It’s “fake” – Another misconception of plastic surgery is that the patient will look “plasticy” or “fake” afterward. This myth stems from people who get too much plastic surgery or alter their face so far beyond recognition that they look inhuman. Normally, no one but your closest friends and family will even be able to tell you got a procedure done.
Make sure you have all the facts before scheduling a cosmetic procedure. Contact Maryland Plastic Surgery for a consultation and to discuss the many surgical and non-surgical options we offer. The right procedure could change your life, so make sure you fully understand what is involved in any plastic surgery operation and what concepts simply aren’t true.