According to an annual plastic surgery procedural statistics, there were 15.9 million surgical and minimally-invasive procedures performed in the U.S. in 2015. This number is a 2% rise from the year prior and has continued to increase since. However, though plastic surgery is very common in America, there are still a lot of myths that exist about it.
These misconceptions can lead potential patients to be misinformed and make poor decisions. To help you make a better decision on your facelift, breast lift, or similar plastic surgery, here are the truths behind common plastic surgery myths:
Cosmetic Surgery And Plastic Surgery Are The Same
Cosmetic and plastic surgeries are not actually one and the same. They are not interchangeable terms. A plastic surgeon is not the same as a cosmetic one, though they might have some shared skills and areas of expertise. The terms being used interchangeably has led to public confusion and misconceptions about both practices. Cosmetic surgeries are focused on the appearance, it focuses on aesthetic.
Breast Augmentation is The Same As a Breast Lift
Breast lifts are designed to do just that, lift the breasts. They target droopy or sagging breasts, and as such are not designed to increase or decrease the size of breasts. That is what breast augmentation does. Breast augmentation, similarly, does not address drooping or sagging breasts. These are, like plastic and cosmetic surgeries, not interchangeable terms.
Botox Freezes Facial Muscles
There is a balance that needs to be maintained in the muscles of the face. Too much Botox can lead to one losing the action of expression. However, as long as the balance is maintained, then nothing negative will occur. Patients should make sure that a physician is trained in this balance and skilled in the use of Botox to make sure they get the best results.
Don’t fall prey to misconceptions about the plastic surgery industry or cosmetic surgery industries. Make sure that you only make informed decisions by knowing the truth behind every common myth. If you have questions about anything that was discussed here today, contact us. We’ll be glad to go further in depth.