5 Cosmetic Surgery Myths Corrected. Setting the Records Straight
There are myths abound when it comes to cosmetic surgery. And like most myths, they often have little or no basis. Whether you are considering cosmetic surgery for yourself, or someone close to you is, or you’re just curious, this mini-guide will help you to cut through all of the chatter to get to the truth about cosmetic surgery.
Here are 5 myths you might have heard of
(1) Cosmetic surgery is risky
No surgery is entirely without risk however cosmetic surgery carries no more risk than any other type of minor surgery.
Recent advances in medical technology have made many procedures safer and less invasive than ever before. All reputable cosmetic surgeons are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, which covers surgical procedures that involve cutting or inserting instruments into the body.
Always talk to your surgeon beforehand about the procedure you’re considering, including discussing possible risks and complications.
(2) Cosmetic surgery is for people who are vain
People have many different reasons for undergoing cosmetic surgery. In our experience, it is rarely anything to do with vanity.
Sometimes people have cosmetic surgery after an accident or illness that has left them disfigured or scarred.
One of the most common reasons for having cosmetic surgery is to help with confidence issues associated with a particular part of the body that is causing distress.
We never suggest that surgery alone can address confidence issues but it can certainly play a major part in boosting confidence and self-esteem.
(3) Cosmetic surgery is only for the wealthy
Some surgical procedures are relatively inexpensive while others are more costly.
Many cosmetic surgeons allow you to spread the cost with monthly payment plans. In some cases people may choose to have a cosmetic procedure for a significant birthday or in lieu of a holiday where extra funds are available for that special treat.
Cosmetic surgery is certainly not just for rich people though and many people find that the benefits they experience more than justify the cost.
It is also advisable to be wary of “cheap deals” when it comes to choosing cosmetic surgery and always check your surgeon’s credentials and query if the price seems unusually lower than the market average.
(4) It’s obvious when someone has had cosmetic surgery
The majority of people who undergo cosmetic surgery opt for a natural looking finish.
Our aim is to enhance the features you already have rather than to radically alter them – you should still look like you at the end of the day.
In some cases people choose to have obvious-looking changes but this is the exception rather than the rule and if natural improvements is what you are seeking then explain this to your cosmetic surgeon in the initial consultation and they will be able to discuss the possible outcomes for you.
(5) Cosmetic surgery is only for women
This is one of the most common and enduring myths. Historically it tended to be women who chose to have cosmetic surgery, however, this has changed, particularly over the last 10 years.
Many more men are choosing cosmetic procedures as a way of boosting their self-confidence and enhancing their natural features. Among the procedures that are popular with men are:
- dermal fillers
- laser treatments
- breast reduction
If you are considering cosmetic surgery, always invest in the initial consultation and discuss all of the options.