Plastic surgery has changed by leaps and bounds in the decades since it first began to be performed. In that time there has been information amassed on the subject from how plastic surgery affects the body to what the end results will be, but even still, misconceptions abound about plastic surgery in the general public. To help set the record straight, we’ve put together a list of 3 common misconceptions about plastic surgery that everyone should know about.
- Only Shallow People Get Plastic Surgery – The simple truth is that people of every walk of life get plastic surgery today for every reason under the sun and only some can be reduced down to a mere “shallow” reason. Plastic surgery has two different categories: cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. Cosmetic surgery is the category that gets most associated with plastic surgery and involves procedures such as liposuction, tummy tucks, facelifts and so forth. However, reconstructive surgery involves procedures to fix an abnormality or health issues such as rhinoplasty to fix a breathing problem in the nasal passage or skin grafts to replace the damaged/lost skin of a patient.
- People Can Teel that You’ve Had Work Done – A great deal of the time plastic surgery patients show no outwards signs of having a procedure done except for bandages and bruising/swelling during the recovery process. It is true that whenever skin is cut it leaves a scar, but doctors are trained to make incisions in areas of the body that are better able to hide the scar such as in the crease of wrinkles, in folds of the skin or other unseen places on the body. For the most part plastic surgery goes unnoticed, but of course the moments when it begins to be noticeable is when patients begin having large amounts of plastic surgery done on one area of the body.
- Only Women Have Plastic Surgery Done – In the beginning plastic surgery procedures were largely on women, but as the times change and new procedures get created, men have joined the ranks of plastic surgery patients all over the world. Today men make up about 40% of the population that have had a plastic surgery procedure performed on them, from rhinoplasties to pec implants and facelifts. Society as a whole has become more accepting of plastic surgery and, as procedures become safer than ever, both men and women have turned to skilled surgeons to adjust their body image or fix medical or reconstructive issues on their body.