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Mandy Kloppers

Plastic Surgery: 4 Common Myths Debunked

Getting plastic surgery is a fantastic life changing experience. When you start to research the pros and cons, there are a lot of myths that are represented as facts. To ease you into the process, here are the four most common myths, debunked.

1. Vanity

The top plastic surgeons Utah are not professional vanity dealers. The biggest misconception about plastic surgery is that it is for materialistic people. High profile celebrity news paints a broad picture about the plastic surgery community. The truth is that it is more low profile than what is represented in Hollywood. Normal everyday people can not only afford plastic surgery, but go through several successful procedures in their lifetime. In many cases, the only way you would know about someone getting plastic surgery is when they tell you. With plastic surgery, privacy is one of the hardcore rules about any procedure.

2. Price

Price is something you’ll hear about when any type of surgery is mentioned. Numbers get thrown around without any actual facts. Any type of procedure is considered an individualized service, so the amount you will pay will always be different than the next person. Even estimated prices are not a good number to go when determining the cost of plastic surgery. The only person that knows the actual price of your plastic surgery procedure is going to be the surgeon that agrees to the work. Any number thrown around by someone else is nothing more than a guesstimate.

3. Safety

Plastic surgery is safe, and that includes the recovery process. The biggest myth came about when a rumor went viral online about breast implants causing breast cancer. After rigorous investigations, both saline and silicone implants have FDA approval. Safety was further questioned when yet another rumor went viral about breast implants. This time it had to do with the ability to breast feed and the overall safety to the infant. Just like the cancer rumor, nothing of worth materialized that proved implants made it impossible to breastfeed. The last (and most prominent) safety myth about plastic surgery is that is causes death. Death from plastic surgery hits the news when patients go to unlicensed surgeons. Unsanctioned plastic surgery leads to complications and death, and should be avoided at all costs. These bad practices have nothing to do with actual professionals or the organizations they are associated with.

4. Gender Differences

Plastic surgery is not just for women, as there has been a steady increase in male patients over the years. Back then, the myth was that women were the only patients in a plastic surgeon’s office. This myth got amplified with the illogical take that plastic surgery was only for looks. Then it got worse when the plastic surgery industry was linked to the rich, famous and wealthy. Both men and women get plastic surgery, and it has been that way since the beginning.

Play It Smart

Plastic surgery will change your life for the better. The more you know going into the appointment, the happier you’ll be. Choose the right surgeon, and everything else will take care of itself.

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