Cosmetic Surgery Myths Busted
There area a lot of cosmetic surgery myths floating around. While cosmetic plastic surgery has been around for decades, there's still a lot of false information floating around. "From all the media coverage, blogs and rumors, there are a lot of half truths and whole lies when it comes to plastic surgery," explains Dr. Ali Adibfar, "It's unfortunate that many people believe these myths to be true. We're committed to busting those cosmetic surgery myths and educating Canadians so they know all the information before they make a decision." Cosmetic Surgery Myths: A lot of false truths This false information sends the wrong message and can even influence a person not to get plastic surgery when it might be in their best interest. Our team of plastic surgery specialists wanted to set the record straight. Let's take a look at five common myths that need some truth! Cosmetic Surgery Myth 1: Liposuction Will Help You Lose Weight Even Without a Proper Diet and Exercise Liposuction may be a highly effective plastic surgery procedure that delivers life changing results, but it isn't a silver bullet. When it comes to weight loss and weight gain, it's more than just removing fat cells from the body. Liposuction can drastically reduce the amount of fat a person is carrying and can create beautiful contours. But if you don't maintain a healthy, balanced diet and properly exercise, you can easily gain the weight back. "Liposuction is a procedure that's only part of a person's overall life change," explains Dr. Adibfar, the medical director at Elements - Yorkville's premier medical spa. "A healthy diet and regular exercise is needed to help maintain the results liposuction delivers. It also helps keep you feeling healthy, energized and rejuvenated." Cosmetic Surgery Myth 2: Botox Will Give You an Expressionless Face We've all seen news coverage of Botox gone wrong. It's true, Botox can lead to certain complications if it's administered by people who aren't board-certified, experienced and committed to safety. However, when injected correctly, Botox delivers natural looking results. This common procedure will prevent certain muscles from fully contracting, but since these muscles move in conjunction with others, expressions remain natural. "If injections are administered by a highly experienced and trusted plastic surgeon, you can be confident that your new appearance will be as expressive as ever," says Dr. Ali Adibfar. "That's why doing your homework, reading reviews and selecting the right surgeon is so important." Cosmetic Surgery Myth 3: Breast Implants Make Breastfeeding Difficult Many women tend to have a misconception about breast implants and breastfeeding. It's a common belief that implants are placed over the breast between the nipple and the tissue. However, they are actually placed under the breast tissue. "The most important thing to know about breast implants is that they do not interfere with any milk producing cells," explains Dr. Adibfar. "While breast implants don't make breastfeeding impossible, we do recommend that breast implant procedures aren't performed while a person is pregnant or nursing. It's better to opt for this life-changing plastic surgery procedure before or after having children." Cosmetic Surgery Myth 4: Cosmetic Surgery is Just for Older Women This is a long-standing stereotype that has plagued the plastic surgery industry for decades. Some people see facelifts, Botox and other cosmetic procedures as a way for older women to look and feel younger. This myth continues to stay alive even with all the evidence to the contrary. "Plastic surgery procedures are very common among men and women of all ages, especially for those who are 25-40 years old," explains Dr. Adibfar. "We're seeing more younger men opting for more plastic surgery than ever before as they look to maintain their youthful appearance and improve their beauty." Selecting the right procedure for your needs and goals can help you look amazing at any age. Cosmetic Surgery Myth 5: Plastic Surgery is Only for the Wealthy Although the media might have you believe this, it simply isn't true. "A lot of people still believe only the rich can afford plastic surgery," says Dr. Adibfar. "But today's advancements have made plastic surgery readily available to almost everyone." A study that was recently conducted found that more than 40% of patients receiving plastic surgery were in the middle class earning between $30,000-$60,000 per year. There are a variety of plastic surgery procedures available to you regardless of your income.