Top 5 Plastic Surgery Myths

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There are many myths surrounding the plastic surgery industry these days and it can be difficult to decipher between fact and fiction. Plastic surgery myths are spread around time and time again and it’s important to know the facts before going under the knife. Here are the 5 most common plastic surgery myths to consider.

Myth #1: “It’s all about looks and vanity” The majority of clients feel how they look and appear to others plays a considerable role in their overall happiness, well-being, and health. After surgery, patients typically feel healthier, happier, less anxious about their appearance, and have a substantial increase in self-esteem.

Myth #2: “You’ll be left with unsightly scars.” All types of surgery will inflict scarring in one way or another. However, plastic surgeons are trained in the art of aesthetics and are highly skilled in hiding and minimizing the appearance of scars. Breast augmentation scarring is easily hidden because the incision is done through the areola. Tummy tuck or Liposuction procedure scarring is often hidden beneath the bikini and underwear line.

Myth #3: “Breast implants are not safe.” Many feel that this type of plastic surgery is unsafe because of the possible risks such as Capsular Contracture. A Capsular Contracture is anything that leads to inflammation of the capsule, commonly a contamination or bacterial infection. Dr. Kaczynski uses the safest techniques when performing breast augmentations such as using the Keller Funnel. The Keller Funnel is truly a “no touch” technique that limits the amount of bacteria and other contaminants from entering the breast. According to the FDA, they have even approved various saline and silicone implants for medical use through vigorous scientific research and trials. Breast implants are also not linked to breast cancer, though regular breast exams and cancer screenings are essential.

Myth #4: “It’s too risky.” Like any surgical procedure, there are risks with plastic surgery, but the chances of a botched job or surgery gone wrong are least possible when your procedure is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience.

Myth #5: “It’s just for women.” This is one of the most common plastic surgery myths out there. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Inc. has conducted studies that show a 273% increase between 1997 and 2003 in the amount of male patients undergoing plastic surgery in order to improve their looks and overall morale.
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Sacramento Plastic Surgeon