Having plastic surgery can both improve your appearance and can even provide various health benefits. However, there are many myths surrounding the world of plastic surgery. If you’re considering any kind of plastic surgery procedure, it’s important that you understand the process and how it can help achieve your goals.

Myth #1. Plastic Surgery Is Only Done for Cosmetic Reasons

While plastic surgery procedures can make you feel more confident about the way you look, it’s just not about aesthetics. Many people have plastic surgery to help the body function better. For example, injury after a car accident or other accident, cleft palates, or excessively large breasts can all lead to legitimate medical concerns that can be solved with a plastic surgery procedure.

Myth #2. Only Women Have Plastic Surgery

While it’s true that a large majority of plastic surgery patients are women, men are a growing demographic among plastic surgery patients. Men often go to plastic surgeons for procedures like chin augmentation, pectoral implants, and calf augmentation. They may also go in for cheek implants, ear surgery, or non-invasive treatments such as laser hair removal.

Myth #3. Plastic Surgery Lasts Forever

A common misconception is that plastic surgery will last forever, perhaps causing an “artificial” look. In fact, your plastic surgery results will change with your body over time. There are some lifestyle changes that you can make to help your results last longer, like changing your skincare routine to maintain your skin, as well as being consistent with diet and exercise. It’s important to follow the aftercare instructions and maintain a good relationship with your plastic surgeon in case you need a touch-up procedure.

Myth #4. You Will Not Have Any Scars

As with any surgical procedure, there will be scarring involved. However, there are ways that a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Shienbaum can make them less noticeable, like placing them in an area that’s normally covered by clothing, or hiding it in the natural creases of your body. You can also minimize scarring by using treatments like silicone sheets or gels during your recovery. Another key factor in minimizing scarring is to make sure that you listen to all the aftercare instructions given, including using sun protection and caring for your incisions carefully.

Myth #5 All Plastic Surgeons Are the Same

It can be easy to think that all plastic surgeons are the same. In fact, this can’t be further from the truth. When selecting a plastic surgeon, you should always make sure they’re board certified and are upfront about how long they have been performing the procedure you want. Each plastic surgeon is going to have their own techniques and unique personality. You should make sure you feel comfortable and heard throughout your plastic surgery experience so that you get the results you want.

Schedule a Consultation

The best way to learn more about your plastic surgery options is by scheduling a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Shienbaum. To learn more about what the procedures we provide at Brandon Plastic Surgery, and how we can help you achieve the appearance of your dreams, call us at (813) 359-1075 or fill out our online form.