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Plastic Surgery Procedures – Myths and Reality
In general most people harbor some myths related to plastic surgery procedures, it is important to shed them have a clear idea about them before considering a procedure:
Myth: The majority of people who decide to undergo cosmetic medical procedures are rich people and celebrities.
Reality: Eighty-six percent of plastic surgery patients are working women. According to a 2004 study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 60 percent of respondents reported a household income between $30,000 and $90,000, and 40 percent of that group reported incomes ranging from $30,000 to $60,000.
Myth: All plastic surgeons are created equal
Reality: No, we have already talked about the license and the certification of the plastic surgeon. But apart from that there are differences. Although they may have the same core training, personal choices do matter. Cosmetic surgery is also an art and much is in the hand of plastic surgeon.
Myth: Plastic surgery leaves no scars
Reality: All plastic surgeries heal with scars. Though, the plastic surgeons are trained to make tissue incisions in strategic directions and positions to minimize their visibility. The cosmetic surgeries performed with endoscopes have minimum scars. Endoscopic cosmetic surgeries include endoscopic breast augmentation. Endoscopic tummy tucks and Endoscopic forehead lifts.
Myth: The results of a cosmetic surgery do not last
Reality: Each procedure is performed to have a lasting permanent effect (excluding the naturally temporary procedures such as BOTOX injections and dermal fillers. The result is subject to aging and weight and effects of gravity. Keep in mind that each cosmetic procedure is designed to keep you looking your best, but you are required to do your part with diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
Myth: Liposuction is a better choice than the tummy tuck
Reality: Liposuction is procedure to reduce the thickness of your abdominal fat, though it slightly tightens your skin, it is not able to remove any stretch marks. If your problem is extra fat it is a good choice, but if you are among women who besides the excess fat, also have the problem of loose skin, stretch marks, and a loose inner girdle (also called fascia or gristle), it is of limited use. The best choice in such cases is a tummy tuck.
Myth: Most patients undergoing Transumbilical Breast Augmentation (Breast implants through naval) surgery have visible tracks or ridges left along the abdominal area.
Reality: No, such a permanent side effect of undergoing a TUBA procedure has never been observed so far. If some ridging is seen immediately following surgery, adequate care and attention is provided to the patient to get rid such a problem.
Myth: Transumbilical Breast Augmentation procedures insists on patients having their implants positioned over the muscle
Reality: Patient preference and lifestyle often dictates the choice for under or over approach, under the muscle placement is mostly recommended for women who have little or no natural breast tissue. Athletic women or women who prefer to workout are advised over placement (as long as they have adequate breast tissue and body fat) to avoid breast distortion when the pectoral muscles are flexed. The route of breast implant has nothing to do with the placement of the breast implant.
Myth: Laser Hair Removal is permanent
Reality: The laser removes hair by causing a controlled damage to hair follicles which do not grow for some time to come say 3 to 4 months. The laser causes the follicle to enter into a temporary shock. Hair will eventually return but may not do so for 2-4 months in most people (really lucky people will go for 6-12 months without re-growth). But the good news is that when hair returns, it is usually thinner and lighter, with (typically) 75% reduction in hair growth. You can expect excellent results after 3-4 sessions.
Myth: It is possible to remove stretch marks with laser
Reality: Although such claims have been made by some, there is no evidence to support this. Most plastic surgeons think that lasers are ineffective in treating this problem. Lasers are known to remove, vaporize or breaking down a very small area of tissues they cannot effectively remove stretch marks neither can they repair the tissue.
Myth: Mini Face Lift is an effective procedure and also easy on budget
Reality: Mini facelifts have been touted all over the internet, but don’t get deceived by such claims. Any such claims that say mini facelifts provide excellent results with only a few days of recovery are all false. Mini facelifts means removing a minimal amount of excess skin near the ear, but have no effect on the skin near the cheeks, jowls, or neck.
If you want your anti-aging cosmetic surgery procedure to be effective and last for some years to come, a complete face-lift surgery is the only answer; no other surgery can offer impressive results as offered by this procedure. If you don’t want to undergo such an extensive procedure you can choose other options such as dermabrasion, chemical peel, dermal fillers and laser cosmetic surgery if they are suitable for your skin type. Hope this information helps you to shed some of misconceptions regarding the benefits of plastic surgery