If you haven’t noticed, plastic surgery is becoming increasingly popular. However, despite plastic surgery’s rising popularity, there are still some myths that run rampant when it comes to this growing industry.
Many people who would have been otherwise interested in a cosmetic procedure are scared away by these dangerous myths and misconceptions. To help you determine if a cosmetic or plastic procedure is right for you, here are some of the most common myths, debunked.
1. All Plastic Surgeries Are The Same
This couldn’t be further from the truth. In all actuality, plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery refer to two different things. “Cosmetic” refers to a procedure that is done solely to enhance a person’s appearance. “Plastic” can refer to the same thing, but it can also refer to procedures that correct a disfigurement or physical defect. A surgeon attempting to eradicate the effects of a burn or injury falls under the realm of “plastic,” even thought it’s considered by so many people to be a medically necessary procedure. There are many types of plastic surgeries.
2. The Only People Who Get Cosmetic Surgery Are Insecure Or Suffering From Body Dysmorphia
The idea that you need to have a mental disorder or illness to get cosmetic surgery is preposterous. Thousands of people undergo procedures every single day; not all of them are suffering from crippling insecurity. In fact, many people who undergo cosmetic surgery genuinely like themselves, they just want to enhance the things that they already like. In fact, those who suffer from illnesses like body dysmorphia are usually eliminated as candidates for cosmetic surgery during the screening process and instead referred to a mental health professional. No serious medical professional would ever do a procedure on someone with body dysmorphia.
3. If You Undergo Cosmetic Surgery, You’ll Look Like One Of Those Overly Nipped and Tucked Reality Show Housewives
The “plastic surgery disasters” that you see on reality television aren’t a fair representation of the vast majority of people who seek cosmetic treatment. That small segment of the population that takes cosmetic surgery too far shouldn’t warp your view of the industry as a whole. Chances are that you already know several people who’ve had cosmetic surgery and you can’t even tell, which is the goal of any reputable plastic surgeon when he or she does a procedure.
4. Plastic Surgeons Are Dangerous Because If Given The Opportunity, They’d Never Stop Suggesting Things For You To Correct
Many people fear plastic surgeons, because they worry that if they step foot into a cosmetic surgery clinic, they’ll be alerted of a myriad of “problems” with their appearance that they’d never even thought of before. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Sure, there are some bad apples in the industry. But most cosmetic surgeons are ethical medical professionals who are there to make you feel good about yourself, not hate yourself. It’s actually extremely common for people to book a consultation with a surgeon, only for the surgeon to tell them that they don’t think the person should proceed with the surgery. Don’t be afraid of plastic surgeons; they want to listen to your concerns and offer suggestions, not give you a complex about things that you don’t even want to change.
As you can see, plastic and cosmetic surgery is not the boogeyman you may have previously thought it to be. It’s a normal industry that’s brought happiness to millions of people. You don’t have to run out and book a consultation tomorrow. However, if you’ve been toying with the idea of having a procedure done, hopefully this will inspire you to at least have a talk with a reputable surgeon in your area.