Don’t be Fooled by these Cosmetic Surgery Myths!

Don’t be Fooled by these Cosmetic Surgery Myths!

cosmetic surgeryLearning about anything new is easier today than ever before. All you have to do is turn on your computer and ask Google whatever it is you want to know. If you believe this, you’ve already been fooled by a myth! One of the things that cosmetic surgeons do on a regular basis is correct the misperceptions that patients have about cosmetic surgery procedures. Some of those include:

Lipo suction is a great way to lose weight.

The truth of the matter is the only way to permanently lose weight is with a healthy lifestyle. Liposuction is only a complement to this, not an alternative. The purpose of liposuction is to create more beautiful contours by removing small deposits of fat from areas such as the hips, thighs, or abdomen. Both before and after this procedure, healthy eating and exercise habits are valuable to the ultimate result, which is a beautiful body.

Scarring is not a concern.

Scars are a natural byproduct of any surgical procedure. That being said, we have a number of ways in which we can minimize the appearance of scars. For instance, the incisions made for a facelift are placed inconspicuously along the hairline and around the ears. Typically, incisions for abdominoplasty can be hidden beneath the bikini line. Additionally, modern laser therapy enables us to treat surgical scarring.

Plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery are the same thing.

The two surgical professions are similar in some ways, but there are key differences you need to know. The gold standard and board certification is plastic surgery. Dr. Trussler has been board-certified by both the American Board of Surgery, with advanced training in cosmetic procedures, and by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This training reflects five years devoted to surgical procedures, two of which revolve around plastic surgery.

Only one breast augmentation is needed for permanent results.

An important aspect that patients need to know about breast augmentation is that implants only last so long. Typically, implants need to be replaced after about 15 years. There’s also a chance that replacement may need to take place sooner should a problem such as leakage occur. Patients are advised to obtain recommended screenings over the course of their implants’ lifetime so leaks, should they occur, may be found quickly.

The decision to have cosmetic surgery is an important one. Get the facts that you need from your Austin plastic surgeon. Call 512-450-1077.

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