If you’re considering cosmetic surgery, it’s likely you’ve encountered false claims and horror stories during your research – botched operations, unscrupulous surgeons, terrible scarring. While there are risks involved with plastic surgery – which is the case with any type of medical care – they are minimal. The industry has been revolutionized, standardized and refined. Cosmetic surgeons are medical experts who have gone through extensive training and education to be qualified to perform operations. And many specialize in one type of cosmetic surgery, meaning their skills are even more specific and developed.
So, when you encounter myths, it’s important to recognize them as such. Here are five you can avoid.
1. If the cost of a cosmetic surgery seems high, you’re likely getting ripped off.
This is absolutely not the case, and you should never select a plastic surgeon simply because he or she offers the lowest price. You pay for expertise. You pay for safety. You pay for quality results. In fact, you should be wary of cosmetic surgeons claiming to offer bargains or the “lowest prices in town.”
2. Cosmetic surgery isn’t safe.
This is the most common plastic surgery myth. As aforementioned, there are risks involved with any type of operation, but cosmetic surgeries have become routine. During the 20th century in the U.S. alone, countless measures have been put into place to ensure cosmetic surgeries are as safe as possible. Advances in technology and surgeon training also help guarantee safety in the operating room.
3. Certification is certification. As long as I find a plastic surgeon with some sort of credentials, I should be alright.
You will be putting your welfare and physical appearance in the hands of a cosmetic surgeon, so you owe it to yourself to make sure he or she is the most qualified, experienced professional possible. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there are several specific qualifications you should look for when researching cosmetic surgeons. Look for a surgeon who “has completed at least five years of surgical training with a minimum of two years in plastic surgery;” someone who “operates only in accredited medical facilities;” and someone who “fulfills continuing medical education requirements, including standards and innovations in patient safety,” notes the ASPS
4. The best plastic surgeon can guarantee no scarring.
Whenever an incision is made into the skin, some level of scarring can be expected. That’s the nature of the healing process, but experienced cosmetic surgeons are well versed in hiding and minimizing surgical scars.
5. Advanced dermal fillers and injectables can give me the effects of a face lift without the invasive surgery.
Botox, Juvederm and other injectables are excellent alternatives to invasive face lifts, but contrary to popular belief, they don’t give you the same results. Fillers can provide you with a more youthful look temporarily, but the surgical face lift is the only way to achieve permanent results.
If you are researching potential cosmetic operations and are having a hard time discerning truth from myth, speak with a reputable cosmetic surgeon in your area.
Taken from healthgnome.blogspot.com
Dr.Kjar is a board certified plastic surgeon who is highly trained in this specialty and very qualified to perform your cosmetic surgery. Board Certified Plastic Surgeons have at least 6 years of training and experience in surgery, with 3 years specifically in plastic surgery. Dr. Kjar operates only in accredited medical facilities, adheres to a strict code of ethics and puts patient safety first.