Liposuction Tops Charts as Most Searched Plastic Surgery Procedure in Florida

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Miami, Florida ranks among the top cities for the amount of plastic surgery procedures performed, behind only Beverly Hills and San Francisco. Although they’re on different sides of the country, it’s not odd that both Florida and California are home to the cities with the highest number of plastic surgeries… both locations boast celebrity homes, great nightlife and entertainment, beautiful beaches and more. Keeping up with appearances is simply a lifestyle choice, but which plastic surgery procedures are Floridians flocking to maintain their flawless features?

You might think that Brazilian butt lifts and lip injections that mirror the Kardashian and Jenner sisters’ appearances are high-ranking but here plastic surgery patients are looking to subtract, not add, and liposuction is the most searched plastic surgery procedure in Florida.

Most Searched Plastic Surgery Procedures by State

 

Warmer weather year-round and access to beaches are definitely one reason why liposuction tops the charts in Floridian’s plastic surgery research but when it comes to liposuction, there is a lot more than meets the eye and plenty of reasons to consider opting for this procedure that has been around for more than 30 years.

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First, liposuction is the perfect solution if you’re looking for ways to remove stubborn belly fat but it’s not only for troublesome tummies! Liposuction can also remove deposits of excess fat from specific areas of your upper or lower body, face or neck.

In addition to your belly, consider streamlining your flanks or love handles, back, and – on some men who struggle with gynecomastia – chest. Liposuction can also be used to assist in an arm lift, or, if your trouble areas are on the lower body, it can be used to define your inner and outer thighs, buttocks, and even calves and ankles!

Removing and sculpting fat around your chin and neck area is also a fantastic way to restore your youth if you’re feeling self-conscious but aren’t ready for a face or neck lift at this time.

Additionally, Floridians may be researching liposuction because it’s efficient and cost-effective! While liposuction is never recommended as an alternative to healthy diet and exercise, when done together, it only helps to amplify your results with less time commitment. On average, liposuction can cost between $4,500 and $7,500. Liposuction not only guarantees results but success motivates success so you are more likely to continue working harder to maintain your progress after healing from your plastic surgery procedure.

Remember, when it comes to liposuction, just removing excess fatty deposits does not guarantee the ideal appearance you may be looking for. The judgement and experience of your plastic surgeon is crucial so be sure to schedule a free liposuction consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda today, or, if you’re interested in learning more about liposuction, be sure to watch this video where Dr. Wigoda discusses various types of liposuction and the different techniques and technology that are available today.

 

 

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FDA Approves Drug To Get Rid Of Double Chin

DR WIGODA FDA Approves Drug for Double Chin

Some people are genetically predisposed to it, while others end up with it as a result of weight gain or aging. No matter how it’s there, there’s no denying that double chins can lower self-esteem.

If you have a double chin, you probably know all of the tricks. Tilting your head down and extending your neck forward when taking a photo can minimize the presence of a double chin. In some instances, people may tend to wear a high-neck shirt. To date, the only solution has been liposuction and surgery. In a perfect world, there would be a magic solution that would get rid of double chins and according to this TIME article, the perfect world might be here now.

Is it too good to be true? Recently, the FDA approved a new drug called Kybella. The drug went through two clinical trials involving 1,022 adults with varying degrees of “submental fat.” The results upon consumption were a noticeable reduction in fat!

However, as with all newly approved drugs, there is reason to be cautious and we wanted to get an opinion from a plastic surgery expert! So we hunted down Dr. Paul Wigoda and asked him what he thought of this newly approved drug.

“If the drug actually works as described, it will be very useful. However, I am skeptical that it will be as effective as liposuction. We will just have to wait to see how well it works, and more importantly, what the possible complications are.”

If indeed Kybella works as expected, it could be a huge opportunity for patients interested in reducing fat without going under the knife. The drug is approved as a “non-invasive in-the-office procedure.” Sounds like a worthy alternative to liposuction, which targets the same fat but involves a lengthy procedure under local anesthesia at a cost averaging $2,500. While we don’t yet know if it is as effective as liposuction, patients with minimal submental fat may seek Kybella as a viable resource to shrink their chin fat and improve their appearance!

Drugs, especially newer ones, may have some down sides. In this case, Kybella’s side effects include possible nerve damage, swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and hardness in the treatment area, which could be considered comparable to injecting fillers like Botox.  However, the FDA warns that injecting the Kybella anywhere else on the body could be harmful, which gives us something to think about.

An injectable option that disrupts fat cells may seem like a great option for those who worry about surgery, but the procedure can be costly. ET Online reports that the double chin-eliminating injection could cost $1,350 per treatment and will require four to six treatments.

Price, potential side effects and individual needs all come into play; therefore, it’s crucial to always consult your doctor before considering such a new drug and extensively review the possible outcomes and best course of action. If you have any questions regarding double chin removal or other plastic surgery procedures, contact Dr. Wigoda for a free consultation.

5 Plastic Surgery Videos Trending on YouTube

trending plastic surgery videosBoard-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Paul Wigoda was named best plastic surgeon in South Florida in 2010 and is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Broward Health. His Fort Lauderdale and Miami plastic surgery practice offers a wide range of cosmetic surgery procedures including his revolutionary Painless Breast Implant procedure, which virtually eliminates
pain and is designed to result in a quick, safe and painless recovery.

As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Wigoda’s top priority is and always will be his patients’ welfare and satisfaction so he often offers helpful information to help plastic surgery candidates make the best decisions for their procedures. Check out the most popular plastic surgery videos from his YouTube channel for some excellent plastic surgery insights!

1. Saline vs. Silicone Implants

There are so many important decisions to make when it comes to breast implants. The cup size, the width, the shape, the type of implant, the surface, the insertion site and the position! With so much to consider, Dr. Wigoda shares the major differences between saline and silicone breast implants to help you feel more confident and knowledgeable about your decision. Here you will discover the advantages and disadvantage of the two implant types, like how they will feel, the safety considerations, implant lifetimes, costs, possibility of breast implant ruptures, MRI recommendations, warranties, rippling, incision sizes, and the effects on mammograms and breast feeding.

VIDEO: Florida Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wigoda Answers: Saline or Silicone Breast Implants?

2. Smart People Research Smart Lipo

Considering liposuction to eliminate problem areas? Should you opt for the Smart Lipo or traditional liposuction? Dr. Wigoda shares his opinion on the new lipo phenomenon as well as some advice. First, beware the doctors that advertise Smart Lipo and don’t have a plastic surgery background. Avoid people who specialize in dermatology and pulmonology who open up spas and call themselves experts. Dr. Wigoda also goes into details about some common Smart Lipo misconceptions such as it is a lunch-time procedure, it is non-invasive, the length of the recovery period and more. Be smart when it comes to Smart Lipo and watch this video to determine if the procedure is right for you.

VIDEO: Is Smart Lipo Really Smart?

3. Dangerous Plastic Surgery Warning Signs

When it comes to plastic surgery, complications and even death are always a possibility, which is upsetting as these procedures are generally elective. It is your body and your life and patients have died from using the wrong doctor. Make sure you thoroughly research your plastic or cosmetic surgeon to mitigate the risk of complications. Here, Dr. Wigoda shares some plastic surgery warning signs you should look out for, including how or why they are offering discounts, whether they a history of problems, the surgeon’s credentials, online reviews and more.

VIDEO: Plastic Surgery Nightmares at Strax Rejuvenation: Dr. Wigoda’s Warning Signs

4. Different Types of Anesthesia for Plastic Surgery

Dr. Wigoda describes four different types of anesthesia used for plastic surgery procedures. He describes the differences between local anesthesia, local with oral sedation, local with IV sedation, and general anesthesia. Some topics covered in this video are how each anesthesia may feel, what type of procedures require a specific anesthesia, how long the anesthesia may last before it wears off, costs and whether you will need an anesthesiologist present during your procedure.

VIDEO: Florida Surgeon Dr. Wigoda Explains the Different Types of Anesthesia

5. La Toya Jackson’s Plastic Surgery

The Jackson family is notorious for their plastic surgeries and although Michael and Janet get the most attention for their over-the-top procedures, it’s no wonder that Dr. Wigoda’s analysis of  La Toya Jackson’s surgeries is one of his top-viewed YouTube videos. In the last decade, the fifth child of the infamous Jackson family has made a return to music, been an active member of reality television and has participated in various other projects such as the documentary “Dancing In Jaffa.” During this time she has slowly been changing her appearance to better resemble her siblings. Here Dr. Wigoda analyzes the multiple nose jobs, probably chin implant, lip injections, implants and possible multiple liposuctions.

VIDEO: La Toya Jackson Plastic Surgery

For more great videos on plastic surgery topics and trends, celebrity plastic surgery secrets and reviews from Dr. Wigoda’s patients, visit his YouTube channel.

To schedule a free consultation or ask Dr. Wigoda more questions, visit www.DrWigoda.com today!

 

Florida’s Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures by Age

Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda reports nip and tuck for men and women trends from as early as 16 years old to their 60’s.  With recent news of Hollywood celebrities getting plastic surgery or cosmetic enhancements at various ages like Heidi Montag, Kim Kardashian and Lisa Kudrow’s reveal of a nose job at 16, plastic surgery has gone mainstream. So it makes sense to analyze who is electing for plastic surgery, and why.

While the “why” may be tougher to pin down, due to each individual’s own desires, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Report looks at which cosmetic procedures are most popular amongst different age groups.

 

Nosey Teenage Plastic Surgery: 16-19

The nose is the body part which changes the least throughout life, meaning the nose you have now is the nose you will have for life. For this reason nose reshaping is most popular amongst teenagers.   While skin around the nose can thicken, and cartilage can lose its support, it is the least susceptible to time or changes in habit.  Adolescents looking for a fresh start often turn to rhinoplasty.

 

Busting into Twenties: 20-29

According to the report, breast augmentation is most popular among 20-29 year-olds, at a time when image is of high importance to a woman. However, Dr. Paul Wigoda counters that many women 30 and over come into his office looking to enhance their breasts.

“Many come in complaining that their breasts have deflated after having kids,” Wigoda states, “while others feel that their breasts are starting to sag and they want to be filled in more and get a small lift that a breast augmentation can provide.”

“It’s not uncommon for women over 30, who are going through a divorce to come in looking to make some changes in their body as they return to the singles scene,” he adds. Wigoda counters that liposuction is also popular with the 20-29 years olds, who also have trouble getting rid of fat in certain areas, even with a normal metabolism.

“In women in that age range, it is often fat in the love handle and bra strap areas, as well as the inner and outer thighs, that are treated through liposuction.”

 

Preventative Thirties 30’s

30 Going on 21. The study cites liposuction as the most popular procedure amongst 30-39 years olds, as many women in that age range notice their bodies retain fat easier as they get older, even if they maintain the same diet and exercise regiment.  While there are an increasing number of non-surgical options for combatting fat, liposuction is still the most popular cosmetic enhancement.

Eyeing 40’s and 50’s

Aging begins to have noticeable effects on the human body as people enter their forties, particularly around the eyes and forehead. The skin around the eyes can be prone to wrinkle or show redundancy, while the upper eyelids and forehead can often droop, making a person look unnecessarily tired or sad. So patients between the ages of 40-54 most often turn to an eyelid and/or brow lifting surgery to keep age at bay.  Removing or tightening can be used to treat the lower eyelids, as well as treating fat pockets.

Facing 55+

Lastly, the facelift has proven to be the most popular procedure for adults over the age of 55.  They may look to address several parts of the face, such as the cheeks, which can deflate. Other changes that become apparent: the corners of the mouth can turn down and jowls appear.   Also the jawline can lose its contour and the neck becomes loose and droopy at times.  The facelift can be used to address any of of these ailments, and bring back the youthful appearance the 55 and over crowd seek.

 

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Wigoda.

 

 

 

Plastic Surgery Trends of 2012: Shhh…Botox is the New Mani and Men Love Plastic Surgery

Starting the anti-aging process early as a preventive measure is always a more successful path than trying to reverse the signs of aging, reports Dr. Paul Wigoda. The 2012 stats prove that men and women are on the same page. When Marie Claire writer Aleksandra Crapanzano asked, “Is it uncouth to show up with fine lines?,” ASPS posted an article considering Botox as the new manicure for today’s 40-year-old.

While the invitees of some intermittent dinner party groups are getting older, their faces are not. The previously required manicure and salon blowout no longer make the cut in some social groups. Instead, a Botox or injectable treatment is the new get-ready routine.

They key, as ASPS points out in Botox may be the most popular procedure, but sometimes it’s a secret, is not to look younger but to maintain their good looks. In fact, one physician notes that even husbands are unaware of their wives’ tiny procedures.

One reason for this shift over the years from facial plastic surgery to less-costly, nonsurgical options, such as Botox, has been shown to be the economy – although long-lasting results were shown to be a higher priority than cost and immediacy of results, according a survey published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

While survey respondents reported delaying major procedures due to economic factors, it seems the injectable industry’s reputation is thriving, even spilling over to create false hopes for poker players who don’t realize that Botox was not created to nor will it really affect their ability to convey emotions.

Along with surgeon-supported “less is more” approach to maintaining youth and good looks earlier, rather than reversing aging later, plastic surgeons are seeing more male clients. Men are no longer just sneaking their wive’s and girlfriend’s beauty products in the bathroom. They’re buying professional anti-aging products and professional cosmetic services and procedures.

According to ASPS’s Hello Handsome: Male plastic surgery and skincare trends, the percentage of male clients that account for plastic surgery procedures has risen 121 percent in the past 15 years. The top five procedures for men include rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, facelifts, liposuction and male breast reductions.

Meanwhile, the overall percentage of plastic surgery procedures has increased by 197 percent in the past 15 years. In fact, 9.2 million plastic surgery procedures were performed in 2011.

Have you ever wondered if you were too young for Botox? Do you want to know exactly how it can help you maintain your looks now or smooth out a few fines lines that have developed in the past couple of years? Dr. Wigoda can provide professional medical advice and address concerns such as the misnomer “Pokertox” expectation.

 

 

Ringing in the New Year for a New You with Plastic Surgery from Ft Lauderdale’s Dr. Wigoda

Deck the halls with plastic surgery in South Florida – another year in the books and time to start formulating our New Year’s resolutions. Where did the time go? It’s 2013…and counting! Another year passes, so the inevitable aging process continues to be a damper on our Champagne toasts, if we can even stay up past midnight to be with friends or watch the ball drop on TV (R.I.P.  to the ageless Dick Clark, presumably a loyal cosmetic surgery enthusiast).
Every January, we hear it’s time to start focusing on a New Year, a New You. These days, it’s become commonplace to develop a “New You” through plastic surgery. Will we enroll in a gym membership? Start that infamous diet? Quit smoking? Well, whatever the case, we are seeking ways to improve our look and feel better and younger in the New Year.  Locally in South Florida, hundreds of patients are turning to the personal care and professionalism of Dr. Paul Wigoda.
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Whether we have the time and wherewithal to undergo a surgery like breast augmentation, facelifts or liposuction or we opt for non-invasive procedures like Botox or laser hair removal, there are numerous safe and affordable options to give us a better look and freshen up for another year ahead.

The holidays are ideal for undergoing cosmetic surgery for several reasons. Many have vacation time from work and thus can afford to take a few weeks for the procedure and recovery. People like to heal outside the public eye and often undergo plastic surgery over the holidays to fly under the radar. People spend money in December on friends and family, yet oftentimes, opt to treat themselves. In the short term, we strive to look good for that New Year’s Party or kick off the New Year fresh and rejuvenated; therefore, plastic surgery and self-improvement procedures often double or triple around the holidays.

For instance, Botox can take years off your life in a matter of days.  Some patients have confessed to scheduling procedures in December due to their health insurance policy’s deductible being met and if a particular elective procedure is covered, what a great way to round out the year! Besides, some of those “run of the mill” New Year’s resolutions are all good preparation for cosmetic surgery procedures. Excess weight loss is a common goal, but skin can only be stretched so far or we can only control so much, so liposuction or facelifts have optimal results if weight loss is already underway. The sooner one weans down on the cigarettes, the less dehydration to the skin and the safer and better the outcome and the faster healing and less scarring from a cosmetic procedure.

Surgical procedures can change one’s life and transform a whole new you, but a facelift or tummy tuck takes time to heal so the holiday season avails a couple weeks away from co-workers or the social scene. Anti-aging skincare regimens are a less-invasive popular trend, especially given today’s stress of the economy, raising a family and trying to maintain an active lifestyle. “Beauty is in the details” and with today’s technology, it makes sense to minimize our wrinkles and rejuvenate our skin with image-enhancing fillers, Botox and dermabrasion. Then give those lips a boost just in time for that kiss under the mistletoe with Injectable fillers.

Interested in taking the first step and finding out more ways to look and feel younger, consult board-certified Dr. Paul Wigoda for a professional, South Florida plastic surgeon you can trust. For more information, visit http://www.drwigoda.com/.

Ft Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon Says Botox in Men Up 258% Over Ten Years

The frown lines of the economy are showing and causing men on Wall Street to do more shots, of Botox that is, notes Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda.

Botox injections in men were up 8% last year, accounting for over 363,000 procedures and up a staggering 258% over ten years. Men feel Botox not only helps them appeal younger and refreshed, but can also remove forehead wrinkles to appear friendlier and less angry. Most common surgical procedures among men are gynecomastia, liposuction and face lifts.

When we hear Wall Street today, we think of a society of hectic jobs and high stress. Our faces are visible evidence of the stress lines and worry wrinkles that coincide with an intense, fast-paced work environment. So it’s no surprise more and more men on Wall Street are using Botox.

Forced to work in a time of major financial crisis in Europe and a weak economy at home, men are aging, frustrated and stressed…and it shows. So who can blame them for wanting a little work done so they feel younger, fresher and ready for tomorrow?

Cosmetic surgery as a whole has been on the rise for decades, up 5% overall last year, according to The Guardian. Men accounted for 9% of plastic surgery last year. Botox is the most popular choice for men since it has minimal pain and complications and would not lead to long-term regret; however, surgical cosmetic procedures in men have increased year after year as well.

Not all men are ready to admit it, however. Although this may not come as a surprise, it indeed may be kept a secret among these men seeking facial enhancements. In an atmosphere flooded with scandal and bailouts, would cosmetic surgery really be frowned upon? A majority of the male workforce never would want their colleagues, clients or even friends and family to know they get Botox. Perhaps it’s an ego issue, a paranoid insecurity or a misled belief in the connotation that facial injections are only for women.

But it’s becoming quite the trend for these financiers and day traders to take a pit stop on their commute home for a visit to their plastic surgeon.

Emotions play a huge factor in our everyday world. It’s stressful enough trying to provide for a family and secure a good paying job. And since appearance is what we see in the mirror and express to those around us everyday, we strive for a refreshed look with Botox or a dermal filler. So although it may be hush-hush at home or around the workplace, cosmetic surgery is a quick, affordable way for these white-collar breadwinners to loosen up that collar, go under the knife or needle and freshen up for another day at the office.

Men across the country are working harder and aging faster. These men may be apprehensive at first and will want to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon they feel comfortable with and who will evaluate and recommend the optimal cosmetic procedures.

Interested in taking the first step and finding out more ways to look and feel younger, consult Dr. Wigoda for a professional, South Florida plastic surgeon you can trust. For more information, visit http://www.drwigoda.com/.

Dr Wigoda Plastic Surgery Trends: Couples Getting His and Hers Nip and Tuck

 

Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda is a trend watcher when it comes to his patients: Couples going under the knife together and having plastic surgery together. Four kids and 18 years of marriage result in – Tummy tucks for her and chin lifts for him.

Nowadays, couples are embarking on a new chapter of their relationship by going under the knife together – undergoing plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures together.

There have even been some cases where married couples do away with the jewelry and fragrance and exchange cosmetic surgery procedures over the holidays! Additionally, it’s more affordable, accessible and acceptable these days. If Brangelina and the Beckhams can get work done, why can’t any household couple?

Doctors are seeing this new trend of husbands and wives undergoing procedures simultaneously to rejuvenate their bodies and alleviate some of the stress of work, aging and parenthood. You may have noticed a growing trend in consumer advertising geared toward men’s skin care and health and beauty and these men are more receptive than ever to cosmetic surgery. In the United States, there has been an 88% increase in male plastic surgery since 1997. In 2010, men underwent 1.1 million cosmetic procedures, both non-invasive and surgical.
Marriage and parenthood can take a toll emotionally and physically. A mother of multiple children will never feel as beautiful and pure as she did before. So mothers are craving the benefits of a painless tummy tuck. And gentlemen know the old adage, “A happy wife equals a happy life!” So the men who may have gained some extra pounds over the years or developed man boobs are open to plastic surgery procedures like liposuction or pectoral augmentation.

Getting older isn’t always fun – we gain weight, excess skin comes out of nowhere, wrinkles come out of the woodwork, stress sets in and our perception of our appearance wanes with every glance in the mirror. In recent years, couples are taking a spin on a new adventure by going under the knife together. Consider it relationship building (or rebuilding) to an extreme. However, don’t we want to look good for our spouse for years to come? We want to vacation together, live a healthy lifestyle and feel youthful and energized forever. Whether minimally-invasive procedures like Botox, laser removal and fillers or face lifts and liposuction, a few weeks of healing lead to a happier and more invigorated life for years to come and help couples rediscover that spark from the good old days.

The first step is to visit a board-certified plastic surgeon you feel comfortable with and who will evaluate and recommend the optimal procedures for you. Interested in getting a consultation and finding out more ways to look and feel younger, consult Dr. Wigoda for a professional, renown plastic surgeon you can trust. For more information, visit http://www.drwigoda.com/.

Social Media Influences Cosmetic Surgery, Florida TV Station Reports

Have you ever obsessed over an online photo update?

If so, you’re not alone. Cell phone cameras and social networking sites are blurring the boundaries of geography, communication, image and reality.

We’ve all have searched for the perfect image, but Facebook has sent some after more than just better photo angles.
In Miami, breast augmentation, liposuction, face lifts and other procedures aren’t out of the question, the local CBS affiliate reported last month.  The women interviewed said they wanted to look good online.
Dr. Paul Wigoda, Chief of Plastic Surgery at Broward General Medical Center, said people have always contacted him in conjunction with big life events, such as class reunions, at his private practice in South Florida. Cosmetic surgery, he emphasized, isn’t to be taken lightly, however.

“You can’t just walk into the office and say you’d like to look good for Facebook, or you have an important meeting on the horizon, and get a tummy tuck. Miami and South Florida are image-conscious places, but we won’t perform a procedure that isn’t well thought through for the patient. This must be something you’re absolutely sure about, and you must be a good surgical candidate.”
People today are documenting their lives more than ever, but many still aren’t comfortable with the way they look on-camera. How many times have you been tagged in a photo online and wondered, “Is that just a bad picture, or is that how everyone else actually sees me?”

Patients often report a boost in self-confidence from cosmetic surgery.  Miami CBS viewers were told by one patient that she underwent the procedures to coax out more “likes” on her Facebook wall. Another said she had family abroad, and she wanted them to see her in the best possible light. She also said knowing that ex-boyfriends have the ability to look her up online provided additional motivation to look her best.
Dr. Wigoda, who operates his own accredited Fort Lauderdale plastic surgery center, said he isn’t surprised to hear more people are interested in undergoing procedures. South Florida, where he grew up, is in one of the country’s most popular metropolitan areas for cosmetic procedures.

“People have always been invested in their appearance,” Dr. Wigoda said. “Self-confidence is incredibly important. But it is equally important to set realistic expectations and select the most qualified surgeon you can find.
“Check your doctor’s credentials. A number of South Florida physicians in practice were trained for a different specialty, so they only got a few hours of instruction. You want a board-certified plastic surgeon handling your surgery to minimize the risk of scarring and complications.”

The Top Plastic Surgery Myths Busted by Dr. Wigoda

Bigfoot, UFOs, the Loch Ness monster; there are a lot of myths floating around and the cosmetic surgery industry is not immune. Cosmetic surgery has been around for quite a few decades, and it is only natural that it should accumulate a number of myths in that time. Here’s the truth behind the top five plastic surgery myths.

 

Plastic Surgery is for the 1%

Although a lot of the rich and famous get plastic surgery, the vast majority of people having procedures done are average folk. Most people have a little nip and tuck done to restore confidence, boost self-esteem, and reclaim a few lost years.

Cosmetic Procedures are Only for Women

For whatever reason, women are always the focal point when people talk about plastic surgery. The reality is that men also have cosmetic procedures done, though they typically go for less invasive ones like Botox and dermal fillers. Men get these procedures for the same reasons as women, but the #1 reason was to remain competitive in the workforce.

Plastic Surgery is Only for Improving Looks

There is no use denying that people get cosmetic procedures to improve their looks. Facelifts, liposuction, breast augmentations, and many others procedures are strictly done to improve a person’s appearance. However, plastic surgery is also used to correct birth defects, injuries, facial or bodily deformations (e.g. after-mastectomy breast reconstruction), and many other medical issues.

You’ll Look Young Forever

The results from plastic surgery can last for a long time. However, your body will still be subjected to environmental factors that caused you to seek out treatment in the first place. There are many things you can do to extend your results including taking care of your health, practicing good eating habits, and getting surgical touch-ups.
On a similar note, all surgical procedures leave scars. A skilled plastic surgeon can minimize scarring, hide it, and provide tips on ways to make them less noticeable. However, this aspect of plastic surgery is inescapable.

Plastic Surgeon is Just Another Term for Cosmetic Surgeon

Out of all the myths talked about in this article, this one is perhaps the most insidious and dangerous. Although the terms are used interchangeably, a plastic surgeon is not the same as a cosmetic surgeon. Plastic surgeons spend years in a plastic surgery residency, perfecting their surgical skills in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Cosmetic surgeons, on the other hand, often train in another field of medicine or surgery and enter the cosmetic industry often with as little as taking a short training course. When undergoing the knife, you want to make sure the person knows what he or she is doing. Always ask the doctor about his or her education and training, and make sure he or she is certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).