There are many people who get excited about the idea of getting liposuction or breast implants, but then become afraid of the idea once they hear of several health problems. If there are ever any risks with a procedure, they are addressed and handled beforehand with Dr. Gartner. But many risks that people are afraid of are not even risks at all. They are just myths preconceived overtime, and no one should ever have to be afraid of cosmetic surgery when handled by a professionally accredited surgeon. To help put your fears to rest, here are 5 of the most prevalent Plastic Surgery myths debunked.

 

  1. The terms “Plastic Surgery” and “Cosmetic Surgery” are interchangeable

Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic surgery are easily confused for the same thing too often. The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery defines Plastic Surgery as: “… a surgical specialty dedicated to

“… a surgical specialty dedicated to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease.”

They also state that

“The procedures, techniques, and principles of cosmetic surgery are entirely focused on enhancing a patient’s appearance.”

In short, plastic surgery is based more on the necessity of reconstructing one’s body due to health concerns. Cosmetic surgery is based on reconstruction one’s body for beauty reasons.

They state that the procedures, techniques, and principles of cosmetic surgery are entirely focused on enhancing a patient’s appearance. In short, plastic surgery is based more on the necessity of reconstructing one’s body due to health concerns. Cosmetic surgery is based on reconstruction one’s body for beauty reasons.

 

  1. Botox hinders your facial expressions

This is often joked about in Television and movies. Yes, Botox can freeze one’s facial muscles if they receive too much of the chemical. In this case, there is too much of a good thing. However, Botox is perfectly fine when received in appropriate doses.

 

  1. Cellulite can be removed through Liposuction

Although Liposuction does remove hard-to-lose fat deposits, cellulite is an entirely different story. Because cellulite is a mixture of fat, fibrous tissue and toxins that reside underneath the skin. Proper cellulite removal (Surgical and Non-surgical) is provided here at Gartner Plastic Surgery and Laser Center.

 

  1. Liposuction can be a quick weight-loss solution

The one thing must always be addressed when getting liposuction (or any cosmetic surgery) is the proper motivation for it. Liposuction is only meant to take away stubborn fat deposits that exercise and dieting cannot take away. It is essentially a last resort. However, it must be stated that liposuction is a positively helpful resort. We just recommend exercising and dieting before deciding to go for it.

 

  1. You cannot breastfeed after getting breast Implants

This is simply untrue. It has been confirmed by Mayo Clinic that a mother is perfectly capable of breastfeeding while having breast implants. Even if breast implants leak, the liquid from the silicone would not harm the baby when mixed with the breast milk.

 

If you have any further questions regarding any of these procedures, please be sure to contact Dr. Gartner here. He will speak to you in order to determine what plastic surgeries will be most appropriate for your health.

 

Sources:

http://www.americanboardcosmeticsurgery.org/patient-resources/cosmetic-surgery-vs-plastic-surgery/

 

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Parenting/story?id=8456137

 

http://www.cosmeticsurgery.org/?page=RealityVsMyth