There are few things that are as misunderstood as cosmetic surgery. Still, so many people are convinced that they know everything there is to know about it. That leads to many not considering the option and discouraging others from doing so. The problem is that cosmetic surgery could be the best and only solution for a variety of issues, and you need to know what it is truly about before you make your decision. Let’s take a look at some of the most common misconceptions people have about cosmetic surgery.
Cosmetic Surgery is All About Vanity
This is probably one of the most common, but worst misconceptions about cosmetic surgery. So many people seem to think that only someone who’s vain would go for surgery, but that is simply not true. Cosmetic surgery can boost confidence and some people may have had to deal with insecurities their whole lives. While some might be exaggerated, something like a severe bump on the nose or a major scar on the face is hard to dismiss. If you have major issues you want to fix but feel like getting cosmetic surgery would make you one of “those” people, do not write it off. This also goes for things like Botox that have been getting a lot of bad press lately, but could be very beneficial when used correctly.
It Will Make You Look Fake
Speaking of which, the main issue people have with procedures like Botox is that they assume they will make them look fake. We’ve all seen the horror pictures, but these are anomalies. When performed properly, procedures can be very discreet. The issue is when you go over the top or don’t work with the right people. Trying to get a bargain or not listening to the advice of professionals could also lead to bad results.
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery are One and the Same
Another common misunderstanding about cosmetic surgery is that it’s the same as plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgery works primarily with aesthetics while plastic surgery also covers reconstruction, meaning that a plastic surgeon might be able to repair damage caused by trauma, for instance, or they may be able to help with birth defects. The field is a bit more vast than that, but it also means that you need to see the person with the right set of expertise to get the results you want.
Going Overseas is Always a Better Option
Some people will categorically refuse to work with a local surgeon since they can cut the prices by going overseas. Everyone has destinations they swear by as well. While it’s all good and well, you have to look at the many disadvantages of getting surgery abroad too. For one, you may not have the same recourse if you something goes wrong over there. If you decide to litigate, you do not know how the procedure works, how much time and money it will cost you, and if it’s even worth it.
Another thing you have to be aware of is that you might have to go back for follow-up visits. This means that you may have to fly in and out which will eventually add a lot to your procedure’s total costs. There is also a chance that there will be complications, and most would rather have to deal with those back home. So, think twice about flying to a cheap destination for a bargain.
These are all myths about cosmetic surgery that should be dispelled right away. Instead, speak with professionals and people who’ve undergone the procedure you are considering first.