Cosmetic surgery is becoming a bigger part of our culture. From reality television shows to magazine covers and documentaries, the public has never been more aware of the ways that cosmetic surgery impacts patients from head to toe.
Myths, exaggerations and urban legends are entertaining in comic books and the movies, but not so great for people researching a plastic surgery procedure. We want you to make informed decisions with factual statistics and true medical information about popular cosmetic procedures, like breast augmentation, liposuction, face lift and Botox injections. The truth is, due to intensive research and technological advancements, plastic surgery has never been more attainable, affordable and safe. Here are the top ten myths & misconceptions about cosmetic surgery including consumer attitudes, trends and patient safety concerns in an infographic that will help you separate fact from fiction.
People have many misconceptions and oversimplified ideas about plastic surgery. While many associate the field with the material plastic, the word actually comes from the Greek word meaning “to mold”. Almost all plastic surgeries have some cosmetic element, but many procedures focus on reconstruction.
Regardless of the type of surgery someone ultimately has, prospective patients need to understand the risks and benefits of each and have realistic expectations about what it can do.