There are a number of myths surrounding plastic surgery, and a few industry insiders are looking to debunk a few of these common misconceptions, so the patient is ready for their tummy tuck procedure or nose job.
One of the biggest myths is that plastic surgery will instantly boost a person's self-esteem. Even though this is true in many cases, plastic surgery should not be used as emotional therapy. It is important for the patient to have a good mindset before going under the knife.
Another common myth includes plastic surgery is only for women. An increasing number of men are opting for various procedures – from Botox to liposuction – to improve their appearance.
"Meeting with a qualified physician is the best way to find the answers to any questions you may have," said a Staten Island breast augmentation specialist. "During the consultation, the physician will be able to tell you which procedure is right for you as well as whether or not the surgery will produce the results you are looking for."
After consulting with the plastic surgeon, it is important for the patient to be informed about the recovery process. According to the American Society for Plastic Surgeons, this can also ensure the patient receives their desired results.