Dispelling the Myths about Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery can give you that increased confidence, helping you feel more attractive and improving your quality of life. There may be one reason or another that has caused you to dismiss cosmetic surgery as a viable option. At our office, your needs and concerns come first. With that in mind, we’ve developed this information to dispel some common myths and misconceptions.

  1. Exercise and diet alone can solve my problems.

While reducing caloric intake and engaging in regular exercise can lower your weight, you still may find areas of your body that do not react the way you want. Structural change requires something more. Cosmetic surgery can be used in conjunction with proper diet and regular exercise to shape that fat on your body that just won’t go away. We’ll work with you to discuss your specific needs and show you how cosmetic surgery can help you. Each patient begins their experience with a detailed, in-depth consultation with our team to examine problem areas and determine what kinds of options are available.

  1. I am going to look so different that people will know I have had cosmetic surgery.

Cosmetic surgery is as much an art as it is a science. We practice using advanced techniques that allow us to enhance your appearance in a variety of ways, from subtle to drastic.

  1. Cosmetic surgery is only for old people

The benefits of cosmetic surgery can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Early correction of development abnormalities such as cleft lip or protruding ears can save a child from the psychosis of years of taunting. Adults can greatly boost their self-confidence and improve quality of life at any age. We take pride in making people of all ages and all walks of life feel good.

  1. All surgeries leave nasty scars.

Not true any more. Because of recent development and inventions, incisions can be very small and placed in hard-to-see locations. The resulting scars of often virtually invisible. We will advise regarding a post op protocol to help heal the scars in a better way.

Scars take up to a year to fully heal. Different individuals have different scarring responses, partly dependent on genetics. A scar which heals up in a faulty way can often be corrected by follow-up surgery.

  1. Cosmetic surgery is just too expensive.

In order to calculate the true value of cosmetic surgery, it’s necessary to consider all the costs – financial, physical and emotional – associated with the alternative. Cosmetic surgery is very affordable in India and costs are much lower when compared to the US, UK and other countries. And while most insurance policies and Medicare do not cover cosmetic surgery, some reconstructive plastic surgery is covered under insurance.

  1. A surgeon is a surgeon, so shop around for the cheapest one you can find.

Two of the most frequently asked, contested and debated questions when considering cosmetic surgery are, “How much” and “How much less?”. Often, patients chose their surgeon on the basis of price. This would be risky. There’s no mandated training for a general surgeon to hang out his shingle as a cosmetic surgeon. It would be wise to do some homework. Interview several and choose on who has credentials and certification in Plastic Surgery recognized by The Medical Council of India (MCh or D.N.B. (Plastic Surgery))

  1. The latest cosmetic surgery techniques must be the best one

Not necessarily true. Innovations are constantly being tried, but to determine which technique are the best, studies must be done over a period of time, on enough patients, then peer-reviewed and published in reputable journals. Publication leads to more surgeons trying it out, which leads to more results that can be further studied and in this way we arrive at more certain knowledge of which techniques work the best, and for which purposes. Therefore we need to give the newer techniques and technology some time to prove themselves.

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