The Most Common Misunderstandings About Plastic Surgery

June 6, 2014

There are a lot of supposed "facts" going around today about plastic surgery. Many people think that plastic surgery is something that will not help you even after you undergo it, but if you do it in the proper way, you will find that you have amazing results from your plastic surgery procedures. Read on to find out about some common misunderstandings, and let us help you understand the truth.


Plastic surgery is only for the vain


While many there are several surgical procedures done for simple cosmetic reasons, there are a lot of others that can be done to correct birth defects. These can include cleft palates or cleft lips. This can also include breast reconstruction following a cancer treatment. These are worthy causes that are not only approved by the American Society of Plastic Surgery, but are done by many board-certified plastic surgeons.


Only famous people can afford plastic surgery


This is another common misconception when it comes to understanding plastic surgery. Fortunately, there are a lot of procedures available today that are not as expensive as you might think. If you get these procedures done, you will find that you have great results, and you can do them without breaking the bank.


Plastic surgery is only for women


This is a great thing to understand: this is not true! Many procedures are available to help men feel better cosmetically. This is a great option for many different men that may have some physical problems that they want to combat. A common problem that may occur in men is called gynecomastia, which is an enlargement of breast tissue. This is an undesirable condition, and many men desire a change.


Plastic surgery lasts forever


Some people think that when they undergo a cosmetic surgical procedure y will have it last forever. However, this is not the case. Most plastic surgery procedures, such as breast implants, will not last forever and may actually have to be removed in later years.


Dr. W Dale Franks is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience. If you have questions regarding a cosmetic or reconstructive surgical procedure you are invited to contact Erin or Jenae at 421.4299 to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Franks.

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