5 Myths About Plastic Surgery You Need to Stop Believing

Plastic surgery is becoming increasingly popular, but it’s still surrounded by misconceptions and myths. As a plastic surgeon, I want to help set the record straight on some of the most common myths about plastic surgery.

Myth #1: Plastic surgery is only for the rich and famous

This is perhaps one of the most pervasive myths about plastic surgery. While it’s true that celebrities often undergo plastic surgery, it’s also becoming more accessible and affordable for the average person. Many plastic surgeons offer financing options, and some procedures are covered by insurance. Plastic surgery is no longer just for the rich and famous.

Myth #2: Plastic surgery is only for women

Another common myth about plastic surgery is that it’s only for women. While it’s true that women are more likely to undergo plastic surgery than men, that doesn’t mean it’s exclusively for women. In fact, more men are turning to plastic surgery to enhance their appearance and boost their self-confidence.

Myth #3: Plastic surgery is only for cosmetic reasons

While many plastic surgery procedures are cosmetic in nature, there are also many procedures that have functional benefits as well. For example, rhinoplasty (nose surgery) can improve breathing, while breast reduction surgery can alleviate back pain and other physical discomfort.

Myth #4: Plastic surgery always results in obvious, fake-looking results

Another common myth about plastic surgery is that it always results in obvious, fake-looking results. However, this is simply not true. When performed by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, plastic surgery can result in subtle, natural-looking enhancements that enhance a patient’s features rather than making them look fake.

Myth #5: Plastic surgery is dangerous and carries high risks

While all surgeries carry some degree of risk, plastic surgery is generally considered safe when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon in an accredited facility. Advances in technology and techniques have also made many plastic surgery procedures less invasive, with shorter recovery times and fewer risks.

Conclusion: Choose a Qualified Plastic Surgeon

If you’re considering plastic surgery, it’s important to choose a qualified plastic surgeon who is board-certified and has extensive experience performing the procedure you’re interested in. At my practice, Dr. Yaghoubian in Los Angeles, I am triple board certified and have a wealth of experience performing a variety of plastic surgery procedures, including mommy makeovers, liposuction, facelifts, and more. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.