There are numerous myths about plastic surgery that keep men and women from getting it when it could truly benefit from it. Here are four major myths that I want to demystify for those who are considering cosmetic or plastic surgery.
1) Cosmetic surgery is taboo.
Numbers don’t lie. In 1997, there were over 740k+ cosmetic surgeries. In 2013, there were 9.5+ million. In 2015, there were approximately 15.9 million. The growth in this sector is exponential. Plastic surgery is much more widely accepted around the world, let alone America. These surgeries are no longer taboo, but oftentimes, are thought to be exciting and good for people’s self-esteem. For example, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons share these astounding facts:
- “Breast lifts [are] up 89 percent (99,614 in 2015, up from 52,836 in 2000).
- “Buttock lifts [are] up 252 percent (4,767 in 2015, up from 1,356 in 2000).
- “Lower body lifts [are] up 3,973 percent (8,431 in 2015, up from 207 in 2000).
- “Upper arm lifts [are] up 4,959 percent (17,099 in 2015, up from 338 in 2000).”
2) Plastic surgery is only had by wealthy patients.
Today, these surgeries range in the three to four hundred dollar range, not necessarily thousands, depending on what surgery you desire to have. This plainly goes to show that plastic surgery is not as expensive as many people make it out to be. Plus, you can get on financing plans to afford any of the expensive surgeries.
3) People who get cosmetic surgery are shallow.
More often than not, those who get plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons have many other motivators than looks. The surgery could be to hide embarrassing scars or burns. It could be simply be to look better in the patient’s eyes, but the surgery that cosmetic patients often receive have more to do with their self-esteem and anxiety than it does their looks. After these surgeries, studies find, these patients are happier, calmer, and have better self-images.
4) Plastic surgery is only for women.
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery in a 2005 poll, “the top five most popular procedures among men are Botox, hair transplantation/restoration, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion and liposuction, in that order. Our members report that they continue to see more and more men visit their offices. And a Consumer Survey conducted by the AACS shows that 12% of men plan to have cosmetic surgery at some point in the future.”
Plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery, in particular, are widely known and accepted around the world. If you are interested in learning more about how I can help you achieve your cosmetic goals, please reach out to me here!