Plastic surgery has been on the rise for years now, and it is easy to see why. It is now easier than ever to find a doctor, set up a consultation and have work done that looks natural. With that being said, there are still some major myths floating around the industry that simply aren’t true these days. Here’s a look at four of the biggest plastic surgery myths out there right now.
Plastic Surgery is Only for Women
Men care about their appearance just like women do. In fact, a recent AACS consumer survey found that 83% of men believe that their appearance plays a role in success professionally. This is not even factoring in the boost in confidence men receive in other parts of their life.
Injections in particular are on the rise with men, because they are simple, temporary (if they decide injectables aren’t ultimately for them), and affordable. Men strive to look youthful just as much as women do. Other popular procedures for men include hair transplantation/restoration, laser hair removal, liposuction and microdermabrasion.
All Plastic Surgeons are the Same
The term “plastic surgery” is pretty broad, and even the very best are only going to be able to specialize in certain areas. Dr. Briggs Cook specializes in eye and facial plastics. A plastic surgeon can have the best materials and equipment in the world, but if they can’t properly use them, the results will still be subpar. There is no autopilot mode since every single patient is unique.
Think of plastic surgeons as artists. It takes a lot of experience, preparation, and patience to get the right type of look during each procedure. The downside to the rising popularity in plastic surgery is that there are a lot surgeons who simply do not take the time or the care to exceed expectations for their patients.
All Botox Injections are the Same
It needs to be cleared up that BOTOX® is a brand name for botulinum toxin. That right there explains that not all injections are the same. There are quite a few different types of injections for people to consider to improve the look of skin.
There are also other types of injectables to consider. Dr. Cook explains all options for people looking to plump up their skin and look younger before going through the actual procedure. He prefers working with patients who are knowledgeable about plastic surgery and ask questions about the right solution for them. What might work for one person might not work for the next to get the best results possible.
Plastic Surgery is Expensive
The price of plastic surgery continues to plummet, while the quality continues to rise. When plastic surgery first started to become popular, it was hard to find affordable options. Now that there have been plenty of advances in medicine and technology, prices are affordable for those on nearly any budget. Competition has also helped keep prices affordable for people.
Still seems a little too expensive? Those not able to pay completely out of pocket can also set up a financing option with many plastic surgeons. Dr. Cook offers this service for all patients who don’t want to pay up front. It is important to discuss finances with the office beforehand so there are no surprises when it comes to the cost of the procedure.