Cosmetic and Plastic surgery are becoming very popular these days in America. Every year thousands of people are going under knife to correct their body parts. But still in this new era, there are number of myths associated with plastic and cosmetic surgery.
Mt. Kenisco based American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. John F. Farella1 says about the cosmetic surgery, “I believe in a comprehensive approach that includes lifestyle changes, stress reduction, healthy eating, diet, exercise, and, where appropriate, surgical procedures. Cosmetic plastic surgery is long-lasting and may even be permanent. When completely healed, the surgically reconstructed body part requires little or no maintenance.” (Ref: Dr. John F. Farella, M.D.,FACS, http://www.drfarella.com/cosmetic_plastic_surgery/)
Some of the myths associated with plastic and cosmetic surgery are:
Myth: Cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery are one and the same.
Fact: The terms "plastic surgery" and "cosmetic surgery" are not same. Cosmetic surgery is the surgery of appearance. It is elective and focuses on the aesthetics of beauty.
Myth: Silicone Breast Implants are not safe and frequently leak.
Fact: According to FDA, both saline and silicone breast implants are safe and have not been proven to cause any known disease. The current generation of breast implants is much more durable than the older implants with a leak rate as low as 1% at 7 years. The silicone inside is a cohesive gel, much like bread dough. Even if the implant were to leak, the silicone would not go anywhere.
Myth: Breast feeding with implants is not safe.
Fact: Breast-feeding with implants is safe. While your breast milk could absorb some of the silicone from breast implants, the amount is not considered harmful to your baby. Because breast milk is the best thing you can feed your baby, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) encourages women with breast implants to breast-feed if they're able to do so.
Myth: Breast implants increase your risk of getting breast cancer.
Fact: Breast implants do not cause breast cancer or the recurrence of breast cancer. However, it's still essential to undergo routine screening for breast cancer — breast self-exams, mammograms and clinical breast exams.
Myth: After liposuction, the fat will come back somewhere else.
Fact: Liposuction removes fat and fat cells from the body. The fat will not come back unless you take in more calories than you burn.http://www.amazines.com
Myth: Botox is not safe and causes a “frozen face” look.
Fact: Botox is a highly purified and safe product. It will not and cannot cause Botulism. Injection by a trained, experienced professional will look very natural. By only injecting small doses into specific muscles, one can have a natural softening of unwanted lines and wrinkles without compromising facial expressions. However, overdosing can cause droopy eyelids and a “frozen face” look.
Myth: Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Board Certifications are all the same.
Fact: Only the American Board of Plastic Surgery certifies that someone is fully trained in plastic surgery of the face and body. It takes from 6-9 years to achieve this training, and then you must pass a rigorous written and 2-day oral exam.
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