6 Cosmetic Surgery Myths Debunked

Let’s review the 6 biggest cosmetic surgery myths and watch as we will debunk them one by one.

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UNSPLASH Joeyy Lee

We all have to work hard every single day to truly love ourselves. We have to put in the effort to know ourselves inside and out and to learn to love our bodies. However, there are many paths that we can take towards body acceptance and body love and some of those include cosmetic surgery procedures. In 2020, this remains a controversial approach, as many still view cosmetic procedures as something bad. Let’s review the 6 biggest cosmetic surgery myths and watch as we will debunk them one by one.

Myth No. 1 – Cosmetic Surgery Is Against Self-Love

No, it’s really not. It’s an act of bravery.

Cosmetic surgery is elective surgery, it is a step that you can take towards overcoming your imperfections. While some body improvements can be achieved without surgery, others require professional help. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness and it should not undermine the effects of the results. At the end of the day, you still have to embrace post-surgery you and be a better version of yourself. Opting for cosmetic surgery is acknowledging that you want to change something about your appearance. It also means that you are willing to put in the effort to make this change.

Myth No. 2 – Cosmetic Surgery Backfires

Yes, there are quite a few botched cosmetic surgery stories out there, but don’t lose track of the fact that for each of those horror stories there are hundreds of success stories that attest to the wonders that these procedures can do. If you’re worried about loose skin after liposuction, for instance, then discuss the matter with your doctor. Feel free to ask as many questions as you want. This way, you will get your answers from a specialist and they will be personalized to your case. Each cosmetic procedure comes with certain risks, but these are always assessed before the surgery.

Myth No. 3 – You Can Get the Same Results With Diet and Exercise

While diet and exercise are essential for a healthy life, they are not miracle workers. Diet and exercise can’t always help people look the way they want to and when they can’t, cosmetic surgery can fine-tune the results. It does not negate the effects of the diet and exercise, it can actually enhance them. Moreover, the range of cosmetic surgery extends so much further than liposuction. Try as you might, you can’t correct scars, straighten noses, or remove moles through diet and exercise.

Myth No. 4 – Cosmetic Surgery Requires a Very Long Recovery Time

Cosmetic surgery extends from simple procedures to major surgery, in which case, it is followed by a recovery period. However, with medical and technical advancements, this recovery period has been reduced significantly. Moreover, a great many cosmetic surgical procedures that used to require general anesthesia can now be performed using modern equipment without putting the patient under.

Myth No. 5 – You Can Always Tell When Somebody Has Had Cosmetic Surgery

This is a particular myth because it is actually right on the money – yes, you can tell when somebody has had cosmetic surgery because the improvements are obvious. But let’s go further into the nuances. Cosmetic surgery has evolved immensely over the past decade. While the extreme cases widely covered by the media still make headlines, the general approach towards cosmetic surgery has shifted towards a natural look. Surgeons now aim to give their patients a natural look and avoid making radical changes that would leave patients looking like pictures in the media.

Myth No. 6 – Cosmetic Surgery Is for People Who Care too Much About How They Look

This is probably one of the most famous myths about cosmetic surgery. If you get cosmetic procedures, then you surely must be a shallow person overly concerned with your own looks. This is simply not true. Changing the way you look through cosmetic surgery requires the same determination as making the change via diet and exercise. It’s only the method that’s different. Yet, somehow, people who go on drastic diets or start up a hardcore exercise routine are not immediately labeled as shallow.

In 2020, people should not be discriminated against for changing their appearance towards a version of themselves that they would like more. How wonderful is it that we have the knowledge and the tools to help people overcome the problems they have with their appearance? So many people have dived into depression because of physical imperfections. If these can be mended with cosmetic surgery, then those who make this step should be appreciated for their bravery. It is time to change our views on cosmetic surgery, let go of the old stereotypes and let in the wonderful success stories!

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