The Myths About Cosmetic Surgery

If you are like most people in the Western world today, you have placed a certain amount of trust in the reliability of Google. This search engine powers are modern processing of information. In many ways, Internet searches make life exceedingly easy. If you’re not careful, however, you may be fooled by certain myths. This is not something you want when the topic at hand is your intended cosmetic surgery.

Breast implants last forever.

One of the most important commitments you will make in your breast implant surgery is maintenance. According to research, the average lifespan for silicone implants is 15 years. The same is true of saline implants. In addition to expecting a redo at some point in time, it is important to also commit to ongoing follow-up. The purpose of this is to ensure the structural integrity of implants as they age.

Liposuction will reduce weight.

If weight loss is the goal, then diet and exercise is the plan! The purpose of liposuction is to contour an area such as the thighs, buttocks, hips, or abdomen. The results of this procedure may include a smaller pants or dress size, and smoother curves. Patients are not encouraged to expect weight reduction after their surgery.

Any surgeon can perform cosmetic procedures.

OK, this is an interesting idea. Any licensed, board-certified surgeon can, in fact, perform procedures such as a facelift, eyelid surgery, and even a tummy tuck. The question is, how much do you care about credentials? A plastic surgeon has completed several years of advanced training, to include a three-year surgical residency as well as three more years spent in the focus of plastic surgery alone. This additional training far outweighs that which is obtained in a weekend training course. Dr. Kovanda is a Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, as well as other prestigious organizations.

Patients of Kovanda Aesthetic Surgery can expect to receive the information they need to reach their goals. Contact us at 855-337-4367.

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