Cosmetic surgery is becoming more and more common in today’s society, and advances in medical technology are making it easier than ever to step in and counteract the effects of aging. From minimally invasive procedures like dermal fillers and injectables to surgical options such as a facelift or blepharoplasty, there are myriad options to choose from if you are looking to improve your appearance.
Due to the prevalence of cosmetic procedures, numerous myths regarding them have surfaced. Below are some of the most common misconceptions.
Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery are the Same
While often used interchangeably, these two terms refer to two separate types of procedures. Cosmetic surgery applies to elective procedures that are entirely aesthetic in nature. Plastic surgery, on the other hand, includes procedures that are medically necessary, such as reconstruction as the result of genetic defects or accidents.
Women are the Main Candidates for Cosmetic Procedures
Contrary to popular belief, women are not the only ones who choose to undergo elective cosmetic procedures. Now, more than ever, men are taking action to correct any issues they are having. Some of the most popular procedures for men include Botox®, hair restoration, microdermabrasion, and liposuction.
Botox® will Inhibit Facial Expressions
One of the main misconceptions about Botox® is that it will freeze your facial muscles, causing an unnatural and expressionless look. If administered correctly, Botox® targets specific muscle groups that are known to overact and engage in repetitive motions that lead to deep lines and wrinkles. It will not restrict movement in large areas of the face.
Cosmetic Surgery is only for the Rich and Famous
Cosmetic surgery providers and medical spas are thriving, which would not be the case if we were only serving the super wealthy. The majority of aesthetic patients are normal, everyday people who are simply seeking to restore confidence and improve their daily lives. If affordability is a concern for you, be sure to ask your doctor about financing options for your procedure.
To find out if cosmetic surgery is right for you, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery serves the greater Jacksonville, Florida area.