Smart Beauty Guide, the new consumer education brand of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), recently published an infographic debunking some of the most common plastic surgery myths. In today’s post, we’ll take a look at a few of them.

Myth: Breast implants aren’t safe.

It’s understandable for women who are considering breast implants to wonder whether putting certain materials inside their body is safe. According to the source, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has conducted rigorous scientific research to determine the safety of breast implants and has subsequently approved various saline and silicone implants for medical use.

Myth: Liposuction means easy weight loss. 

“People who are considering liposuction as a permanent form of weight loss need to know that losing weight and liposuction are not the same,” explains the infographic. “Liposuction contours the body by removing fat, but gaining weight back will put the fat back on (and sometimes in different places). Consistent exercise after liposuction keeps visceral (the bad) fat from forming in the abdomen.”

Myth: Plastic surgery is just for women. 

Whether you’re male or female, you deserve to look and feel your absolute best. Just because you have a Y chromosome doesn’t mean you can’t get Botox, a facelift, rhinoplasty or any other type of cosmetic procedure to gain the self-confidence you deserve. In fact, plastic surgery among men is a growing trend. Data from the ASAPS reveals that the number of male plastic surgery patients increased 273 percent from 1997 to 2013.

Don’t let common myths about plastic surgery deter you from getting the look you desire. Contact The Lett Center today to schedule a consultation.