Have you ever wondered if plastic surgery could be right for you or if there’s any truth to what you’ve heard? You’re not alone. 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.

are breast implants safe best plastic surgeon in mt juliet and lebanon tnAre breast implants safe? Is one type of breast implant safer than the other?

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.

While saline and silicone implants are both approved, each have their pros and cons. Your plastic surgeon can help you determine which implant is safer or best for your to achieve the results you’re wanting.

Myth: Liposuction means easy weight loss. 

Does lipo permanently remove fat?

does lipo get rid of fat permanently body contouring coolsculpting mt juliet lebanon tn“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.”

Fortunately, advanced treatments are available for helping prolong and optimize the results of liposuction procedures. While liposuction does not permanently remove fat, Coolsculpting freezes away fat cells without surgery. Although liposuction can remove the fat initially, and Coolsculpting can help maintain the fat removal with treatments over time, some patients seek further help with any loose skin left behind. This is when procedures like BodyTite can often help significantly. BodyTite helps remodel the skin in targeted areas for firmer, tighter results.

Myth: Plastic surgery is just for women. 

Do males get plastic surgery?

what kind of plastic surgery do men getWhether 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.

According to Healthline, “In 2017 alone, more than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men, with the most popular being nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), liposuction, and breast reduction.” Dr. Lett has seen many men over the years who seek treatments for hair loss, gynecomastia, body contouring or just looking and feeling younger. Contrary to myths about male procedures, men can achieve natural-looking, masculine results. One of the most popular procedures among men at The Lett Center in both Mt. Juliet and Lebanon, TN are referred to as a “daddy makeover“.

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.