Generally, when most people hear about plastic surgery, their minds immediately conjure up images of celebrities who have undergone procedures to make themselves more attractive. Many people have generated different assumptions about Plastic Surgery and what they think is obtainable with the procedure

but here are some facts about plastic surgery you probably didn’t know. 

Plastic surgery is not only for aesthetics.

Plastic surgery can be categorized into two – cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. While we all know about the more popular cosmetic surgeries (rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, liposuction, etc.) what we don’t often hear about is reconstructive surgeries. Reconstructive surgeries are those which are done for babies born with a cleft upper lip; soldiers injured during warfare, industry workers who have injured a part of their body, accident victims, burns victims, etc.

These are but a few facts about reconstructive plastic surgery and how it helps in the betterment of the quality of life.

Silicone breast implants DO NOT increase the risk of breast cancer.

There is a very common assumption that silicone breast implants can often lead to breast cancer. Several studies conducted have proven that the risk of breast cancer does not increase with silicone implants. If however, there is any discomfort after getting breast implants, it is strongly advised that you consult your doctor immediately.

Plastic surgery will not stop an aging process.

Even after getting a procedure done, people will continue to age. Plastic surgery will not stop or slow down aging. Aging always depends on various factors like lifestyle, diet, exercise, etc.

Plastic surgery has neither gender nor age barriers.

It is a common misconception that only women undergo plastic surgery, this is not true as more men are getting procedures like liposuction, gynecomastia, and reconstructive surgeries done as well. Plastic surgery is also not age-dependent. Though doctors advise against children undergoing cosmetic procedures as they are still growing, reconstructive procedures are carried out across all age groups and with modern medicine growing in leaps and bounds, plastic surgery has come a long way from what it was in the 80s and 90s. 

Always remember to have a detailed discussion with your doctor and get to know all the benefits and risks before undergoing a procedure.

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