A number of myths about plastic surgery have developed over the years, potentially deterring people from getting life-changing procedures. Smart Beauty Guide, the new consumer education brand of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), recently created an infographic that aims to debunk some of these myths. Let's take a look at a few of them:
Myth: If I have breast implants, I can't breastfeed.
"Many women safely breastfeed after breast augmentation surgery, but it is not guaranteed," explains the infographic. "Sometimes the tissue or glands are affected due to surgery, like in the case of breast reconstruction after mastectomy. There is no accurate way to measure silicone in breast milk, but there have been no differences between children born to mothers with implants."
Myth: Plastic surgery is just for women.
This is one of the most common misconceptions about plastic surgery. These days, it's getting increasingly popular for men to undergo cosmetic procedures. According to ASAPS statistics, male plastic surgery patients increased 273 percent from 1997 to 2013. Just because you're a man doesn't mean you don't deserve to look and feel your very best.
Myth: Plastic surgery will leave me with unsightly scars.
While it's true that plastic surgery—like any surgery—will produce scars, board certified plastic surgeons in Miami use special techniques to hide and minimize them. For example, breast augmentation scars are hidden in the crease below the breast, the armpit or through the areola and tummy tuck scars are concealed beneath the bikini and underwear line so that they aren't easily visible.
If you're considering plastic surgery, contact Dr. Christopher Craft, the best plastic surgeon in Miami, to schedule a consultation.