Cosmetic surgery has been around for a long time now, with the first treatments dating all the way back to 2500BC. Despite its established place in the medical world, cosmetic surgery’s long history has led it to be the subject of many myths and rumours which have damaged its reputation.
As experts in plastic surgery, we have compiled a myth busting guide to dispel the rumours once and for all.
Myth 1: Facial surgery and injectable treatments will leave you with no expression
We’ve all seen pictures of the well known anti-wrinkle injection and other facial surgeries ‘gone wrong’. Whilst it’s true that fillers and injectables like these can leave you with complications if applied by a non-certified, a trained and experienced professional will target the right points, making sure that your facial muscles all work together as they should.
Myth 2: Breast implants make breastfeeding difficult
Because breast implants are placed under breast tissue, there’s no reason that women with implants can’t breastfeed. It is recommended that women have breast implants either before or after having children, and not when nursing, in order to keep the experience as comfortable as possible.
Myth 3: Cosmetic surgery is only for older women
It’s become widely believed that cosmetic surgery is solely for women, especially for those over a certain age. In fact, cosmetic surgery is suitable for men and women, from age 18 upwards, as well as younger people who may require reconstructive surgery. With a broad range of treatments out there, all encompassed under the umbrella of ‘cosmetic surgery’ there are no specific people who can or can’t be treated.