Myths and Facts

Myths:

Plastic surgery is called plastic surgery because it involves use of Plastic.

Fact:

Plastic Surgery has got nothing to do with the the material plastic, actually it is called plastic surgery because its name is derived from the greek word “plastikos” which means “to mold”.

Myths:

There are no scar marks left after plastic surgery.

Fact:

All plastic surgeries heal with scars. Plastic surgeons are trained for delicate tissue handling ,and making tissue incisions in strategic positions to minimize their visibility. Because of all this and use of fine sutures, the quality of scar is much better after Plastic surgical procedure is done. Proper post operative care of the scar further minimizes the scar to some extent. Every one heals differently because of genetic and personal health factors.

Myths:

Plastic surgery is very expensive and meant only for rich and famous

Fact:

Most of the Plastic surgery procedures are affordable to the common people. The vast majority of people undergoing plastic surgery are the common people. It is probably because of the glamour associated with the term plastic surgery, that it is considered very expensive.

Myths:

The entire face can be changed using plastic surgery.

Fact:

This statement is not entirely a myth. Cadaveric face transplants have been done successfully in some countries. However it needs prolonged immunosuppression, and long term results are yet to be evaluated. It will take a couple of decades before face transplantations will be regularly performed in India. As of now, improvement in certain aspects like hair, nose, eyes, chin can be made using Plastic surgery.

Myths:

Plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures are very risky.

Fact:

The risk involved in Plastic surgery is similar to risk involved in other surgeries.

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