The underlying goal of cosmetic surgery is to transform a person’s appearance which enhances their self-esteem and confidence. With the rising popularity of cosmetic surgery, we feel it is important to iron out those long-standing myths which may deter people from considering the opportunity to physically and emotionally transform themselves. Let’s separate the fact from the fiction…
1. Cosmetic surgery is only for women
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2. Breast implants interfere with breastfeeding
It is totally possible for you to breastfeed with implants, although it does depend on the size and placement of the implants and the type of surgery you had. If the incisions are under the fold of the breast or through your armpit, you should not have any problems breastfeeding. But if the incision is around the areola, you may have problems as there is a chance that the nerves and milk ducts have been damaged.
3. Cosmetic surgery is only for rich people
4. Liposuction will help me lose weight
Liposuction is a procedure that is designed to treat those stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise alone. For this reason, fat removal is most suitable for those who adopt a healthy lifestyle and maintain a fair level of fitness but still suffer from unwanted fat deposits or uneven contours. Liposuction is not a weight-loss tool.
5. Cosmetic surgery is risk-free
All surgeries, including cosmetic surgery, carry an element of risk. Possible risks related to the surgical procedure include: bad scarring, bleeding, infection, altered sensation around the scar, wound healing problems fluid build-up to occur under the skin etc. Complications related to anaesthesia, for example, developing pneumonia, blood clots and rarely death.
This article is intended to inform and give insight but not treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a doctor. Always seek medical advice with any questions regarding a medical condition.