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Five Plastic Surgery Myths

One of the challenges facing any plastic surgery practice is the number of plastic surgery myths that can be perpetuated via word of mouth

MYTH: Only one plastic surgery procedure can be done at a time.

FACT: A number of plastic surgeries can be combined not only to get more procedures done at once, but also to use multiple procedures to get the patient’s desired appearance. An example of combining procedures would be combining a Breast Augmentation with a Tummy Tuck.

MYTH: Plastic Surgery requires general anesthesia

FACT: There a number of procedures that are performed with local anaesthesia or no anesthesia at all.

MYTH: Breast Augmentation is a one-time only procedure.

FACT: Breast Augmentation has a 25% percent revision rate within 5 years after the initial surgery. Patients sometimes would like to change the size, shape and/or position of the breast and require more surgery.

MYTH: Plastic Surgery is not covered by medical insurance.

FACT: There a number of reconstructive procedures due to surgeries such as mastectomies or accidents that happen in your life that are required by law to be covered by insurance companies. Your plastic surgeon will know which procedures can be covered by your insurance company and which are not.

MYTH: I am too old for plastic surgery

FACT: Many older people use plastic surgery to improve their appearance. As long as you are healthy enough to have elective surgery, your age is not a factor.