Are you considering a cosmetic procedure, but are unsure if you should because of some common plastic surgery myths you may have heard? If so, we are here to dispel those today and help you determine fact from fiction.

When you think of plastic surgery, does it conjure up a specific image to your mind about who undergoes these types of procedures? The truth is that the reasons for plastic surgery are as varied as are the people that have it.

Learning a little bit more about these common plastic surgery myths and their associated truths can help you see the wide range of benefits of plastic surgery.

Here are some common plastic surgery myths and truths.

Myth: Cosmetic procedures are for those in the spotlight
Truth: Most patients are simply looking to increase their confidence. It’s not about being viewed by the public. It’s about how they feel on a day-to-day basis about themselves.

Myth: Plastic surgery is mostly for women
Truth: Many men also are good candidates for procedures such as Botox, liposuction, and tummy tuck.

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Myth: People who do plastic surgery are vain
Truth: Plastic surgery improves self-confidence in many cases where the patient has done everything else that they can do to improve the condition. In some cases, such as burns and scarring the patient can rely on plastic surgery for help. Everyone’s reason for choosing plastic surgery is different. Maybe a medical condition changed the body, or maybe someone was born with a birth defect that plastic surgery can ameliorate.

Myth: Plastic surgery doesn’t leave scars
Truth: Any type of surgery always involves scars, but Dr. Yospur is highly skilled in minimizing their appearance.

Myth: Plastic surgery lasts forever
Truth: Certain procedures might need a touch up later down the road. Dr. Yospur can also help fix past surgeries that need one.

Myth: Plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery are the same
Truth: A board-certified plastic surgeon has dedicated years of their life to training. He or she also has passed rigorous exams to become board certified. Any surgical procedure you do, look

for a board certified plastic surgeon. This is different than someone who calls themselves a cosmetic surgeon, which only requires a medical license.

Dr. Yospur is a board certified plastic surgeon. At your initial consultation, Dr. Yospur will sit down with you to discuss your options and answer all of your questions about plastic surgery.

Our staff is held to the highest standards of privacy and we are a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. If you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss whether or not plastic surgery is for you, please contact us today.