Misperceptions about Cosmetic Surgery

Misperceptions about Cosmetic Surgery

When Time Magazine puts the aesthetic industry on its cover, as it did in June this year, you know things are going crazy. Last year, over 20 million surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures were performed worldwide. That’s as if every person in Australia had a little something done!

But, there are many misperceptions about cosmetic surgery. Even the term “plastic” in plastic surgery is misunderstood. People assume it refers to the surgery being fake, like plastic is fake and unnatural. Actually, the word plastic in plastic surgery comes from the Greek word meaning “to mold.”

At K Plastic Surgery, we want our patients to be educated about cosmetic procedures. So, let’s take a few of those misperceptions and address them.

Fat Can’t Reappear in Other Areas After Liposuction

Fat removed by liposuction is indeed permanently gone from that area. But that doesn’t mean you won’t have fat show up on other sites IF you put on a bunch of weight.

Liposuction is a Weight Loss Procedure

Nope. Liposuction should only be performed when the patient is within 10% of their ideal weight. Liposuction is meant to remove pockets of fat that don’t respond to exercise or diet changes. Things like love handles. It is not a weight loss procedure.

Breast Augmentation is a One-Time Event

Unfortunately, breast implants don’t last forever — their lifespan is usually around 10 to 15 years. Plus, despite having augmentation, the aging process continues, meaning that a woman’s breasts will still droop with age. So, down the road, the patient is likely to need an implant replacement procedure and maybe a breast lift with it.

Plastic Surgery Doesn’t Leave Scars

Really? What is this magic? Any time you’re making an incision into the skin, the result of the incision is a scar. However, talented plastic surgeons such as Dr. Kayastha can minimize and hide the scars to make them inconspicuous.

You Can’t Go Out in the Sun After Surgery

Not true. You should limit your sun exposure because it can delay your healing to a degree and make your scars redden. But as long as you wear sunscreen, you don’t have to become a shut-in!

We encourage you to contact us with questions about a specific procedure. Dr. Kayastha is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Albany, NY. Dr. Kayastha and his team want all of our clients to be thoroughly knowledgeable about a potential procedure. Feel free to call us at 518-346-0002 with any questions about cosmetic surgery or to schedule a consultation.

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Dr. Kayastha is a board certified plastic surgeon who serves Albany, NY and the entire Capital Region. Dr. Kayastha completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and graduated with distinction in all subjects. He then attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo. During his time in Buffalo he also completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at Roswell Park. Following medical school Dr. Kayastha gained a much sought after position in the Michigan State-Grand Rapids integrated plastic surgery residency. After finishing residency training Dr. Kayastha completed a one year fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. To round out his training before starting private practice Dr. Kayastha spent an additional 6 months learning from some of the best cosmetic surgeons in San Francisco. Dr. Kayastha is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.