Cosmetic surgery has evolved quite a lot from the first plastic surgical skin graft performed in the early 1900’s on a sailor who was injured fighting in a battle. Even with the internet and availability of information, there are still quite a few incorrect assumptions about different cosmetic procedures. Five common myths about cosmetic surgery are discussed in this article by NewBeauty.com: 

The 5 Biggest Plastic Surgery Myths Busted! – Cosmetic Treatments The Beauty Authority – NewBeauty

https://www.newbeauty.com/hottopic/slideshow/2370-biggest-plastic-surgery-myths/1. Everything you see on television is the “norm.”

According to Grand Rapids, MI, plastic surgeon Bradley Bengtson, MD, one of the biggest myths in plastic surgery is that what you see on television or reality shows is considered the “norm” and is actually real. “All of the plastic surgery I perform is restorative, natural, proportional and not overdone, obvious or artificial. I tell patients that the best plastic surgery is when you can’t tell you’ve had it!” On many television and reality shows, any evidence of plastic surgery points to a fake and obviously augmented appearance.

 

2. You’re vain if you get plastic surgery.

Just because you want to get a procedure, done doesn’t mean that you are vain, shallow or egotistical—there’s absolutely nothing wrong about correcting something about yourself that bothers you. “Many of my patients who undergo blepharoplasty have normal and healthy concerns about their appearance and they just want to look well-rested and happy. After surgery, patients often feel an overall improvement in not just their appearance, but also their quality of life,” says Clifton, NJ, oculoplastic surgeon Baljeet K. Purewal, MD.

 

Read the rest of the story here:  The 5 Biggest Plastic Surgery Myths Busted! – Cosmetic Treatments The Beauty Authority – NewBeauty

This video from the Today Show discusses facts vs myths with plastic surgery. Even though it was made about a year ago, some of the misconceptions are still around today:

 

Here are some additional mistaken concepts about breasts that are important to know when considering any type of augmentation or reduction surgery. The first is :

Expert busts 7 myths that claim to prevent sagging breasts | Daily Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3664766/From-chest-exercises-wearing-bra-bed-expert-busts-7-myths-claim-prevent-sagging-breasts.htmlMYTH 1: CHEST EXERCISES AND PUSH-UPS PROMOTE PERKINESS

Yes, putting yourself through a grueling push-up routine regularly will work out the pectoral muscles, said Dr Hamza.

 

And, while the exercises can help promote a perkier bust over time, no exercise can directly tackle the issue of sagging breasts.

 

Dr Hamza said: ‘This is because they (breasts) are purely made up of fat tissue.

 

‘The firmness of the breasts is related to the skin quality and the size of the mammary gland.

 

‘Women will experience a deterioration of these two physical characteristics as they age, because the skin will become less elastic and the size of the gland will decrease.’

 

Putting yourself through a grueling push-up routine regularly will work out the pectoral muscles, said Dr Hamza. And, while the exercises can help promote a perkier bust over time, no exercise can directly tackle the issue of sagging breasts

 

MYTH 2: WEARING A BRA IN BED PREVENTS SAGGING

 

Even Halle Berry confessed in an interview that she would wear a bra in bed to prevent sagging breasts, Dr Hamza notes.

 

But, he said: ‘This is a false misconception.

 

‘Wearing a bra can help to achieve the immediate desired shape and look but, once it’s removed, breasts will return to their natural position.

 

‘Wearing a bra can even aggravate the saggy effect as its wire support works against gravity, weakening the breast’s natural ability to self-lift.’

 

Read the entire article here:  Expert busts 7 myths that claim to prevent sagging breasts | Daily Mail Online