Cosmetic surgery has become more popular than ever over the past few years, with millions of people opting to improve features about themselves that they are not quite satisfied with for whatever reason. However, there are still numerous plastic surgery myths that are doing the rounds, which could potentially discourage people from having these procedures performed.

The Best Surgeons Can Guarantee that no Scarring will occur

Unfortunately, there is no guarantee whatsoever that a patient will not have scarring after having cosmetic surgery performed. Most plastic surgery procedures will involve cutting or making incisions on some part of the body, so there will always be the risk that some form of scarring will occur. Nevertheless, an experienced plastic surgeon will know what to do in order to disguise or minimize scarring as much as possible. This will usually be done by trying to make as many of the incisions as possible in areas of the body where natural creasing already occurs.

If the Procedure seems Excessively Expensive, you are being ripped off

This is not the case, as this is one time where you should definitely not base your choice of plastic surgeon on the price of the procedure alone. It’s important to remember that you will be paying the higher price for a surgeon’s expertise, quality results and safety throughout the procedure. Always be wary of a plastic surgeon who offers to ‘beat the price’ of competitors and who always seems to offer pricing structures that are considerably lower than those of other surgeons who perform exactly the same procedures.

Plastic Surgery Procedures are Unsafe

Although this is one of the most common plastic surgery myths, this is not true at all. There are risks associated with having any form of surgery performed, but significant advances in surgical training procedures and technology mean that having plastic surgery is safer than it ever was before. In the US, numerous regulations and safety measures have been put in place to ensure that plastic surgery procedures are performed as safely as possible and that the potential for side effects is reduced. While complications do sometimes occur, these are extremely rare.

Plastic Surgery is Only for Women

This used to be the case man years ago, until men began to realize how they could benefit from having enhancement surgery performed as well. Between 1998 and 2013, there has been an almost 300% increase in the amount of men who are electing to have plastic surgery performed. Some of the more common procedures that men are opting for these days include chemical peels, face lifts, neck lifts, microdermabrasion, Botox injections, nose reshaping, liposuction, hair transplantation, and eyelid surgery.

When opting to have plastic surgery performed, it is essential to choose a surgeon who is board-certified and who has extensive experience in performing the procedure that you would like to have done. This will not only ensure that you are completely satisfied with the results; it will also mean that the procedure is performed as safely and effectively as possible.

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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

With special expertise in all aspects of facial plastic surgery, and a particular skill for revision surgery, it’s clear why Dr. Spiegel is one of the most celebrated facial plastic surgeons in the world. If you are seeking the best possible results, or have a uniquely challenging problem, you’ve found the right doctor.

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Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir (pronounced “oh-near”) has years of experience in facial aesthetics and treats some of the most recognizable and famous faces. Dr. Onir started her career in oral health, earning doctorate degrees from both New York University and Boston University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her cutting-edge medical research as well as her technical skills in dentistry.

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Dr. Jacob Tower

Dr. Jacob Tower

A board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacob Tower brings a thoughtful approach and an artistic eye to New England’s premier plastic surgery practice, The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition to being an in-demand surgeon, Dr. Tower is an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, a sought-after lecturer, and an expert in facial plastic surgery.

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