7 Plastic Surgery Myths & Truths: What You Should Know

7 Plastic Surgery Myths & Truths: What You Should Know

Even though cosmetic surgery has become more mainstream through the advent of the internet, reality television and celebrity news, there are still many myths regarding it. If you are looking at a particular procedure or have some misconceptions about plastic surgery, this is the post for you!  In this post, we will debunk common plastic surgery myths. 



1. Plastic Surgery is dangerous

Each plastic surgery procedure has its own risks. Depending on which procedure you are looking for, it can range from a tiny risk to a bigger risk. However, if you choose an experienced doctor who performs multiple surgeries/procedures in your chosen procedure, the risks go down.  Contact us to learn more about our doctors and our clinic. 

2. Liposuction is the best way to lose weight

Liposuction is a procedure where stubborn fat is removed. If you are trying to lose weight, liposuction isn’t an effective method to lose weight. Lipo is more effective for those who are within a 30% range of their goal weight. Our recommendation is to lose most of your weight before undergoing liposuction. If dieting and exercise don’t help you to remove your stubborn fat, contact us for our body contouring procedures. We will be able to tell you whether liposuction will be good for you. 

3. Breast Augmentation will lift sagging breasts

Many people believe that the solution for saggy breasts is a breast augmentation. However, this isn’t really true. If you have mildly sagging breasts, then implants may help you. Alternatively, if your sagging is severe, the only option is a breast lift. In some cases, our doctor will recommend the combination of a breast lift and breast augmentation. We will help you choose the right implant that is best suited for your needs.  

4. Breastfeeding is not possible after getting breast implants

The good news is that you can breastfeed after getting breast implants. The key to successful breastfeeding after breast augmentation is letting your doctor know that you may breastfeed in the future. Since a surgeon places breast implants under the fold of the breast or through the armpit, this does not impact on your chances to breastfeed. A surgeon will ensure that he will not make an incision around the nipple.

5. Men don’t get plastic surgery

More men are electing to get plastic surgery to feel more confident and look younger. Approximately 10% of aesthetic plastic surgery patients are male. In the USA alone, approximately 2 million men have undergone some sort of cosmetic surgery/procedure. Although men don’t obviously enjoy some of the same procedures as women, they are interested in some. Liposuction, hair transplant, rhinoplasty, botox, and male breast reduction are a few common procedures men do. In the case of liposuction, men tend to focus on stomach area and underneath their chin.

6. Silicone Implants aren’t safe

One of the most known plastic surgery myths is that silicone is not safe, Today, silicone implants are the rage. Unlike its previous predecessors, the new silicone implants are more durable and safe. In essence, after 40 years of clinical research, the efficacy of silicone gel breast implants has been proven. Hence, there is no link between silicone implants and diseases. At our clinic, we utilize 5 breast implant types for breast augmentation. Each implant has its special features and advantages. Contact us to find out more.

7. Plastic Surgery Looks Unnatural

We all have seen on TV or magazines, people who have had extreme surgeries.  These surgeries tend to have the person unrecognizable or looking completely unnatural.  In addition, a person may have more surgeries than they should have.  At VIP, we believe that the true test of a great surgeon is to achieve natural results with a patient’s unique features.  

If you have any questions about any of these plastic surgery myths, please contact us.



 VIP Plastic Surgery Center Korea


Email: vipps@vipps.kr

Whatsapp / Kakao: +82 10-5059-6626


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