3 Plastic Surgery Myths Debunked

Myth #1: Liposuction can help you lose all of your unwanted weight.

This myth is false because while liposuction is a great addition to a healthy lifestyle and weight loss system, it cannot simply make all of your unwanted weight vanish. Liposuction is used more for specific areas that you would like to target. You can think of it as a body reshaping rather than major weight loss surgery. Liposuction usually removes about ten to twelve pounds maximum, and is great for targeting a problem area for otherwise healthy people. For example, maybe you need help with your love handles or can’t seem to get those extra inches off of your thighs. Liposuction would be great for these reasons.


Myth #2: All Botox procedures are the same.

This myth is false because there are many different kinds of Botox procedures. It takes a well-qualified and practiced plastic surgeon to help identity the best type for you. The type of Botox used (BOTOX© Cosmetic, XEOMIN and DYSPORT™), amount injected, and skill in which it is injected is extremely important for the procedure to have successful results. The different types of Botox have different uses and you will need to make sure to do your research and inform your plastic surgeon of choice beforehand of the changes that you want and why you want them. You don’t want to have to deal with unwanted results for three to six months!


Myth #3: Every cosmetic surgeon is a qualified plastic surgeon.

This myth is false and a very dangerous one at that. Every cosmetic surgeon is not a qualified plastic surgeon, and you must be careful whom you choose! It is worth your time and effort to do your research when choosing a plastic surgeon, because they will be changing the direct landscape of your body and your outward appearance. Some surgeries are hard to reverse, so you want to make sure that your surgeon gets it spot on the first time and doesn’t put your health in danger.

You will want your plastic surgeon to be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and perform their procedures in an accredited operating facility. Being certified takes an extra six to nine years of training, however anyone with a valid medical license is technically allowed to call themselves a plastic surgeon and practice. To choose the right plastic surgeon be weary, ask if they are certified, and look at examples of their previous work.


If you have any questions about plastic surgery, contact The Loudoun Center For Plastic Surgery and Dermatology today.



Dr. Michael J. Brown is a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers innovative aesthetic procedures for the face, breast, and body.


The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery 

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Ashburn, VA 20147

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