If you have been considering cosmetic surgery, you may be a little overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information on the Internet, much of it largely contradictory. The first thing you need to know is that you don’t have to travel to some far-off place; cosmetic surgery in Miami is as high-quality as — and much less of a hassle than — cosmetic surgery in another place. There are many horror stories surrounding cosmetic surgery, but they are mostly false, and often the ‘true’ stories are exaggerated or taken out of context. If you’re really serious about cosmetic surgery, then you’ll want to keep a few things in mind.
Cosmetic versus Reconstructive Surgery
Believe it or not, there is a difference between cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. Though they are both branches of plastic surgery, they are not interchangeable. Cosmetic surgery is more concerned with aesthetics — that is, beauty and superficial changes — while reconstructive surgery focuses on improvement. Reconstructive surgery is usually covered by insurance, as it is most often performed on accident victims, people who suffer from birth defects, and other similar case. Cosmetic surgery, however, is elective and is not generally covered by insurance.
Fiction and Fact
Because of the confusion surrounding cosmetic surgery — especially since people often erroneously confuse cosmetic surgery with constructive surgery — there are plenty of myths. One such myth is that implants can cause breast cancer; this simply isn’t true. It is possible to get breast cancer while you have implants, but the implants are not the cause. Another is that surgery leaves no scars, which is equally untrue; cosmetic surgeons, however, are very good at leaving them in overlooked or easily hidden places. Fat cells do not come back after liposuction, and there is only a very low risk of droopy eyelids after Botox.
Not So Horrific
Problems with cosmetic surgery are much less common than you have likely been led to believe. You may have heard of people who get infections and blood clots or have to get corrective surgery to undo what has been done; infections and blood clots are risks of every surgery, elective and otherwise, but will go untreated if you do not keep up with your aftercare. The worst cases of this come from people who went out of the country for their procedures and couldn’t see their doctors for followup. If you get your cosmetic surgery in Miami, you don’t have to worry about that. Most cases of ‘bad’ surgery happen when people demand too many procedures at once, press for surgery even though they are not healthy, or choose a surgeon who is not properly qualified to cut down on costs. As long as you understand the risks and follow safety procedures, though, you should come out of your procedure looking and feeling your best!