Debunking Aesthetic And Cosmetic Procedures Myths

Amaris B.

Updated On:

Oct 1, 2023

Archive Date:

Oct 11, 2015

Feeling good about yourself while being a busy working professional can end up on the back burner for many. Ultimately, to perform your best, you need to feel your best – whether that be feeling energetic thanks to nutritious food, passionate thanks to a loving family, or confident having worked towards the body you’ve always dreamed of.

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Let’s face it: not many people can spend extra hours in the gym to carve out the body they want. Occasionally, everyone needs some help, and aesthetic and cosmetic procedures can be just that! But before you cross them off, get the facts straight about some common medical aesthetic myths.

Myth #01: Liposuction can be used to lose weight

Debunking Aesthetic And Cosmetic Procedures Myths

Liposuction is not meant for weight loss, but it is a procedure that removes unwanted body fat and contours the body by eliminating fat. Vaser Liposuction is a minimally invasive technique that removes unwanted fat cells in the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, back, knees, neck, and chin.

The procedure leaves vital tissues largely undisturbed. Treatment involves using a probe that emits ultrasonic waves to break down and liquefy fat cells, after which the liposuction will remove the liquefied fat via suction. Post-treatment, dressing is applied, and the patient will wear a compression garment. 

Myth #2: Breast augmentation looks fake

If you are considering breast enlargement, your primary concern is probably the final outcome in terms of your appearance. The extent to which your breasts appear natural or distinctly enhanced depends on whether you opt for fat grafting or breast implantation. For breast implants, factors such as size and position will determine whether the results look fake or natural, whereas, for fat grafting, the result is natural as it uses your own fat source. 

ADR-C Breast Enhancement with fat grafting not only enlarges the breasts but also improves the shape and provides subtle lifting. It is a 2-in-1 procedure where fat is removed from the donor site, centrifuged and transplanted to the breasts. The treatment transfers fat from the abdomen, thighs or other problem areas so breasts are fuller and natural. Moreover, transplanted fat offers a long-lasting result. In addition, recovery time is faster than breast implant surgery. 

Myth #3: Cosmetic procedures are only mostly for women

Debunking Aesthetic And Cosmetic Procedures Myths

According to a 2015 study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 27,456 cosmetic procedures were done in 2015 for men is gynecomastia – or breast reduction. In 2000, there were only 20,351 procedures done. These numbers indicate that more men are opting for gynecomastia surgery. 

So, what exactly is gynecomastia? For men, it’s a pair of oversized male breasts that causes physical pain and embarrassment. It is brought about by excess breast tissue, such as fat deposits or overdeveloped glands in the chest area. Moreover, this condition isn’t just an aesthetic problem but a medical one. Symptoms include tenderness around the breast, swelling, pain and discomfort. The cause of this medical condition varies, including hormonal imbalance and side effects of certain medications.

Some men may opt for gynecomastia surgery to alleviate the pain and embarrassment. The procedure permanently eliminates excess fat and glandular tissues and sculpts the chest area, leaving a defined and masculine appearance. Gynecomastia surgery has helped men gain back their confidence, health and be free of discomfort.

Myth #04 – Liposuction is invented solely for the female gender

Debunking Aesthetic And Cosmetic Procedures Myths

To all you men out there, you will be pleased to learn that liposuction has a place for you!

The fixation that liposuction is a female-oriented procedure is a myth that needs to be debunked. The number of men opting for liposuction to trim excess body fat has increased significantly over the years.

Liposuction can eradicate persistent, stubborn fat deposits on the abdomen, chest and love handles, giving the male body a more sculpted finish. With liposuction gaining popularity amongst the masculine gender, liposuction is very much a procedure that the two genders can enjoy.

Myth #05 –  Liposuction allows me to do away with exercise and diet

To many, liposuction is synonymous with an exercise and diet-free lifestyle. Unfortunately, liposuction cannot excuse anyone from a slothful way of life.

The beauty of liposuction is that it gives you a free pass to start over on a clean slate and, when coupled with a diligent workout regime and sensible diet, aids in the long-term maintenance of your desired body shape.

Conversely, reckless devouring and an absence in a workout routine may risk yielding unflattering results after a liposuction procedure.

There is no doubt that liposuction bears a tremendously positive impact on your body when it comes to re-contouring the physique. When combined with a reasonable diet and exercise, you will be promised sustained satisfaction.

Myth #06 – Fat will return to the same place if I gain  weight after liposuction

Liposuction offers remarkable and permanent fat removal results for those struggling with persistent fat accumulation. Adopting a healthy lifestyle with a proper diet and regular exercise is crucial to sustain your improved physique. In case of any weight gain, the fat is distributed proportionally throughout the body.

Noticeable alterations in the treated area may occur with a weight gain of over 4 to 5 kg. Additionally, it is important to be aware of age-related changes that may naturally develop over time. 

Myth #07 – Liposuction is easy! Any doctor can get it done

Wrong! Wrong! And you could not be more wrong!

Liposuction entails far more than merely fat removal; it is a sophisticated body contouring procedure demanding the expertise of a skilled liposuction doctor to achieve an optimal outcome.

The artistry and precision of an experienced liposuction doctor are paramount in ensuring that you achieve a natural-looking and well-contoured result. 

Myth #08 – Losing fat becomes more challenging as we age

As we age, our metabolic rates decline, and our bodies change how they accumulate and shed fat, affecting both men and women.  

For women, menopause further introduces an additional factor into the equation. During menopause, the body experiences a change in hormone production. When women experience weight gain post-menopause, fat tends to accumulate primarily in and around the abdominal region, making losing fat in this region more challenging.  

Understanding these age-related metabolic shifts and hormonal changes can help individuals make informed health and weight management decisions as they age. 

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