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Plastic Surgery Myths: Dispelling Common Misconceptions

Plastic Surgery Myths in Mountain View, CADeciding to have plastic surgery can be complicated. Often fears or misconceptions can get in the way of making clear, educated choices about your care. To help set the record straight, Dr. Alexander Ereso dispels some of the most common misconceptions about plastic surgery in this post.

It will look overdone.

The key to avoiding an overdone or overcorrected look after surgery is to work with an experienced, qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ereso. Today’s elite plastic surgeons use advanced techniques and products to help you look like a better version of yourself — not someone you don’t recognize in the mirror.

During your search for a plastic surgeon, look for someone with documented results that you like (check their before-and-after gallery). Also, look for someone who is an excellent listener and communicator. These qualities are crucial to set your expectations appropriately and foster an open, candid dialogue.

The recovery will take too long.

Taking a lot of time off from work or school to recover from plastic surgery is a valid concern; however, thanks to advances in surgical technique and pain management, in many cases patients no longer need lots of downtime after surgery. You can probably expect to resume work, school and your normal responsibilities within a few weeks of surgery.

You may also want to consider the many available non-invasive, non-surgical treatments that can help you achieve your cosmetic goals with little to no downtime.

It will hurt.

As mentioned, there have been some incredible advances in pain management intended to make plastic surgery a more comfortable experience. Although some amount of discomfort is unavoidable, Dr. Ereso can suggest a number of ways to minimize discomfort and accelerate recovery. One of his foremost priorities is helping you understand what to expect and making the surgical and recovery process more comfortable.

Only women can benefit from plastic surgery.

Statistics suggest otherwise! According to data from leading plastic surgery organizations, men represent a growing percentage of the total number of patients seeking plastic surgery. Dr. Ereso offers a wide range of treatments, including Botox, gynecomastia surgery and rhinoplasty, to help men accomplish their unique cosmetic goals.

If you have additional questions about a specific plastic surgery procedure, Dr. Ereso invites you to schedule a consultation at our practice. Please call or email us today to request an appointment.