False statements about plastic surgery are all over the internet. At Dream, we want you to discover the truth so that you can make informed decisions prior to your procedures! If you are back to discover more truths about plastic surgery, you won't be disappointed!
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4. Plastic surgery is a WANT and NOT A NEED
Plastic surgery is a unique medical speciality and it does more than just beautifying people (A Want). A plastic surgeon’s work also involves restoring the anatomy or function of a body part (That’s a NEED).
Restoring body functions requires plastic surgeons to have an in-depth understanding of each body part and its key functions, to be able to design a reconstructive treatment plan that not only addresses the functional concerns, but also preserves or improves the aesthetic aspects as much as possible. Think restoring Cleft Lip patients or those who suffer from facial deformities. Well, that sounds tough, but this is what makes plastic surgeons such respectable professionals.
5. Plastic surgery procedures are scarless
As much as we wish this is the truth, scarring does occur with incisions. BUT, with good surgery techniques and skills, scars can be hidden OUT OF SIGHT.
“When a knife is involved, there is bound to be a scar. What a good surgeon can do is effectively reduce the visibility of the scar”, Dr Por, Medical Director of Dream Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery says.
You may wonder, what affects the visibility of the scar? This is determined by three factors. First, how is the incision site stitched up (plastic surgeons use special stitching techniques that produce minimal scarring). Second, how the wound is taken care of after the surgery and lastly, the incision site.
Typically, a well skilled surgeon would only make incisions at strategic places to hide or camouflage the scars.
6. “With plastic surgery, I will look like someone else and look fake”
The goal of many cosmetic procedures is not to change an individual into another person, but to enhance the facial features or fix a flaw that you have always wanted to get rid of to achieve what we call #MyFaceButBetter.
“A good plastic surgeon treats the body and mind of the patient simultaneously. He listens, asks the correct questions, listens again, uses his background to design the surgery and then follows up with the patient and treats the resultant scars.”- Dr Por Yong Chen, Medical Director of Dream Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery.
Plastic surgeons are not mere technicians, but are also trained in psychology. To ensure natural looking results, a good surgeon will listen intently, communicate, and understand a patient’s needs in a thorough manner.
Here are the top myths about plastic surgery in Singapore busted! Whether you are a man or a woman interested in plastic surgery, you can trust the doctors at Dream Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery to take good care of you. Keen to find out more about the procedures we offer? Give us a call at + 65 6871 8888!