Every day, countless Canadian women wake up afraid to look in the mirror; hiding from that one “quirk” constantly consuming their focus and staring back in defiance. Whether it’s dark circles, bags under the eyes, deep wrinkles, sagging skin, scars, deformities or remnants of old injuries, many are too afraid to attempt cosmetic surgery and try to conceal with elaborate camouflage techniques, spending endless hours and dollars on makeup, styling, and accessories.
However, many of the fears that Canadians have about cosmetic surgery are not grounded in scientific evidence but are based on myths and common assumptions about the procedures. Debunking these misconceptions and fears will help alleviate your concerns about cosmetic surgery so you can move forward with confidence towards a real solution to your cosmetic issue.
Fear #1: SAFETY
When undergoing any type of procedure, everyone’s greatest concern is always: “Will I Be Safe?” While any sort of medical procedure has its risks, considerable measures are put in place to protect you from harm:
Fear # 2: PAIN
Fear # 3: SCARRING
Many cosmetic procedures can produce significant results with little scarring. Cosmetic surgeons spend years mastering advanced techniques aimed at minimizing any scarring from procedures and employ a wide variety of instruments specifically designed for this purpose. Surgeries are performed with a focus on working with the skin’s own healing process to ensure a smooth recovery and desirable results. Many surgeries which could cause minor scarring focus on restricting any scarring to areas in which they will be concealed, such as the hairline. Additionally, in the rare event of post-op scarring, surgeons can employ a variety of techniques to reduce the scar tissue, like cortisone steroid injections.
Fear # 4: EVERYONE WILL NOTICE
Do not fear the permanently-surprised eyebrows (post-brow lift), or overly-tight facelifts of the past. The days of “over-done” facial cosmetic surgery procedures are long gone as years of research and practice have allowed cosmetic surgeons to develop finely crafted techniques aimed at providing balanced, natural results. With a focus on the organic movement of the face/body and the natural process of aging, surgeons will work with your unique structure to ensure that your outcome will evolve gracefully with time.
Although for some procedures there may be some bruising or swelling for a little while, the aim is to make sure that the only thing that anyone notices is how fresh and restored you look the next time they see you.
Fear #5: COST
While some cosmetic surgery procedures may appear pricey at first, the actual cost is minimal when compared to the accumulated long-term costs associated with buying multiple products (make-up, creams etc) aimed at concealing problem areas. These individual products can run upwards of hundreds of dollars with very little impact on your overall appearance. Cosmetic surgery procedures offer you the best chance to actually see results for your investment. Surgeons will work with you and your budget to find the best options to address your concerns. Additionally, to make the process even easier and more affordable, many cosmetic surgery clinics offer payment plans and financing options.
NO MORE FEARING THE MIRROR
When it comes to cosmetic surgery, putting a fresh face forward doesn’t have to be a scary process. Common cosmetic surgery procedures (like rhinoplasty, facelift surgery, blepharoplasty, forehead/eyebrow lifts, otoplasty and facial implants) can offer you the opportunity to take on the world everyday with a refreshed, reinvigorated look and younger, more vibrant image. With highly skilled surgeons, state-of-the-art facilities, customized patient care and planning, and affordable options, cosmetic surgery may just offer you the renewed appearance you’ve been seeking.