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Plastic surgery is becoming a more sought after procedure to help people look younger, appear more symmetrical, or give a smoother, more even complexion. With the rise of popularity, there is also a rise in myths. We will uncover these myths to help you understand if plastic surgery may be right for you. But first, let’s go over what plastic surgery is, how it got its name, and the popular types. 

What is Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgery can be many things. Specifically, it is a procedure that focuses on the restoration or reconstruction of the human body. Because of this, there are many areas that surgeons can specialize in. Our board-certified surgeons at Blue Illusion exclusively work on the facial area, ensuring you get the utmost care and expertise for your procedure.

Why is it Called Plastic Surgery?

Contrary to the name, plastic surgery does not involve the use of synthetic plastics. The name derives from the Greek word, plastikos, meaning to form or mold. Most plastic surgery can help improve your appearance by forming or shaping body tissue and other concerns. 

Popular Types of Plastic Surgery

  1. Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is a procedure where unwanted or excess skin around the eyelids is removed. This procedure can help brighten your eyes and reduce the look of tiredness. 

  1. Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal fat removal can help those with more rounded cheeks or stubborn face fat appear more contoured. The procedure can accentuate your face’s natural shape, highlighting areas to make you look more defined.

  1. Masseter Botox

A procedure done on the masseter muscle in the jaw, Masseter Botox can be done to relieve stress in the jaw, helping with grinding teeth, jaw clenching, or other pains like headaches. Along with the physical benefits, the procedure can give you a more defined jawline. 

  1. Rhinoplasty

Performed to straighten the nose and enhance the nose contour, rhinoplasty can help patients not only breathe better, but also feel better about the profile of their face.

  1. Liposuction

Liposuction is the procedure in which fat is removed from the body. This procedure can be done on larger areas of the torso, arms, and legs, as well as smaller areas around the face. 

  1. Chin and Neck Lift

Chin and neck lifts help improve sagging or aging skin around the neck and jaw areas. Typically done for age-related concerns, this procedure can also be done to remove unwanted fat around the jaw. Excess skin is removed and the neck muscles and tissues are re-sculpted, creating a youthful and smooth appearance.


  1. Plastic surgery is exclusively cosmetic

Many procedures repair areas that were damaged by the removal of cancerous tissue in the face. Plastic surgery can also help improve your breathing by straightening the contour of your nose. Lastly, enhancing your appearance can help improve your mental health, giving you increased confidence and boosting self esteem.

  1. Results are unrealistic

The fear of looking unnatural after getting plastic surgery can oftentimes steer people away. It’s important to research the surgeon before you go and ensure you are going to get the results you’re after. 

  1. Unsafe and risky

With any surgery, there is the risk of complications. Researching your surgeon or physician thoroughly before undergoing a procedure can help you minimize the potential for complications. Your surgeon should be open and honest about the procedure, the levels of discomfort, and potential side effects to watch out for. The surgeons at Blue Illusion want to make sure you have the most safe and comfortable experience possible.

  1. Too expensive

Looking great and feeling great doesn’t have to be for the rich and famous. Many facilities are starting to offer more affordable options for plastic surgery. At Blue Illusion, we will go over a quote for the cost of the treatment option you choose before your consultation is complete. Financing options through reputable companies are also available – we want to give you quality results at a price that you can feel comfortable with.

  1. Incredibly painful with long recovery times

Recovery for procedures can vary from each patient. However, if you experience any complications or a longer recovery time than originally quoted, reach out to our clinic so we can provide guidance on the next steps. Recovery methods can vary for each procedure. Ask your surgeon what after-care or recovery methods you should practice before your procedure, so you’re equipped for a full and beautiful recovery.

  1. Considered a one-size-fits-all solution

When finding a surgeon, try to avoid any who do “general” plastic surgery. They may not have the experience to give you the appearance you’re looking for, and they may only do procedures in one way that does not fit your body or wants. Blue Illusion does not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to our clients’ needs. We take care to listen to every client and their desired results. 

  1. Only for older individuals

While plastic surgery can help patients look more youthful by reducing fine lines and wrinkles, it can also help make the face appear more symmetrical, fuller, and brighter, which can be beneficial at any age.

  1. Results are permanent

Some results with plastic surgery can last longer than others, depending on the procedure. However, the results are not permanent due to the natural breakdown of the skin’s tissues. If you are wanting to reverse the procedure completely, it may be possible to do so. Talk with your surgeon about how long you can expect results to last and if the results can be reversible.

  1. Leaves scars

Our surgeons work so incisions are easily hidden or as small as possible, reducing the chances of possible scarring. 

Who Will Perform My Surgery?

At Blue Illusion, Dr. Ritvik Mehta and Dr. Vish Bathia are ready to help you get the results you want. One of our doctors will walk you through your consultation and answer any questions or concerns you might have about what to expect for the procedure and recovery. Performed in our clinic with those who have the expertise and care, Blue Illusion wants to make your experience as comfortable and beautiful as possible.

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