Myths And Facts About Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery

The field of plastic surgery is unique because there is no organ system of its own, it does not have any standard procedures and it does not adhere to a set of predefined principles. Plastic surgery encompasses a wide range of procedures. In addition to Cranio-Maxilla-Facial reconstruction, which can be acquired or congenital- hand and peripheral nerve surgeries, cosmetic surgeries, burn management and recovery following burns, genitourinary surgeries, oculoplastic surgery, bedsore reconstruction, vascular and lymphatic reconstruction, and lower limb reconstructions after cancer treatments- plastic surgeons can perform almost any procedure involving the restoration of function or form.


About Cosmetic Surgery in India


A number of cosmetic surgeries are performed at Omni Hospitals by cosmetic surgery specialists. There are state-of-the-art infrastructures that are operated by specialists and certified technicians. The hospital offers world-class care and treatment to patients. India is now a popular destination for cosmetic procedures due to its advanced treatment options at economical rates.


The Omni Hospital in Hyderabad specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. They are conveniently located to assist you with any plastic surgery concerns. Having doctors with the needed skills and experience is crucial for having a successful procedure. But, there are some myths surrounding plastic surgery. Today, we are here to shatter these very myths. Take a look.


  • Myth: Plastic surgery is performed with plastic.
  • Fact: Did you know that the word plastic comes from the Greek word ‘Plastikos’? It is said to be the origin of plastic surgery, which means ‘to mould’. Plastic surgery applies other types of implants and silicone as well, but it is the process of reshaping the tissues that give it its name.


  • Myth: Plastic surgery is only for the rich and famous because it is expensive.
  • Fact: You can get plastic surgery at a reasonable price even if you are not rich or famous. Approximately 60 per cent of people who undergo plastic surgery are ordinary people? Plastic surgery is considered very expensive due to the glamour associated with the term.


  • Myth: Procedures involving plastic surgery are not covered by insurance.
  • Fact: Most plastic reconstructive procedures are covered by health insurance, with the exception of cosmetic surgery like liposuction, breast augmentation, and tummy tuck. For more information, contact the hospital’s plastic surgeon.


  • Myth: Plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures are dangerous.
  • Fact: The risks involved in plastic surgery are similar to those involved in other types of operations.


  • Myth: Is cosmetic surgery the same as plastic surgery? Does plastic surgery only improve appearances?
  • Fact: Most plastic surgeries are not superficial, regardless of whether it is aesthetic or cosmetic surgery. The field of plastic surgery covers a wide range of subspecialties that include Hand surgery, Microsurgery, Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric plastic surgery, and Cosmetic surgery. The main goal of plastic surgery is to improve function before improving form and appearance.


  • Myth: Women can only undergo plastic surgery.
  • Fact: Even though women make up the majority of patients seeking cosmetic surgery, men now comprise about 15% of the total number of patients, and that number has steadily increased over the last decade. Today, men want to have access to non-surgical options to enhance their appearances, such as Botox and neurotoxins. A growing number of men, regardless of their age, are seeking surgical procedures such as liposuction, nose surgery, and gynecomastia, which is meant to treat abnormally enlarged male breasts.


  • Myth: Plastic surgery should not be done until the patient is older.
  • Fact: If you wait until you are a senior citizen before having plastic surgery, it can greatly influence your surgical outcome, sometimes negatively. If the procedure had been performed at a younger age, patients may be able to maintain the desired look without having to pull the skin very tight. At an earlier age, less drastic procedures can often be performed, which leads to better results and an appearance that is more natural and in keeping with the patient’s overall appearance.


  • Myth: Plastic surgery is only for people who are extremely self-conscious about their appearance.
  • Fact: Plastic surgery, of course, includes cosmetic procedures to improve your appearance. Plastic surgery goes further than that, though. According to numerous patient satisfaction surveys and quality of life studies, most patients who undergo cosmetic surgery enjoy improved body image and an improved sense of well-being. A patient’s decision to undergo plastic surgery is largely influenced by her improved quality of life, rather than by her vanity.


  • Myth: The recovery period after plastic surgery is long and painful.
  • Fact: Since anaesthesia and surgical techniques have advanced in recent years, recovering from general anaesthesia no longer entails a significant amount of downtime. It is often possible for patients to return to their regular routines much more quickly than ever before. Surgery will always require time to heal, but patients can usually return to normal activities within a few weeks.


  • Myth: Toxins like Botox can be dangerous.
  • Fact: A toxin secreted by a specific bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, is the basis of Botox. A Botox treatment is minimally dosed, and it has one of the best safety profiles of any medicine ever created. An experienced injector, however, can inject Botox at the correct dose without experiencing complications.


  • Myth: Fat will grow back after liposuction or you will regain the fat.
  • Fact: Originally, this myth was spread after a very small study showed that some patients gained fat within a year after their procedure. Several larger studies since then have refuted the data. Despite the fact that fat cells can enlarge in the future if you gain weight, liposuction physically removes fat cells from your body and prevents them from growing back. When liposuction is followed by a healthy diet and regular exercise after the patient has recovered from surgery, long-term results are typically achieved. Patient satisfaction with liposuction is generally high.


  • Myth: Plastic surgery is always noticeable.
  • Fact: Our plastic surgeons provide natural results that will fit your unique features and will not be immediately apparent while you undergo the procedure. Plastic surgery done well is so invisible that you can’t tell it was done at all! Plastic surgery is performed every year on several men and women. At least one of your friends has undergone plastic surgery.


  • Myth: Exercise and diet can produce the same results as plastic surgery.
  • Fact: You should maintain a healthy lifestyle for a number of reasons, including eating a variety of foods, exercising frequently, and using sunscreen frequently. The Nutrition and Physical Activity Department encourages all of our patients to follow a healthy diet and engage in physical activity. Diet and exercise are not enough when it comes to normal aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, significant weight loss, etc. Even with a healthy lifestyle, patients may not see the results they desire. Plastic surgery offers an excellent solution in these cases. There are several procedures that can be used to address problem areas in the body and give patients the appearance or a silhouette they desire.


  • Myth: Breast cancer is caused by silicone breast implants.
  • Fact: Breast cancer risk does not increase with silicone implants. A number of studies have proven that silicone implants do not increase the risk of breast cancer. If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort after getting breast implants, it is advisable to consult your doctor right away.


  • Myth: A plastic surgery procedure will stop the ageing process.
  • Fact: The ageing process cannot be slowed down by plastic surgery. Patients will continue to age even after undergoing a procedure. Plastic surgery does not slow or stop the ageing process. The ageing process is affected by a number of factors, such as lifestyle, diet, exercise, etc. And at the end of the day, it is a natural process, which cannot be halted.


  • Myth: The scars from cosmetic surgery are not visible
  • Fact: Cosmetic surgery can leave scars, just like any other surgery. This can be minimized only by an experienced and trained cosmetic surgeon. It is very common for them to be hidden and achieve a pleasing appearance by being located out of sight.


  • Myth: The result of cosmetic surgery is that you look fake.
  • Fact: Choosing the right surgeon and consulting with him in advance will greatly affect the results you achieve. The procedure is performed by an experienced and trained surgeon so that the patient appears as natural as possible.



Plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures all benefit from advanced technologies. Using cutting-edge facilities, advanced technology, fully equipped procedure suites, zero infection zones, and international standard protocols, the plastic surgeons collaborate with head and neck, oral and maxillofacial, otolaryngologists, dermatologists, oncologists, orthopaedic, and neurosurgeons to provide comprehensive medical care.