We recently sat down with Brenda. We like to think of Brenda as Dr. Khanna’s sassy right hand man! She is quick witted, but also delivers the most personal patient care after surgery. She is with her patients in the days, months and even years after their surgery making sure that every single need is met. So of course, she was our go-to person to find out what she thinks the most common misconceptions are about surgery.
- Misconception #1 – Cosmetic surgery will make you appear unnatural. We like to say that Joan Rivers is the exception, not the rule. When you see people who have an unnatural appearance, of course it stands out! However, the mark of the best cosmetic plastic surgeons is the fact that you won’t actually notice their work. In the world of celebrities, many of these gorgeous women have had cosmetic surgery, but no one can tell. It’s almost like they have defied aging (but we know better *wink*). Here at ICLS, the goal of all cosmetic procedures is to highlight a person’s natural beauty. As one of our patients’ Vicki jokes in our most recent video (http://www.icls.ca/videos/patients-journey.htm)
“A lot of people say to me, have you lost weight? And I have not lost any weight! Except for these pockets of bagged fat under my eyes!”
- Misconception #2 – Plastic Surgery of the body is exclusively for the young. We blame reality television and shows like Nip/Tuck for the preponderance of this misconception. Cosmetic surgery of the body is meant for patients who are healthy and who wish to reshape a particular area of the body, whether it be the tummy, legs, arms or breasts.
- Misconception #3 – Plastic Surgery can turn you in to a carbon copy of an idolized celebrity. We all have different body and facial frameworks, skin tones and textures. So the most important thing to remember, which Dr. Khanna continually expresses, is maintaining realistic expectations!