The importance of researching plastic surgery Plastic surgery is a field of medicine that has seen a tremendous increase in demand over the last decade. The procedures are now safer than ever and the results more natural. Aside from these two important aspects, most plastic surgeons now offer different payment options and there are even financial companies offering loans for patients interested in undergoing plastic surgery. This means that aesthetic surgery is no longer only for the rich and famous, but something that people coming from different economic and social backgrounds can avail. With plastic surgery, we can reduce or erase the signs of aging from the body and face, correct congenital imperfections, improve the appearance of the body after trauma or accidents, and augment or reduce the size of certain features of the body. The advancements in plastic surgery even make it possible to change the shape of the body for some patients by using a combination of procedures such as liposuction and fat transfer. Nowadays we can achieve things with plastic surgery that our predecessors only dreamt of. Moreover, the procedures are safe and the materials we use are of high quality and FDA approved. However, despite free information being available everywhere nowadays, there are people who still believe myths related to plastic surgery and have no idea what the reality is. Myths like liposuction is a weight loss method, the abdomen won’t make any folds when sitting down after the tummy tuck, and breast implants are forever are just a few of the things we hear from patients that come to the office for the consultation before plastic surgery. We strongly believe in the importance of educating oneself with plastic surgery, and surgeons who invest time and put in the efforts to educate the public contribute tremendously. As we say, an informed patient is a ready patient. A plastic surgery entails a certain preparation period and a recovery period, and during these times patients need to follow a strict conduct to avoid complications. Moreover, there are risks and complications that are associated with any kind of surgery. Even something as simple as a paper cut can lead to an infection in certain cases, so it is important for patients to understand what can occur in the days, weeks and even years following a certain procedure they want to undergo. Being aware of the results and also the timeframe in which the final results transpire is another crucial factor. In this manner, we avoid repeated surgery due to the fact that the patient achieved unsatisfactory results or the outcomes were not as per the patient’s expectations. Clearly communicating the aesthetic goals you aim to achieve as well as choosing an experienced, talented, board-certified plastic surgeon are essential for the success of your procedure.