If you’re like most people, you turn to Google when you want more information about an unfamiliar topic. But when it comes to facial plastic surgery, the Internet is not always the most reliable place to find accurate information. In fact, the Internet is teeming with myths and mistruths.

Dr. David Magilke, known as the Portland Face Doctor, is a much more trustworthy source of information about facial plastic surgery than “Dr. Google.” Here, he clears up some of the facial plastic surgery myths that are commonly perpetuated on the Internet.

Facial Plastic Surgery Is Risky

No plastic surgery procedure is without risk. But these risks are significantly reduced when the surgeon performing the operation is properly trained and experienced. Dr. Magilke has decades of experience and knows how to minimize the risks of surgery and handle rare complications should they occur. He will speak to you at length during your pre-operative consultation to ensure you understand the surgical risks as well as what he does to mitigate them.

Facial Plastic Surgery Leaves Noticeable Scars

As Dr. Magilke mentioned in his last blog post, all surgical incisions leave a scar. But knowledgeable, experienced facial plastic surgeons know how to hide and minimize scarring so it is very discreet. For example, facelift incisions can be hidden along the hairline and eyelid surgery incisions can be hidden in the natural folds and creases of the eyelids.

Facial Plastic Surgery Is for Women Only

Men can enjoy the rejuvenating effects of facial plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic treatments, too! The key to great results is choosing a surgeon that understands how to preserve a man’s masculine features while making subtle improvements.

Facial Plastic Surgery Is Expensive

Dr. Magilke believes in providing quality care at fair prices. Also, thanks to advanced technology, there are plenty of minimally invasive ways to rejuvenate the face (e.g., Botox, fillers, skin resurfacing treatments) that are available at a lower price point than surgery.

The Bottom Line

Anytime you read about facial plastic surgery online, verify the source of the information. Is the article authored by a medical professional with the proper credentials? Do they have the experience needed to back up their claims?

Dr. Magilke would be happy to discuss questions or concerns you have about facial plastic surgery and will always give you accurate information and honest advice. You can reach him by calling (503) 297-6511 or emailing our practice.