As breast augmentation continues to grow in popularity, people are talking about it more and more often. Unfortunately, this is leading to many misconceptions about the procedure and its results.
If you are dissatisfied with your breasts, you should learn the truth about breast augmentation to learn if it should be right for you. Some of the most common misconceptions include:
Implants Always Look Fake
You probably only notice breast implants when they don’t look realistic–which is why this myth persists. But in reality, you probably have met women with breast implants and never noticed. That’s because breast implants can look real when carefully selected and placed by an experienced surgeon.
Factors that affect how real implants look include the size of the implant, the shape of the implant and where it is placed on your chest. Your plastic surgeon can work with you to choose the right implants for your body.
Breast Augmentation Helps Sagging Boobs
You might think that breast implants will help fill in sagging boobs, but in fact they can weigh them even further. If you have sagging breasts, you will need a breast lift to bring them higher and get rid of any excess skin.
Fortunately, you can combine a breast lift and a breast augmentation into one cosmetic procedure. When the two procedures are put together, you can getter fuller, higher breasts that can help you look much younger.
You Can’t Breastfeed With Breast Implants
If you receive breast implants when you are young, you may be concerned about your ability to breastfeed in the future. Fortunately, breast implants can be placed in a way so that you can safely breastfeed later in life.
Breast milk is produced by the lobes and ducts in the breasts. These structures aren’t removed during breast augmentation, and the implants do not affect the way they work. If you hope to breastfeed in the future, let your plastic surgeon know.
Implants Aren’t Safe
You may have heard horror stories about implants bursting. While this was more common with older implants, new implants are safer and more structured. They are very durable medical materials that are rigorously tested. Saline implants burst less than 10 percent of the time in the first decade of wear, while silicone implants burst even less often.
Breast Implants Need Replaced Every 10 Years
Breast implants don’t need replaced every 10 years. In fact, as long as the implants have not ruptured and you are pleased with your appearance, you won’t need them replaced. Over time, the likelihood of rupture increases, but as long as you monitor your breast health, your implants can remain in place.
At Galardi | Bowen Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, we provide high quality breast implants and personalized breast augmentation surgeries. We help you prepare for your procedure and understand what to expect so you feel confident in your choice to undergo breast augmentation–and feel confident in your results after your recovery. Contact us today at (757)496-5556 for your breast augmentation consultation.