Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular and frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures. It is an effective procedure for enhancing the shape and size of breasts. However, with an increase in its popularity, the myths and misconceptions about the procedure have also increased. The breast augmentation myths negatively affect the patient’s decision of undergoing the surgery and become the reason for their hesitation. There are many things that breast augmentation does not do but they are still associated with the procedure.
Myths About Breast Augmentation Procedure
Here we will discuss the top 5 myths about breast augmentation procedures that you should not believe.
1. Breast implants need to be replaced after a few years.
It is a common misconception that breast implants need replacement after every few years but it is not the case. As long as the implants are soft and the patient is satisfied with their appearance, they do not require replacement. However, the patient must be prepared for surgery in case of implant ruptures. If the implants require a lift or change in the size, surgery will be needed. Some plastic surgeons recommend replacing implants after ten years but the FDA has approved breast implants as lifetime devices.
2. You cannot breastfeed after breast augmentation.
It is another misconception that women can’t breastfeed with breast implants. The patient may lose the ability to breastfeed but it occurs in very rare cases. Moreover, it depends on the technique used for the surgery. There are two commonly used techniques for making incisions in breast augmentation:
- Incisions made in the armpit or belly button – If the implants are inserted in the breasts through such incisions there is no chance of losing the ability to breastfeed.
- Incisions made around the nipples – Such incisions for placement of implants can affect the milk ducts, nerves or milk glands, which ultimately affects breastfeeding ability.
3. Breast implants affect mammograms.
It is also a common breast augmentation myth that after having breast implants, you cannot have successful mammograms. Breast implants do not have any impact on mammograms. For successful mammograms, the technician needs to take several pictures to make sure that the entire breast has been imaged.
4. You will get the desired shape and size of breasts right after the procedure.
Breast augmentation surgery gives effective results, but it takes some time for the successful desired results to appear. Immediately after the surgery, your breasts will be swollen and bruised and these symptoms require time to subside completely. You will get the final results after the implants properly settle into their places.
5. Breast augmentation surgery gives fake and unnatural-looking results.
It is a huge misconception that breast augmentation always gives a fake and unnatural appearance to the breasts. It may occur in some cases but generally, the procedure results in a natural-looking appearance, especially when silicone implants are used. Other factors like the number of breast tissues and the position and shape of breast implants also affect the outcomes. So, discussing these issues with the plastic surgeon is important to get successful natural-looking results.
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