Common Myths and Misconceptions about Breast Implants 

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Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures out there. Along with the popularity comes increased media coverage and open discussions concerning the procedure. As such, most people understand what getting breast implants can or cannot offer them. However, it’s still amazing to discover that there are so many misconceptions out there. To get a better understanding of this procedure, the following are some myths about breast implants you should be aware of.

Implants last forever 

It’s worth noting that implants are long-lasting and can serve you for up to 15 years, but as with everything else human-made, they can’t last forever. According to research, most implants tend to last for 10-15years, but that’s only an estimate. Several factors come in to determine how long your implants will last. Some patients stay with their implants for well over 20 years, while others require implant replacement after 4 or 5 years due to various complications such as a rupture, leak, or capsular contracture. Don’t be deceived that your implants will last forever. However, the good thing is that there’s an implant replacement to take care of any problems you may have.

Bigger implants are better.

While most women want bigger breasts, the bigger the implant’s size, the more the complications get. When you get your surgeon to place a larger implant into your breast, issues of mal-positioning and excessive thinning of tissues might be a bother. Such problems cannot go on without getting addressed since they have a direct impact on physical appearance. They might require costly and time-consuming extra surgeries. Before deciding on your breast implant size, you should consult with an experienced Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon. However, if sizing is left to you to decide, don’t be fooled by the notion that bigger is better.

Breasts tend to look fake after augmentation.

With evolving technology, aesthetic surgeries make use of better techniques making it hard to tell the difference between natural and enhanced breasts. It’s worth noting that breast augmentation is a personal procedure since women’s bodies are different. A surgeon performs a procedure explicitly tailored for a particular individual. Through technology, results of breast implants are now more natural than ever.

You won’t be able to breastfeed ever again.

Most people believe that augmented breasts will be an issue when the time comes to breastfeed a newborn baby. It’s one of the main reasons that most women don’t consider breast augmentation. However, this is only a misconception. Breast implants don’t tamper with breast milk ducts since it’s a careful procedure by highly trained professionals. Women should breastfeed normally after the surgery. Most people tend to forget that most women with or without breast implants go through various challenges when it comes to breastfeeding. Your doctor’s advice should guide you to make the right decision.

Breast augmentation has become quite popular among many women in recent years. It has helped many achieve their body goals and feel more confident about their appearance. Don’t let the above misconceptions prevent you from getting a particular procedure. With new techniques and implant designs, patient satisfaction is almost guaranteed, so don’t listen to misinformed individuals.