5 of the Biggest Myths About Breast Augmentation
As the number one cosmetic procedure in the world, everyone has an opinion when it comes to breast augmentations. With each new development that is made for these sort of procedures, people find themselves conflicted as they hear more and more misconceptions and myths about breast implants. Before you let anything negatively affect your decisions, let us debunk any myths you may have heard about breast augmentation procedures.
Here are 5 of the most common breast augmentation myths:
MYTH: Implants look and feel unnatural
Although breasts with implants most likely will not feel as soft as natural breasts, implants are a great substitute for fuller and firmer breasts. With advancements in technology, it is now easier than ever to achieve very natural-looking breasts while feeling confident and satisfied with the results. Dr. Walker understands the importance of you feeling comfortable in your skin.
MYTH: Implants must be replaced every 5 years
Since results are different for everyone, there is no set time frame for when implants should be replaced. Unless problems occur, replacements are not necessary within a 5-10 year range. Long term results may vary and changes may occur in the breasts due to normal aging, fluctuations in weight, pregnancy and other factors. Although today’s implants are made from state-of-the-art materials, they will not necessarily last a lifetime.
MYTH: You cannot breastfeed with implants
Believe it or not, there actually isn’t any medical evidence that shows breast implants interfere with breastfeeding. Breastfeeding abilities vary with all women, regardless of surgeries or cosmetic procedures. Women who have had breast augmentations do not risk exposing their babies to excessive amounts of silicone either. Breasts that are surgically enlarged with silicone or saline implants may cause nipples to feel more or less sensitive than normal. You won’t technically know your ability to breastfeed until you try.
MYTH: Implants are just for women who want very large breasts
Breast implants can be for women of all shapes and sizes. Although many people assume that women want implants just to show off larger breasts, it isn’t true for everyone. Many women in the U.S. actually prefer subtle, more natural-looking augmentations. It’s all about feeling confident and comfortable, even for women in more conservative environments.
MYTH: Breast implants are dangerous
Most types of cosmetic surgeries come with some sort of risk. However, since many improvements have been made to breast implants over the last 40-50 years, they are now safer than ever before. There may be issues with the implant getting hard, distorted, or rupturing, but studies show they are safer than ever before.
Those who come in to Allure Plastics for breast augmentation can be looking for anything from restoring lost volume due to pregnancy, improving self-confidence, correcting asymmetry, correcting a congenital absence of breast tissue, and more. Breast augmentation is a very personal choice, and each individual who seeks breast augmentation has their own individual goals and desired appearance.
For more information on breast augmentation procedures, click here or contact Allure Plastics at 769-300-2946. Individual results may vary.