Myths About Breast Augmentation Surgery

January 31 2015

Many women are unhappy about the size or shape of their breasts. If you have been considering breast augmentation but have heard warnings that have made you think twice, it’s important to determine whether the rumors you’ve heard are true. There are many myths concerning breast augmentation that are simply not true. Read on for a list of some of the most common fallacies.

“You have to have breast implants replaced every five years.”

This is one of the most common erroneous thoughts about this type of cosmetic surgery. Breast implants can last decades in many cases. Some patients do end up coming back to have their implants replaced, but this is more often because they want to have their breasts lifted or to change the shape or size. If your implants feel hard or don’t look as good as they used to, call your surgeon to talk about a revision surgery. If they are still soft and look the way you want them to, then there’s no need to have them replaced.

“Everyone will be able to tell.”

Today’s breast augmentation procedures and materials are designed to help your implants look as natural as possible. Your surgeon will talk to you about choosing implants that are the right size for your body frame and current size; this will help avoid the appearance of having breast implants. Although implants do not feel as soft as your natural breasts, they should not feel hard. Your surgeon will give you advice that will help keep your breasts feeling as natural as possible.

“Silicone can leak all over your body.”

Decades ago, a type of implant was often used that did allow for leakage and migration of the silicone liquid inside. Today, this type of implant is no longer used. Instead, the silicone implants are made so that if they were to break in some rare circumstance, the silicone would stay put. To reassure you further, it’s important to be aware that there were no autoimmune problems or cancers linked to leaking silicone implants, even back in the late 20th century, when they were used.

To learn more about breast augmentation or breast lift, contact the Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists today. A member of our friendly medical staff will gladly answer all of your questions and concerns. Schedule a one-on-one consultation today by calling (404) 255-2975.