5 Myths About Breast Augmentation

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Even with the significant popularity of Breast Augmentation surgery, there are still myths about the procedure. If you have decided to get a Breast Augmentation and are doing the research before your procedure, you may come across information that may not be true. It’s essential to be able to differentiate between what information is accurate and what are misconceptions. Below are some common myths about Breast Augmentation surgery.

  1. I can’t breastfeed with implants

This is probably one of the biggest myths when it comes to implants. However, this is not the case- the ability to breastfeed after a Breast Augmentation varies on a few different factors. As long as there is no disturbance to the nipples and milk ducts, the ability to breastfeed should be unaffected. In fact, certain breast augmentation methods may make breastfeeding easier than others.

2. I’ll need to replace my implants frequently

There is no reason to replace your implants unless a complication occurs. Although surgeons recommend getting implants checked after ten years, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll need them replaced. Many women have had their implants last for more than 20 years while still looking soft and natural-looking. One of the most common complications with saline implants is leakage. And although this is not dangerous, the leaking implant has to be removed and replaced.

3. My breasts will look fake

Modern advancements have made it possible for breast implants to look and feel natural. Every patient is different and different methods will be used to achieve the patient’s desire results in the most natural way possible. The position and placement of the breasts are significant factors when it comes to natural-looking breasts. Ultimately, each augmentation is tailored to every individual patient.

4. I’ll lose sensation after a Breast Augmentation

Post-breast augmentation, it is normal for patients to lose sensation around the nipples. However, as your nerves heal and adjust, the feeling will return gradually as you fully recover. It’s rare to lose sensation on the nipples permanently.

5. Results will show immediately

Like most cosmetic procedures, results won’t be evident immediately post-surgery. There is going to be swelling while your body recovers. After surgery, your muscle’s reaction is to contract, resulting in visible swelling and the implants resting high on the chest. The swelling will subside as you go through the recovery process, and the implants will settle into a natural position. You can expect to see final results at approximately 8 to 12 weeks.