Myths and truths about breast implants
Breast implant surgery is perplexed by myths and different kinds of rumors. That’s why if you’re interested or planning to undergo this kind of surgery, it is important to know the myths and truth about this procedure from trusted resources.
Here are the most popular myths and the truth behind each one:
Myth #1: Breast implants always appear unnatural and false
Truth: Not all breast implants appear unnatural. It depends on your surgeon’s skill and right recommendation on what type and size of implant would best suit your body and your needs.
Myth #2: Breast implants are always subject to ruptures
Truth: Breast implants made to withstand enough pressure and force. They are ensured to withstand and tolerate the person’s activities.
Myth #3: Patients get breast implants to draw partners
Truth: Based on statistics, the major reason for women who want to get breast implants is to restore their self-esteem and their self-confidence by having a more presentable figure and profile.
Myth #4: Results of all breast implant surgeries are always similar
Truth: The result of the breast implant surgery varies from patient to patient. It depends on a number of factors, including the implant type and size and the existing composition of your breasts and your surgeon’s experience and skills.
Myth #5: Breast implants can make you lose your breastfeeding capability
Truth: Women will retain their breastfeeding capability after the surgery. Though it might be difficult for others, it will be determined by a number of factors, too.
Myth #6: Breast implant surgery is only for patients who want to have a C cup
Truth: Breast implants are available in different shapes and sizes, in addition to the C cup.
Myth #7: If you have asymmetrical breasts, the smaller breast will get the implant to match the large breast
Truth: An ideal implant size and shape would be selected by your surgeon and a customized surgical approach would be used depending on what suits you best.
Myth #8: It is always wise to position the implant under the breast muscle
Truth: The implants would be placed depending on your existing breast composition, tissue and skin availability, aesthetic goals and implant type.
Myth #9: The patient experiences unbearable pain and discomfort after breast implant surgery
Truth: The level of pain and discomforts after the surgery depends on the patient’s pain tolerance level. There are prescribed medications to help the patient deal with pain.
Myth #10: Silicone implants are dangerous for health
Truth: Silicone implants are completely safe and approved by the FDA.
Myth #11: One should wait for the breasts to fully grow before getting breast implants
Truth: Patients in the age bracket of 18 to 50 years can qualify for the surgery.
Myth #12: Any doctor can carry out the breast implant surgery
Truth: You must only trust a highly qualified, Board-Certified plastic surgeon to perform your breast implant surgery.
Myth #13: Patients must replace their breast implant after every 10 years
Truth: You can continue to wear the implants as long as you are happy and as long as there is no complication.