Data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons indicates that about 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures were done in 2017, with breast augmentation being the most popular. There is a lot of misinformation that surrounds breast augmentation. Indeed, most patients who consult us on breast augmentation in Houston, are surprised that they know so little about it. In this post, we debunk some of the most popular myths surrounding breast augmentation.
- Silicone breast implants are not safe
There are two types of breast implants: saline and silicone gel implants. The debate about the safety of silicone breasts implants has been around since they first came about in 1962. After extensive research, there has been no connection between these implants and serious health concerns. Your surgeon may recommend one implant over the other due to factors such as your body type and the current size of your breasts.
- You will not be able to breastfeed if you have undergone a breast augmentation procedure
Most women think that they have to wait until they are through with lactation to undergo breast augmentation. This is because they fear that the procedure will interfere with the milk ducts or that the milk will not be safe for the baby. You should not have to worry about such if you inform your surgeon that you intend to breastfeed in the future.
- The breasts will not feel right
Most women fear that their breasts will never feel right after the procedure. This is not true. Immediately after the procedure, you will experience some tightness in the chest area. Your breasts and nipple might have less feeling a few days after the procedure. While the recovery process is different for each person, most women feel natural within three months.
- Implants need to be replaced every 10 years
This is perhaps the most common myth about breast implants. Most implants will not need to be replaced unless there are issues such as a leakage or a rupture. Routine follow-ups will help establish whether there are any issues with your implants.
- Everyone will know you’ve undergone breast augmentation
A meticulously done breast augmentation procedure will give your breasts a natural look. Most problems associated with breast augmentation procedures are simple errors such as using implants that are too big or placing them too high. This is why you must choose an experienced cosmetic surgeon who will consider your weight, height, and the shape and size of your natural breasts. Before undergoing your breast augmentation in Houston, TX, a specialist will take you through comprehensive patient education to help you separate fact from fiction. In addition to guiding you through your options, we will take the time to educate you on the risks and benefits of each procedure.