If you want fuller, perkier, more youthful, more balanced or more natural looking breasts, breast augmentation may be the solution for you.
Chances are you know at least one person who has undergone this surgery. That’s because breast augmentation is one of the most popular forms of physical enhancement available today. But even with the vast number of women who have chosen to undergo breast enlargement, there are certain myths surrounding breast augmentation that still exist.
Here’s what you should know about the top four myths about breast augmentation.
Breast Augmentation Will Cause an Unnatural Appearance
We’ve all seen examples of breast augmentation gone wrong. When we see these women with huge, unnatural looking breasts, it’s no wonder many women are wary of getting a breast augmentation. As long as there are women who continue to think that bigger is better, there will still be plastic surgeons who are willing to fulfill their wishes. But not all breast implants have to look fake.
The bottom line is, it’s your choice. It’s up to you to choose how your new breasts will look. Ask your plastic surgeon to help you achieve a beautiful, natural shape and a size that will best fit your frame and your physique.
Breast Implants Must Be Replaced Periodically
You may have heard that if you have breast implants, you have to have them replaced every ten years or so. Not true. In most cases, breast implants remain structurally intact and natural feeling for decades.
You Can’t Breastfeed with Implants
Most women with breast implants are able to breastfeed with no problems. That’s because the current techniques used by skilled plastic surgeons significantly reduce the risk that the milk ducts or glands will be altered by breast augmentation. However, it will depend on the type of implants being used, the placement of the implants, and the way the surgery is being done. If you plan to breastfeed after breast augmentation, discuss your concerns with your plastic surgeon.
Only Saline Implants Are Safe
Silicone implants have evolved over the years. With the earliest models there was a risk of leakage. But the materials and the techniques used in breast augmentation are much better than they used to be. The silicone sacs are now much stronger and more resilient, and the forms of silicone that are used today are denser, making them less likely to migrate through tissues.
To find out if breast implants are right for you, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Port City Plastic Surgery serves Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant and Summerville, South Carolina from two locations in Charleston and Daniel Island.