Busting 6 Common Myths About Breast Augmentation

Busting 6 Common Myths About Breast Augmentation
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Due to the continuous popularity of breast augmentation surgery, it is a common topic of conversation among many adults. Unfortunately, the conversations can sometimes include misconceptions and myths about the treatment.

The misinformation about breast augmentation can deter potential candidates from the treatment or lead to stress in those who have already undergone the procedure. Here are some common myths about breast augmentation and the facts you need to know if you’re considering the treatment.

Myth #1: Implants Make the Breasts Look Fake

One of the most common misconceptions about breast implants is that it makes the breasts look fake. However, new implant technology allows surgeons to use better designs and materials to help the breasts look more natural.

The demand for breast augmentation also allows more surgeons to train in the field, becoming skilled at the task. When a knowledgeable professional performs your breast augmentation, the chances of your breasts looking fake are very low.

Doctor holding a sample of prothesis in each hand
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Myth #2: Implants Cause Cancer

Breast implants inserted during reconstruction do not cause breast cancer, and they don’t increase your chances of getting breast cancer. Implants are sometimes linked to cancer because women with breast implants have a higher chance of developing anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL). However, this does mean that implants are the cause of cancer, as there is no evidence to support this myth.

Myth #3: Breast Augmentation Leaves Unsightly Scars Forever

Thanks to modern technology and the precision of skilled plastic surgeons, there are methods available to hide surgical incisions. If you visit a qualified plastic surgeon, discuss your concerns about scarring with them. The chances are that they will inform you about the options to hide the scars, such as through incisions in the armpit or the belly button.

Myth #4: You Cannot Breastfeed with Implants

Breast augmentation doesn’t pose a medical risk for mothers of their babies. According to research, mothers don’t generally face complications while breastfeeding. However, some women can face complications while nursing, but it can occur at the same rate as women with no implants. However, you should let your surgeon know if you plan to breastfeed after getting implants to ensure that you don’t have any underlying health issues that could cause problems.

Woman sitting on the floor breastfeeding her baby
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Myth #5: Implants Guarantees Perky Breasts

Your breasts can change due to multiple factors, such as age, weight, and pregnancy. Implants cannot guarantee perky breasts, as the results can vary from person to person. If you’re concerned about saggy breasts, you may need to get a breast lift or other perform of treatment to tackle the issue.

Myth #6: It is Necessary to Replace Implants Every Ten Years

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) discussed a 2011 FDA report explaining that 80 percent of patients didn’t need to replace their implants every ten years. So, everyone doesn’t need to replace implants every ten years.

You can benefit from breast augmentation by learning the facts instead of believing the myths and misconceptions surrounding the treatment. Speak to a medical expert to clear any doubts before deciding if the treatment is right for you.


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Katherine Baldwin

Katherine is just getting her start as a journalist. She attended a technical school while still in high school where she learned a variety of skills, from photography to nutrition. Her enthusiasm for both natural and human sciences is real so she particularly enjoys covering topics on medicine and the environment.

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