Breast augmentation procedures have been consistently popular for decades. What’s also been consistent is the number of myths and misconceptions that surround the decision to undergo the procedure. Here are three of the most common myths that are just not true:
1. They Always Look Fake.
This is probably the biggest myth or misconception when it comes to breast augmentations. It stems from the early days of cosmetic procedures when it was popular to choose very large, obvious implants. Today, a variety of styles are popular, from the more obvious to the very natural looking. Dr. Wortham spends a lot of time listening to his patients’ desired outcomes and planning their procedure to give them exactly what theyre looking for. In addition, advances in technique and available materials and tools mean breast augmentation procedures look more natural than ever, regardless of size preference.
2. They’re Dangerous.
Anytime someone has surgery, there is a risk involved, but that doesn’t make it dangerous. The two most common materials for breast implants are saline and silicone. Saline implants are simply filled with sterile saltwater. Leaks from these implants simply release saltwater into the body. In the past, silicone implants have been painted as potentially unsafe in the media. However, modern silicone implants have a great safety record and are very different from earlier models.
3. You Can’t Breastfeed.
If you have children after your breast augmentation surgery, you absolutely can still breastfeed. Under-the-muscle implants are the best option for those who may get pregnant and choose to breastfeed in the future, but even those with over-the-muscle implants are usually still able to produce milk for their babies. In addition, the location of the incision can help ensure the mammary glands and ducts are not disturbed. The best incision location is usually in the underarm area if future breastfeeding is a concern.