Many women are still wary about breast implants due to a number of often-unsupported augmentation myths, and these myths continue to make their way into the mainstream. Fortunately, many breast augmentation myths are completely false and unfounded. Here are three common ones worth debunking.
Everyone Will Know
While some women still desire the big, bold look that many still associate with breast implants, the procedures and options available today make breast augmentation results less noticeable than one might expect. Most women want a subtle, natural look, and tailoring the procedure and implant type to achieve desired results is possible. Shape, size and location (under or over the muscle tissue) all factor into how implants will look.
Silicone Isn’t Safe
The introduction of silicone gel-filled implants as an alternative to their saline-filled counterparts brought with it a handful of silicone-based fears and concerns. Health issues surrounding autoimmune deficiency have been debunked by the FDA, and extensive tests have concluded that there are no health concerns associated with silicone implants.
Nursing Is Impossible after Implants
Many women still believe that committing to breast augmentation means no more breastfeeding. That’s simply not true. Today, breast implants are placed to minimize the risk of milk duct interference, and most women are able to breastfeed after breast augmentation. If you have breastfeeding concerns or questions, your cosmetic surgeon can address them during a consultation.
With the Internet always available for self-diagnosis, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and succumb to fears and breast augmentation myths. Fortunately, most of these myths can easily be put to rest during a thorough consultation.