Breast augmentation is quite possibly the most popular of all cosmetic procedures, but it’s also one of the most misunderstood. Here’s a look at three of the top misconceptions surrounding breast implants and the facts that prove them wrong.
1. Breast Implants Always Look Fake
Many believe that breast implants are unnaturally large and fake-looking. The results from breast augmentation can vary greatly depending on the implants you choose. While implants can undoubtedly give you the obviously-done, attention-getting breasts if that’s your goal, a subtle, natural-looking enhancement that’s proportionate to your body can also be achieved.
2. Breast Implants Can Correct Sagging
Sagging of the breasts, or ptosis can occur as a result of age, gravity, pregnancy, nursing or a combination of these factors. Breast implants can increase the size and fullness of the breasts, but they do nothing to address the location of the breasts on your body. A breast lift can address sagging and lift the breasts to a higher position on the chest wall. For many women, a breast lift combined with implants is an ideal solution to improve the size and location of the breasts.
3. Silicone Implants Aren’t Safe
Silicone implants carry a bad connotation in the minds of many people because of their history. Years ago, silicone implants were removed from the market amid safety concerns, but they’ve since been redesigned and improved to be just as safe and reliable as saline implants. In fact, silicone implants are by far the most popular implant because they look and feel more like natural breast tissue.