Summary: If you’re thinking about having breast augmentation, you may have heard a lot of inaccurate information from various sources. It can be difficult to make an informed decision or even figure out if continuing to look into breast augmentation is right for you with that cloud of confusion.
Before moving forward with breast enlargement, it’s important to get to the bottom of those rumors and find factual answers to all of your questions. Here’s a look at five common rumors about breast augmentation that should be taken with a grain of salt.
1. The Results Always Look Fake
Your breast augmentation results should be customized to your goals and anatomy and can be as dramatic or as subtle as you would like. A variety of shapes and types of implants are available today that can produce very natural-looking results.
If you want results that don’t look overly dramatic, tell your plastic surgeon. He or she will help educate you about how implant size, shape and material affect your results and help you select the right implant for the look you want to achieve.
2. Implants Can’t Feel Real
In addition to appearing natural, breast augmentation results can also feel like natural breasts. Most women find that silicone implants offer a more natural texture than their saline counterparts, especially for women with very little breast tissue.
Talk with your plastic surgeon about how the size and placement of your implants may affect how real they feel. A larger, high profile implant with less breast tissue coverage may look and feel less natural than a smaller, lower-profile implant. Additionally, some women benefit from submuscular implant placement, which adds more coverage over the breast implant.
3. You Can’t Breastfeed with Implants
Women opt for breast augmentation at various stages in their lives. Some women wait until after they have had children to help reverse the lost volume that can be caused by pregnancy or breastfeeding. Those women who choose to augmentation before having children, however, should be able to breastfeed without any problems caused by the implants. If you plan to breastfeed, be sure to tell your plastic surgeon so he or she can give you the best recommendation on placement of the implants and incision type.
4. Good Results Are Only Possible with Silicone
Silicone implants remain the number one pick among women opting for breast augmentation because of their more natural feel. However, saline implants can also provide beautiful results in the right candidate and many women prefer saline implants for a variety of reasons. Round saline implants can create enhanced cleavage and a fuller look on top, which can be beneficial for women interested in replacing lost volume or aiming for a perky, youthful-looking figure.
5. Any Surgeon Can Perform Breast Augmentation
Although it’s technically true that any surgeon can perform breast augmentation, not all breast augmentations are created equal. When it comes to achieving the best breast augmentation results, your surgeon makes all the difference. Take the time to find a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast enhancement and has extensive experience performing breast enlargement surgery. You can also ask to see before-and-after photos of real patients who have had breast augmentation with your surgeon to make sure he or she is skilled in creating the look you want. A specialist will be aware of advancements in the field and the best techniques to give you the results you’re looking for.