A recent survey of 1,000 people with no prior history of plastic surgery recently revealed that almost 50% of respondents would be open to getting their first-ever plastic surgery.
If you were to get one, what would you get? Would you get a facelift or a tummy tuck? Or would you get a breast augmentation of some sort?
You may have considered breast augmentation over the years, but something may have stood in your way. Maybe it was something that someone told you, or something that you read on the internet.
There are a lot of myths floating around out there about breast augmentation. So, let’s set the record straight about a few things that are simply untrue.
1. They Look Fake
If you grew up in the 1990s, you may not have a great opinion of breast implants. Your mental image of what a boob job looks like may look something like Pamela Anderson jogging down the beach on Baywatch, or Posh Spice after her infamous torpedo bazooka implants.
However, it’s important to know that the techniques and technology have come incredibly far over the last decade or so. There is no need to look or feel like you have fake boobs.
Most notably, the modern silicone cohesive gel breast implant is designed to look and feel like a normal breast. Even more incredibly, they are designed to actually move like real breasts. If you are standing vertically, they will take on the traditional teardrop shape. However, when you’re horizontal or lying down, they will take on a more rounded shape.
2. You Can’t Breast Feed After Getting Them
This is one of the more common myths out there, but it’s simply not true. Countless women have had breast implants and gone on to breastfeed their children without any sort of issues.
Of course, if you still intend to have children following your surgery, this is a very important conversation to have with your plastic surgeon.
3. They Will Leak or Rupture if You Work Out in Them
It’s very possible that this myth is another leftover from the 90s and early 2000s. Previous generations of breast implant technology (i.e. saline implants) were known to leak or rupture, causing very serious health concerns.
However, modern cohesive gel implants will not rupture, leak, or break. They are actually warrantied for life by the manufacturers.
If you were to opt for saline breast implants, they would be more susceptible to damage and you would probably have to replace them every 10 years.
These are only 3 of the many myths out there about breast augmentation. There are many more.
If you’ve heard something negative about breast implants, it may be keeping you from getting the surgery you’ve always wanted. You will definitely want to fact-check it with a certified and experienced plastic surgeon. It would be a shame if misinformation was all that was standing between you and your dream body.
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