Breast implants are a very common topic among women today, but despite all the discussion, there is plenty of misinformation out there. Before considering breast implant surgery, it is important that women know the truth. Here are the five most common myths about breast implant surgery.
Myth 1: All Breast Implants Look Huge and Fake
This is one of the biggest misconceptions about breast implants today. A highly experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Patterson helps each patient choose a natural look that fits their body type well. With the proper size and placement, breast implants will look both natural and beautiful. Many patients say that other people don’t even suspect they had breast augmentation.
Myth 2: Breasts Look Perfect Immediately After Surgery
Breast implants will not look perfect immediately after surgery. At first, the implants will be higher on the chest cavity, and there may be some additional swelling. As the breasts heal, they will move into a more natural looking position and will soon look beautiful. This healing process can take a couple of weeks, and sometimes longer. As long as no major events are scheduled for the period immediately after breast augmentation, the breasts will look fantastic as expected.
Myth 3: Getting Breast Implants Will Give You the Perfect Body
Breast implants can dramatically improve the appearance of the breasts, but they don’t create an entirely new body. New breasts can improve proportions and enhance the overall appearance, but they can’t whittle down the waist or slim the thighs. Having realistic expectations is imperative when it comes to breast augmentation. Beautiful new breasts can be expected, but a perfect body cannot.
Myth 4: Recovery Is Very Painful
Recovery can be different for each patient, but an ultra painful recovery is largely a myth. Many women have very little pain during their breast augmentation recovery while others have pain for only the first few days after the procedure. The pain can easily be managed with the use of prescription medications, and most people can transition into using over the counter pain relievers after a few days.
Myth 5: You Can’t Breastfeed with Implants
Not being able to breastfeed after having breast implants is one of the most persistent myths about breast augmentation. In fact, most women who want to breastfeed are able to do so after they have breast augmentation. If women want to breastfeed in the future, Dr. Patterson will plan for the incision type and implant placement that will allow them to have the best chance of doing so.
Top 5 Myths About Breast Implants
What Comes Next?
Now that you’ve learned the truth about breast implants, you may be ready to take the next step. The team at Patterson Plastic Surgery is ready to put you on the path to the beautiful new breasts you’ve always dreamed about. Click below to arrange a consultation with Dr. Patterson.