Breast augmentation has remained the most popular cosmetic procedure performed for many years. However, there’s still a surprising number of myths and misconceptions surrounding the procedure.
Before deciding whether or not breast augmentation is right for you, it’s important to learn all the facts. So, to help, we’ve debunked three of the most common breast augmentation myths.
1. You can choose any breast implant size you want
With such a sheer amount of different size implants available, it’s easy to see why patients believe they can choose virtually any size they want. However, there’s a lot of factors which need to be considered before the right size can be chosen.
The size and shape of the natural breasts need to be taken into account. If a patient with narrow, small breasts opts to have really big implants inserted, there’s a risk the edges of the implant will be visible under the skin, or it could be palpable.
So, if you want to achieve natural looking results, you may not be able to have the size of implant inserted that you were hoping for.
2. The implants will last 10 years, then they need to be replaced
It’s true that no implants last forever. However, the ten-year guideline floating around the internet isn’t completely accurate.
The truth is, implants could need replacing at any time, whether that be 5, 10 or 15 years later. There’s a lot of things that can go wrong and the most common reason implants typically need to be replaced is down to capsular contraction or a rupture. Generally speaking, the longer it is since the implant was inserted, the more chance there is that the implant will leak or rupture.
All patients need to undergo frequent follow-up scans and appointments to ensure there are no issues with the implants and to detect any potential problems early.
3. Breast implants prevent breastfeeding
There is no evidence to suggest that breast implants pose any risk to mother or baby when it comes to breastfeeding. There is a very minor chance breastfeeding could be affected, along with nipple sensitivity, due to the incisions made within the breast tissue. However, surgeons do typically try to avoid these complications by using specific techniques and incision placement.
Many women who have undergone breast augmentation have no issues breastfeeding their baby. During your London breast augmentation consultation with Mr Paul Tulley, you will discuss all potential future complications, so you can make an informed choice on whether to proceed with surgery at this point.
If you have any further questions about breast implant surgery, call 020 7183 1559 to arrange a consultation.