Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic procedures carried out today. However, despite its popularity, there are still a lot of myths surrounding the surgery. Here, we’ll reveal the truth behind five common myths.
Myth #1: The procedure lasts a lifetime
The results do last a long time, but they aren’t permanent. No implants last a lifetime, and they will need to be replaced after 15-25 years on average. The lifespan of breast augmentation does keep increasing, however, in line with advancements in implant technology.
Myth #2: Breast augmentation with fat is better
Fat grafting to the breast provides an excellent alternative to increase breast volume and improve the shape, without the need for breast implants. Additionally, this would avoid the need for replacement. With small to moderate augmentations, and where there is sufficient spare fat, this technique provides excellent results. However, augmentation beyond this may require a second procedure. Alternatively, fat grafting to the breast can be combined with a breast implant to achieve the desired volume.
Myth #3: Breast implants increase your risk of cancer
There hasn’t been any significant evidence to suggest that breast implants increase the risk of cancer. Both saline and silicone implants haven’t been associated with an increase in risk.
Having breast implants doesn’t affect breast screening and you should continue to go for regular check-ups.
Myth #4: You won’t be able to breastfeed
Undergoing breast augmentation won’t impact your ability to breastfeed. Most patients find they can breastfeed without any issues.
Myth #5: You will lose sensation within the nipple
Although a loss of sensation in the nipples is a potential complication, it is rare. In fact, if the incision is made within the fold of the breast, it can have the opposite effect where sensation in the nipple increases.
Find out the truth about breast augmentation
We have listed some of the most common myths relating to breast augmentation. To get the best idea of what to expect, book a consultation with Mr Paul Tulley. He can answer any questions you may have about this popular procedure.