As one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the United States, there is no shortage of resources revealing everything you want to know about breast augmentation. Unfortunately, not all of the information you may find is entirely correct. Below are three common myths Dr. Stafford R. Broumand and Dr. Daniel Maman often hear from prospective breast augmentation patients at 740 Aesthetic, as well as the truth behind the misinformation.
- Breast augmentation always looks fake. When performed by an experienced board certified plastic surgeon, this is certainly not true – particularly here in New York City where we tend to utilize implants that are smaller and more closely resemble the appearance of natural breasts. In fact, recent advancements in the shape and design of breast implants have led to more natural looking and feeling breast augmentation results than ever before. Need proof? Check out results from our before-and-after photo gallery.
- Silicone implants can be dangerous, sometimes causing serious health issues such as autoimmune disease or even cancer. In truth, this claim has been disproved by many legitimate studies conducted throughout the last couple decades. Since their FDA approval and reintroduction to the market in 2006, no connection has been found between silicone implants and these aforementioned diseases, and in the rare instance of a leak and/or rupture, the silicone gel material inside the implant should not affect surrounding tissues. This is particularly true of newer cohesive gel implants, commonly known as “gummy bear” implants.
- Breastfeeding after breast augmentation is not possible. Contrary to this popular misconception, if you have the ability to breastfeed prior to receiving breast implants, you should still be able to do so following your augmentation. Reason being, the placement and positioning of implants – when done by a board certified plastic surgeon – does not disrupt breast tissues and/or milk production glands. For more information about this subject, click here.
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To discover the truth behind other common breast augmentation myths, or if you would like to learn more about the three misconceptions above, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our board certified plastic surgeons.