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3 Breast Augmentation Myths Debunked

breast augmentation mythsAs 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.

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.

How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

breast implants

This is an excellent question that all breast augmentation patients should ask. Unfortunately, breast implant manufacturers do not provide a specific timeframe for their devices, largely because they can’t guarantee particular implants will last a certain length of time before leaking, rupturing, and/or needing to be replaced. As a result,…

Our Holistic Approach to Getting Your Legs Ready for Summer

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Regardless of whether you are considering a surgical or non-surgical treatment to get your legs summer-ready, our plastic surgeons – Dr. Daniel Maman and Dr. Stafford R. Broumand – employ a holistic approach to not only enhance the quality of your outcomes, but also improve your general well-being. In short,…

Non-Surgical Treatments for Summer-Ready Legs

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Summer is right around the corner – are you ready to show off your legs? At 740 Aesthetics, our board certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Stafford R. Broumand and Dr. Daniel Maman, offer several non-surgical treatment options that can diminish stubborn fat buildups and tighten loose skin on the legs with…

What Is Cellulite and How Can It Be Treated?


Cellulite – which is subcutaneous fat that causes unwanted dimpling in the skin – affects the vast majority of post pubescent women. The most common myth regarding this condition is that it affects overweight and obese women only. In truth, cellulite not only affects overweight and obese women, but normal…

What is Recovery from Abdominoplasty Like?


When considering abdominoplasty – more commonly referred to as tummy tuck surgery – many prospective patients have a number of questions regarding potential postoperative pain, the use of surgical drains, a timeframe for when certain activities can be resumed, and various other aspects of the recovery process. While answers to…

Am I a Candidate for Tummy Tuck Surgery?


In my experience, there’s a common misconception that abdominoplasty – also known as tummy tuck surgery – is a procedure designed to get rid of fat for people who are overweight or even obese. In actuality, abdominoplasty should be thought of more as a skin operation. With this in mind,…

What Are My Tummy Tuck Options?


When I first began practicing, the two standard approaches to abdominoplasty were the full tummy tuck and the mini tummy tuck. As a more comprehensive surgery, the full tummy tuck generally encompassed the area extending from the ribcage down to the pubic region, and it often involved the excision of…

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