Breast augmentation myths debunked!

Breast augmentation is often a cosmetic procedure which is used to increase breast size, improve the shape, or restore symmetry to the breasts. There are a number of reasons why patients choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery, but generally it is a matter of appearance. In other circumstances it may be used for reconstruction after breast cancer or for congenital (birth) related conditions.

Breast augmentation surgery is a popular procedure among ‘backyard practitioners’ and overseas surgeons who practice surgery with little or no formal qualification. Due to this, breast augmentation is one of the most common ‘botched’ surgeries, leading to a number of myths and misconceptions.

Myth 1: Everyone will be able to notice that your breasts are fake

Your implants should be sized to complement the size and shape of your body. Although some people believe that bigger is better, this is simply not the case. When your implants are sized appropriately, people should not be able to tell that you have breast implants.

Myth 2: Breast augmentation surgery is dangerous

Just like any surgical procedure, there are a number of risks involved in breast augmentation surgery. However, risks are minimised by careful, patient selection and planning, a highly experienced surgeon, meticulous surgical technique, and vigilant post-operative care.

Myth 3: You won’t be able to breastfeed after surgery

Breastfeeding is definitely still possible after getting breast implants. If you plan on becoming pregnant and breastfeeding in the future, it is important to let your surgeon know prior to undergoing surgery. This is to ensure the best treatment and recovery plan are selected and that there is nothing to stop you from breastfeeding after your breast augmentation surgery.

Myth 4: Scarring will be very noticeable

Scarring is generally a very small problem after surgery. Managing and taking appropriate care of your scar will determine its visibility post-surgery. If you follow your treatment plan and manage the scarring accordingly, incisions will barely be visible.

Myth 5: Your implants won’t feel like real breasts

Due to advances in modern surgical techniques and materials, it is often difficult to tell the difference between real breast tissue and artificial implants. Although you shouldn’t expect breast implants to feel exactly like natural breasts, most will feel very similar.

Types of breast implants

Most commonly, breast implants are made from silicone, or a combination of silicone and saline. Implant shape and placement will often depend on the individual; however, the most common types of implants include round and tear drop shaped implants.

Breast Augmentation surgery with Dean White

Mr Dean White is a highly qualified surgeon based in Melbourne, Victoria. Mr White is committed to ensuring the highest level of care and safety for his patients in order to ensure optimal results.

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