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Myths about Breast Implants

January 23, 2015

There are many myths surrounding breast implants. Despite its popularity and proven success in giving women fuller breasts and a more youthful appearance, confusion and misinformation still exist.

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If you’re wondering whether breast implants are safe, or if they require extensive recovery, then you might be surprised by the truth behind these myths.

Here are three of the biggest myths about breast implants, and the facts you need to know.

Breast Implants are Obvious

Women want results they can see and feel, but they also want implants to appear natural. The good news is that you can achieve fuller and firmer breasts without looking unnatural.

A skilled surgeon will help you determine the right implant, procedure, and positioning to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing and natural looking breast line. Depending on whether the implant is placed above or below the muscle will result in either a teardrop shaped breast or breasts with a rounder appearance, allowing you to have control over how natural your implants appear.

Breast Implants Cause Cancer

Sadly, this myth has only intensified the fear that women have regarding the risk of breast cancer. The disease continues to affect women all over the world, and incorrect information about breast implants leads to more confusion.

But the facts are clear: There have been no scientific studies to show that there is an increase in the risk for developing breast cancer from the use of implants. Further more, fears around autoimmune issues and implants have also not been supported.

Mammograms can still be performed as a preventive measure, but be sure to inform your doctor that you have implants to ensure no damage is done to them during your checkup.

A Difficult Recovery From Surgery

Recovering from your breast implant surgery isn’t as difficult as many believe. Your doctor can recommend the best way to ensure a speedy and full recovery by helping you take the right steps before, during, and after your surgery.

Everyone is different and the recovery can vary, but most women experience only a minor amount of discomfort, which can be easily treated with pain medication.

You may be requested to limit your movement for a short period of time after surgery, and will need to be cautious lifting heavy objects. However, consulting with your doctor to determine the time frame that will be required based on your particular procedure will ensure that you have both a fast and safe recovery!

These are three of the biggest myths about breast implants. Understanding the truth about the procedure, its safety, and recovery time will give you peace of mind and security in knowing the facts for your breast implant surgery!


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