Most Common Misconceptions About Breast Augmentation

When a woman is considering undergoing breast augmentation she often has concerns that are based on myth. Many women come into a breast augmentation consultation misinformed. To follow is a look into the most common misconceptions women have about breast augmentation, and the truth behind these myths.

Top Five Myths About Breast Augmentation

  1. istock_000021884991_large-300x199Breast Implants Look Fake and Oversized. This is not the case, unless that’s the desired result of the patient. Breast augmentation is customized to fit the needs of each individual patient. Therefore, if a patient desires a natural-looking silhouette, a skilled board certified plastic surgeon can help the patient select breast implants that are the best size and shape for her particular body type.
  2. Breast Implants Last Your Entire Life. Although breast implants can last a very long time and are considered safe, the major breast implant manufacturers recommend replacing implants every 10 years. It’s recommended that after breast augmentation, women closely monitor their breasts throughout their lifetime to ensure they are remaining healthy and that there are no irregularities with the implants.
  3. Breast Augmentation Will Give me the Perfect Body. Breast augmentation is an enhancement procedure. This means that breast augmentation can only improve upon what you already have. Although breast implants may create the illusion of a smaller waist and better align the patient’s proportions, breast augmentation alone will not change the contour of your silhouette. It’s important patients have realistic expectations before undergoing breast augmentation. Make sure you ask your surgeon any and all questions you may have, and clearly depict your surgical goals during the consultation setting.
  4. Surgical Results Are Immediately Noticeable. This is partially true. After breast augmentation, your breasts will be visibly larger, however, due to swelling breasts will sit higher on the chest initially than they will once they have settled and swelling as subsided. Six to eight weeks after surgery is when true results are most noticeable.
  5. Breast Augmentation Recovery Takes a Long Time and is Very Painful. Pain is managed with prescription pain killers immediately following surgery. Most patients report feeling uncomfortable for the first few days, and are back to work within two weeks. The pain isn’t unbearable, and most patients are back to work within a week, but cannot lift heavy objects for at least a month.

Considering Breast Augmentation? Contact Dr. Perron.

For more information about breast augmentation, contact Dr. Wayne R. Perron today to schedule a consultation. Our offices are located in Calgary, Alberta, and can be reached at 403.228.7076. We look forward to hearing from you.

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