Fact or fiction? Popular Myths & Misconceptions About Breast Implants

Breast implants are one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries currently out. Every year hundreds of thousands of American women undergo breast augmentation. The procedure popularity has brought a lot of media coverage and discussion about breast implants. From this, common myths and misconceptions about breast augmentation have arisen.

5 Breast Implant Myths

1. Implants need to be replaced after 10 years

Breast implants aren’t made to last forever. Breast implants may need to be replaced due to several reasons including rupture, leakage, or capsular contracture. The longer the implants have been in, the higher risk one has of developing an issue. When a complication due to the implant arises, the implant should be removed.

2. Breast implants cause autoimmune diseases

There are a number of patients who have developed health problems and associated these health problems with their breast implants. However, these are anecdotal reports. Scientific studies have completely refuted this idea, though it prevails in media reports.

3. Implants are harmful to breastfeeding

Those who want to have breast implants and want a child may be concerned about the risks it may pose to breast feeding. However, studies have shown that there is no risk to babies associated with mothers who’ve had breast implants.

4. Women can go as big as they want

A consultation with a doctor will reveal whether you are suitable for getting the desired cup size. The exact cup size desired may not be attainable and it is difficult to predict what the cup size will be after surgery, due to the variation in bra size.

5. Any cosmetic surgeon can perform breast implants surgery

Rigorous training, tons of experience and certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is required to perform cosmetic surgeries. This does not mean that every surgeon has had experience performing every surgery. The best results are going to come from a cosmetic doctor who has had long and comprehensive experience with breast surgery.

If you’re considering breast implants, place your questions and concerns in the uniquely qualified hands of a board-certified plastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Roche. He is one of the few double board certified surgeons in Southeast Michigan that is dedicated to staying on top of technology and procedures. With over 30 years of experience in cosmetic surgery, he is skilled in various surgical and non-surgical procedures such as Botox and breast augmentations. Contact us today to get more information.