If you’ve been thinking about breast implants but have yet to commit due to some negative rumors, you may find that those “facts” that you’ve heard are likely misconceptions about the procedure. With its immense popularity, the breast augmentation has received some speculation and criticism as technology has changed and improved. Keep reading to learn more about these misconceptions and, hopefully, we’ll be able to get some questions answered.
You Should Replace Your Implants Every 10 Years
While any artificial implant is not intended to last forever, the main complication that would warrant removal is if they leak or rupture. In the event that a saline implant leaks, the saline will be absorbed by the body. However, if a silicone implant becomes damaged and leaks, the gel would need to be surgically removed to avoid complications. While these complications are possible, they are not guaranteed to happen within the 10 years after the procedure. The most important thing you can do to keep your implants in good shape and prevent complications is to maintain a relationship with your plastic surgeon.
You Can’t Breastfeed
Women that received breast augmentation during their childbearing years are often concerned whether they will be able to safely breastfeed their newborns. If your procedure is performed properly, there is no clear risk to the child. This is because the implants are meant to be inserted in a way that has little to no chance of interfering with breastfeeding. Placements under the muscle and incisions made under or from the side of the breast are usually the best methods for preserving lactation.
You Can Get Any Cup Size
While the election of this surgery is your choice and much of it is based on your aesthetic goals, the surgeon will always make your safety the priority. For the best outcome, the implant chosen should fit the current width and shape of your breasts. Also, it’s important to think about your body’s proportions and the stress that very large implants can have on your skin and breast tissue over the years.