9 Myths & Misconceptions about Breast Implant Surgery
Breast implant surgery is more common, and safer, than ever. That being said, there are still a lot of myths and misinformation about breast implant surgery! Addressing these misconceptions is essential to ensure that patients have accurate information when considering such a life changing decision.
Top Detroit area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has helped thousands of women get the beautiful breasts they love, with breast implant surgery. In this article he puts to rest some of the biggest rumors and falsehoods about breast implants, and sets the record straight about one of the most highly requested procedures in the world of plastic surgery.
Myth #1. Breast Implants Look Fake
While this might have been true in the past with older implant types, modern advancements in implant materials and technology and surgical techniques have led to incredibly natural-looking (and natural feeling) results. Skilled plastic surgeons like Dr. Ali in the Detroit area tailor the procedure to achieve a natural appearance that complements the patient’s body shape and size.
And, modern silicone gel (“gummy bear”) breast implants not only have the same natural teardrop shape as female breasts, but also feel soft, firm, and pliant like real breast tissue.
Myth #2. Breast Implants Always Lead to Sagging
Some believe that getting breast implants inevitably leads to sagging breasts over time. However, factors such as proper implant placement, adequate support, and following post-operative care instructions can help maintain the results for years to come. This is why it is essential to have your breast implant surgery performed by a top board certified Detroit area plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali. Additionally, regular exercise and wearing supportive bras can also help prevent sagging after breast implant surgery.
Myth #3. Breast Implants Interfere with Breastfeeding
While breast augmentation surgery can potentially affect breastfeeding, it doesn’t necessarily prevent it. The placement of the implants and the surgical technique used can influence breastfeeding ability. Many women with breast implants can successfully breastfeed, but it is essential to discuss your future childbearing plans with a a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali beforehand.
Dr. Ali can help you make the choices – including breast implant technique and timing – that will preserve your ability to breast feed if you plan to have children in the future.
Myth #4: Older Women Can’t Get Breast Implant Surgery
Women of all ages who are in good health can safely have breast implant surgery. Whether you’re 18 or 48 or 68, as long as your doctor is in agreement that it is safe for you, anyone who wants breast implants can get them, regardless of age. In fact, many mature women whose breasts have begun to sag or drop because of age find that breast implants are the ideal way to restore and improve their shape!
Breast implant surgery is, in fact, very routine. And modern techniques and technologies in breast implants and surgical procedures has made this surgery safer than ever. If you are in good health, a non-smoker, and at a healthy weight, don’t let your age stop you from considering breast implant surgery, to get the figure you’ve always wanted.
Myth #5: You Can’t Wear an Underwire Bra After Breast Implant Surgery
This one doesn’t even make sense. Just like natural breasts, breast implants are susceptible to sagging over time if they don’t receive the proper support – larger breasts in particular. While wearing an underwire bra immediately following your surgery can result in discomfort, once you’re completely healed you can -and should- wear an underwire bra without any discomfort whatsoever. Underwire bras provide ideal support, and will do nothing but aid in helping you look and feel your best for years to come.
Myth #6: You Can’t Get a Mammogram If You Have Breast Implants
The opposite is actually true. In fact, women with silicone breast implants often get more accurate results from their mammograms. This is because rather than the usual compression method, patients with breast implants typically receive a mammogram with an x-ray.
Myth #7: Breast Implants Cause Cancer
There is no scientific evidence to suggest that breast implants increase the risk of breast cancer. There has never been any scientific link whatsoever between cancer and breast implants. While this particular rumor continues to make its rounds, decades of study have time and again disproved this. All implants manufactured today have been approved completely safe by the FDA.
However, it’s crucial for ALL women – with or without breast implants – to continue with regular breast cancer screenings, including mammograms and self-examinations, as recommended by their healthcare provider.
Myth #8: You Must Replace Your Breast Implants Every Ten Years
The misconception that all breast implants must eventually be replaced is based on outdated information and antiquated medical techniques. Modern advancements in breast implants have allowed women to enjoy a one-and-done procedure, never having to replace them at all. Many women go many years – or even the rest of their lifetime – without experiencing any issues with their implants.
Early generations of breast implants did, in fact, have some problems with leaking, popping and shifting. But today’s vastly superior breast implant materials are significantly more, durable, more stable and virtually “leak-proof” – meaning one breast implant surgery is all most women will ever need.
Myth #9: You Can’t See What Your Breasts Will Look Like Before Surgery
If you are undergoing breast implant surgery, you no longer have to leave your results to guesswork. With Vectra 3D digital imaging you can see what your breast implant results will look like BEFORE your surgery! Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery is among the first and only plastic surgeons in the Detroit area to offer state-of-the-art Vectra 3D imaging before breast implant surgery. This revolutionary imaging system provides a three-dimensional computerized image of your breast implant results from every angle – so that you can decide on the size, shape, and projection of your breast implants before your surgery.
Choose top Detroit area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali, and see your breast implant results before your surgery with Vectra’s innovative and advanced 3D digital imaging.
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While there’s a lot of bad information about it out there, breast implant surgery is perfectly safe, particularly under the care of a board certified surgeon like Dr. Ali in the Detroit area. Addressing these misconceptions empowers patients to make informed decisions about breast implant surgery. Consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali in the Detroit area is crucial for personalized guidance and realistic expectations. He will be happy to address all of your concerns and help you separate the fact from fiction about your breast implant procedure, so you can prepare for a positive, safe, and healthy experience.
Dr. Ali is a top Detroit area board certified plastic surgeon, who has helped thousands of women get the breasts they want with breast implant surgery. He will offer you a consultation so you can understand what the best surgical options are for you. He will take the time to carefully answer all of your questions, and make sure that you have an understanding of the best techniques for achieving your appearance goals.