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5 Common Breast Augmentation Myths: Debunked!

Submitted by Dr. Fasching on Thu 07/21/2016 - 22:38


Thinking about breast augmentation? Many women dream of larger, fuller breasts, but worry about breast augmentation due to things they’ve heard. Breast augmentation is very common but, unfortunately, it is often misunderstood. Many of the things you’ve heard about this surgery are likely untrue. Today, let’s discover the truth behind five common breast augmentation myths.

Breast Augmentation Myth #1 – My Breasts Will Look Fake After Breast Augmentation

How many women do you know with breast implants? The answer is probably many more than you realize. When done properly, breast augmentation creates natural looking results. Choose a skilled plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing breast surgeries. Dr. Fasching is well known for his natural looking results.

Breast Augmentation Myth #2 – Only Young Women Have Breast Augmentationbreast augmentation

Breast augmentation is a popular choice for women of many ages. Some women opt for breast implants during their late teens and early 20s to increase breast size. Many others get breast augmentation after they’ve finished having children to restore lost breast volume. Breast augmentation is also performed on women in their 40s and 50s to combat the signs of aging. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your breasts at any age, come see Dr. Fasching. Breast augmentation can help you to achieve the breasts you’ve always wanted.

Breast Augmentation Myth #3 – Silicone Implants Are Better than Saline Implants

Many women believe that silicone implants are always the superior implant choice. Silicone implants are an excellent option for many women, but they aren’t always the best choice. Both saline and silicone implants have unique advantages.

  • Saline Implants– Saline implants feature a silicone outer shell and a sterile, saline filling. These implants are often filled inside of the breast, allowing for a smaller incision. They tend to be slightly less expensive than silicone. Saline implants are easier to remove (they can be popped inside of the breast and removed through a small incision). It is also easier to spot a leak (the breast will deflate). Saline implants are available for women 18+.
  • Silicone Implants– Silicone implants look and feel very natural, even outside of the breast. This makes them an excellent option for women with little natural breast tissue or who are very thin. They feature a silicone outer shell and a silicone gel filling. They are less likely to fold or wrinkle. Silicone implants are available to women over 21.

Breast Augmentation Myth #4 – You Can’t Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation

Don’t hold off on breast implants because you’re worried about future breastfeeding. Many women can successfully breastfeed after breast augmentation. If you’re interested in future breastfeeding, let us know. Certain incision types and implant placements are more conducive to its success.

Breast Augmentation Myth #5 – Breast Augmentation Can Cure Saggy Breasts

Do you have breast sagging? Breast augmentation is an excellent way to increase your breast size and enhance shape, but you may need a breast lift, too. Dr. Fasching often performs breast augmentation + breast lift combos. This powerful combination can lift the breasts higher on the chest wall, improve the appearance of downward pointing nipples, decrease areola size, enhance breast shape, and increase breast size—all in one surgery.

Love your breasts with breast augmentation. Call and schedule your consultation with Dr. Fasching today.