Every cosmetic surgical procedure has its fair share of misconceptions that are strung along by critics, anti-supporters, and people who remain neutral. Breast augmentation continues to rise to the top of the list of cosmetic surgeries at my Boston area practice and around the world, year in and year out.
Today’s women who wish to have firmer, bigger breasts are more likely to do their homework and find the best cosmetic surgeon to help them achieve their aesthetic goals. Still, many of them struggle with the numerous myths that surround breast augmentation. Some myths are more unusual than others, but that comes with the territory whenever anything becomes as popular as breast augmentation has become. Today, we will review some of the common myths hear about the procedure and share the truth.
Myth #1: Breast Implants Make the Body Look Fake
Most women have the fear of altering their body unnaturally in just about any procedure, plastic surgery or not. From tattoos to piercings, women try not to overdo certain alterations that do not fit their body type. This is why an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon does their best to match their client with the best implant type that reflects a natural appearance for their breasts. Making a small increase in size is sometimes the most successful result after augmentation because no one will be able to realize you had plastic surgery unless you tell them.
Myth #2: Bigger Implants Correct Sagging
Many women believe that their droopy or sagging breasts can be corrected with larger breast implants. They often feel insecure when they realize their areolas sag down to the bottom of their breasts. Large implants will make the breasts appear larger, but they will not lift them to a normal position on the chest. To bring them up to a normal position on the body, a breast augmentation specialist will determine if a breast lift is needed along with breast implants.
Myth #3: Breast Implants Last Forever
Breast implants are not meant to last a person’s lifetime. However, many breast augmentation patients do not experience rippling or dissatisfaction with their implants, so they can last a long time. The media today makes a big deal about how more people are removing implants for their health, but this is solely each patient’s choice; most breast implants have not been found to produce harmful effects on the body.
Myth #4: Breast Augmentation Will Make Me Perfect
Many women fall under the spell of sexier, curvier bodies all because a certain celebrity or model had breast augmentation. Breast augmentation can make your breasts appear larger and your waist and hips more proportional, but you cannot achieve a new body with breast implants. A consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon can share the details and help you see the effects of breast augmentation on your body type.
According to a report published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 98 percent of breast augmentation surgery patients said their results met or exceeded expectations. Psychologically, women reported 92 percent of improved self-esteem after breast augmentation. Women considering breast augmentation can turn to this study to understand how much success is achieved following breast enhancement.
Once you have made the commitment and done your homework for breast augmentation, your breast implant specialist can help you explore your options and aesthetic goals. You will discover some myths along the way with your research, but you will come to realize that much more success is achieved and provide truth over the misconceptions. You can see some of my patients’ real-world results in our gallery of before-and-after photos.
Curious about whether breast augmentation or a breast lift is right for you? Request a consultation at my Boston-area plastic surgery practice or call my office at (781) 237-7700.