Popular Myths and Other Misconceptions About Breast Implants Debunked!

BREAST AUGMENTATION IS SIMPLE

Great breast augmentation is a combination of science and art. The surgical side of things are pretty straightforward, but only a well-trained cosmetic surgeon with years of experience can create natural and beautiful appearing results.

IMPLANTS PROVIDE BUILT-IN SUPPORT

There’s been some speculation that placing an implant under the muscle can help support the breasts and limit future ageing-related sagginess. Unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence to back up this claim.

IMPLANTS ARE UNSAFE

Each implant is manufactured and tested in accordance with safety standards outlined by the federal government. Implants are very strong and durable, with the chance of a rupture being minimal. Its estimated that the rupture rate for conventional silicone implants is around just 2% at five years from surgery to between 7% and 15% at ten years from surgery.

ALL AUGMENTED BREASTS LOOK FAKE

While breast augmentation trends in the 90’s emphasised a more augmented look, current trends lean toward a natural aesthetic. The combination of new implant material and designs and technique enhancements can allow for a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr Magnusson to create enhanced breasts that look and feel natural.

ONLY LARGE IMPLANTS ARE USED

Some people instantly associate breast enhancement with large, bra-breaking breasts. Although, plastic surgeons throughout Australia are seeing more patients want smaller implants that will create a more proportionate and natural look.

AUGMENTATION CAN REVERSE SAGGING

Whether its through childbirth or natural ageing, several women experience issues with their breasts looking deflated or droopy. For individuals who want to get rid of sagging, the best treatment is combining implants with a breast lift procedure as this will increase overall breast volume. However, breast implants alone do not address these types of issues.

IMPLANTS LAST FOREVER

Breast implants, like other medical implantation devices, are prone to failure at some point in their lifetime. Several manufacturers suggest replacing implants around the 10-year mark. However, several plastic surgeons think implant replacement is unnecessary as long as the implants are intact and the patient is happy with their breasts.

RESULTS ARE INSTANT

Right after an augmentation procedure the breasts are generally quite swollen and often feel hard to the touch. Also, it’s quite common for the implants to sit higher on the chest until they eventually settle into their final position. Breast augmentation patients usually see the end results around a month or so following the procedure, after the breasts have completely healed.

BREAST AUGMENTATION IS PAINFUL

The recovery process differs from patient to patient, with most patients feeling minimal to no pain following their breast augmentation procedure. Discomfort can be managed using prescribed painkillers, and most patients recover within two weeks.

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