Learning all you can about breast augmentation, before you schedule your procedure, is a wise decision. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll know what to expect from the surgery and what kind of results you can look forward to. There are many misconceptions floating around, though, so do your homework and get the best information you can. Part II of our Breast Augmentation Myths and Facts should help you get started:
Myth: Breast augmentation is a simple operation that any surgeon can do.
Fact: No surgery is a simple operation. While almost any trained plastic surgeon can physically place implants in a breast, it takes a skilled cosmetic surgeon, with years of training, to obtain beautiful and long lasting results. Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery has years of experience picking out the best implant shape, size, texture, and operative approach for each individual patient.
Myth: Implants should never be placed over the muscle.
Fact: There is not a right or wrong answer to the over the muscle/under the muscle debate. A skilled surgeon will be able to determine the best placement for each unique patient. There are many factors that will affect this decision, such as the thickness of your breast tissue and how the implants will affect future mammograms.
Myth: You will probably need to have drain tubes after your breast augmentation.
Fact: Drain tubes are never a necessity in first time breast augmentations, although they are more common in re-operations. Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery uses innovative, state-of-the-art techniques to create pockets for the implants; these most often do not need drain tubes.
Myth: My implants will last a lifetime.
Fact: No medical device can really be expected to last a lifetime. Even though today’s implants are made from state-of-the-art materials, and they are the best ever on the market, they are still a synthetic device. Your breast implants are meant to last for many years to come, but they will not necessarily last a lifetime.
For more myths and facts, check out Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery’s breast augmentation site, www.mybreastimplantshouston.com/. When you are ready, give us a call to schedule your complementary consultation.