Breast augmentation may be the number one surgical aesthetic procedure in the world, but some details remain misunderstood. While most people do not want to disregard the technique before taking in all the facts, rumors continue to linger. The professionals at Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery are here to squash five myths about breast augmentation that need to go away for good.
Myth #1 – Most breast implants look fake.
Odds are, you know more women that have breast implants than you first realize. An experienced cosmetic surgeon can provide soft, organic-looking augmentation results; not breasts that look plastic or fake. Saline implants have a firmer, rounder shape and will sit higher on the chest, while silicone has a more natural look and feel. The best implant will depend on your aesthetic goals.
Myth #2 – Recovery from breast augmentation is very painful.
It is true you will be sore and tired for a day or two after your breast augmentation. While everyone has their own pain threshold, the bottom line is that recovery following breast augmentation is only moderately uncomfortable. Dr. Vitenas will prescribe the needed pain medications, however most women find that after 24 to 48 hours, they no longer need anything stronger than over-the-counter pain relievers.
Myth #3 – Breast augmentation is only for women who want big breasts.
Cartoonish, big breast implants are far from the norm. Most women looking into breast augmentation are more interested in a proportionate, natural-looking result, not overly-accentuated, gigantic breasts. There is a shape and size implant available to make every woman look her best; providing a fuller, more sculpted chest that matches her build.
Myth #4 – Breast implants will last a lifetime.
Breast augmentation is major surgery, and therefore some women feel the procedure is one-and-done. This is not the case, however. Today’s cutting-edge implants are safer and sturdier than ever, but they are not meant to last forever. Chances are, within the next ten years, you will want to replace your implants with a size/shape better suited to your lifestyle, raise breasts that have drifted downward with the natural loss of tissue elasticity, or you will want to get a ‘new model’ implant that will last another decade.
Myth #5 – Breast augmentation results look perfect right after surgery.
The results you see immediately after a breast augmentation are not permanent. Yes, you will appreciate rounder, fuller breasts, but at first they will sit high and be firm. As the swelling resolves, and the tissue stretches to accommodate the implant, your breasts will relax on your chest. Over the following several weeks, the breasts will settle to a more natural looking placement – better meeting your desired results.
Do not let antiquated breast augmentation myths keep you from getting the body you want. If you have been thinking about breast implants, but are still not sure if they are right for you, schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Vitenas is the number one breast augmentation specialist in Houston, and has more than 25 years of experience. Contact Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery at 281.407.7428 to get more information or to schedule your initial appointment.