When you’re looking to undergo a cosmetic surgery procedure, you’ll no doubt spend some time researching what to expect and trying to find answers to some of your initial questions. Although any questions you have can always be discussed with your surgeon, many people like to read around the subject first, to help them make the decision about what is right for them and to feel informed about what to expect.
Here we explore some of the most common breast augmentation myths, to make that process that bit easier.
Breast augmentation myths #1: My implants will need replacing in 10 years
This isn’t necessarily the case. Many women will find that their implants last between 15 to 20 years before they need replacing. Around the 10-year mark, you may wish to book a check-up with your surgeon to get an expert opinion on how your implants are faring, but unless you are experiencing any particular problems, this will just be to put your mind at rest.
Breast augmentation myths #2: It will be really obvious to everyone else that I have had implants
This really depends on what you wish to achieve from your surgery and whether or not you want everyone to know you’ve had some work done. The extent to which your surgery is overtly visible will depend on your choices, but most women want a subtle and natural augmentation of their existing shape.
Breast augmentation myths #3: I will have to quit smoking before I am allowed this operation
Mr Alan Park advises all patients to quit smoking in advance of their operation. Smoking inhibits the body’s ability to heal so is not recommended for anyone who is wishing to have cosmetic surgery and for optimal healing you will be advised to stop smoking before, during and after your operation.
Breast augmentation myths #4: A breast augmentation will address sagging boobs
Sadly, this is not the case if you have a breast augmentation in isolation. If you are concerned that your breasts are sagging and you wish to increase your cup size, this requires two different procedures that can be carried out together. A breast augmentation will increase the size of your breasts and a breast lift will address the positioning.
Breast augmentation myths #5: You cannot breastfeed once you have had a breast augmentation
This is also not necessarily true, but it is dependent on the type of implants you have and where the incisions are made. If you are having a breast augmentation and plan to breastfeed in the future, this needs to be discussed with your surgeon. Or ideally, wait until you have completed your family before opting for this type of procedure.
If you have any more questions about the breast augmentation procedure, call 01926 436341 to arrange a consultation.