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Busting Breast Augmentation Myths

Posted On: January 28, 2015 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Uncategorized

Breast Augmentation:

Breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery procedure in America, but some women who are considering the procedure are deterred because of rumors they hear that have no basis in fact. Allow us to bust these myths so you can understand how this safe and effective procedure helps many women achieve the look and confidence they desire.

Myths:

Breast Augmentation Will Improve Drooping Breasts

Breast augmentation with implants can correct drooping to some extent, but patients with significant sagging and excess breast skin should consider breast lift surgery along with their augmentation to achieve youthful, voluminous breasts.

Implants Need to Be Replaced After Ten Years

Despite this common myth, there is no specific time frame in which breast implants need to be replaced. Although they are not considered lifetime devices and may need to be replaced at some point, there is no need to have revision surgery unless an implant defect or complication occurs.

It Will Be Very Obvious You’ve Had Breast Enhancement Surgery

There are many different implant types and options for surgery that are designed to achieve the specific goals of the patient. A skilled and experienced surgeon will know the techniques and options to provide a natural breast look and feel for patients who desire to keep their breast augmentation under wraps.

You Won’t Be Able to Do Certain Physical Activities

Dr. Linder states that strenuous physical activities should be stopped during the recovery period, but once you are fully healed you will be able to resume all of your hobbies and physical activities. Even high impact activities such as wrestling, tennis, boxing, sky or scuba diving, and climbing can be resumed.

If you are interested in breast augmentation surgery, please call (310) 275-4513 or fill out our online contact form today. Dr. Stuart A. Linder is a breast augmentation specialist and ABPS Board Certified in Plastic Surgery, and he can help you attain the breasts and confidence you deserve.