The Truth About Breast Augmentation Myths

Computer image guy balancing a board with "Fact" and "Myth" on either sideHere’s the TRUTH about these four common breast augmentation MYTHS. 

Everyone Will Know You Had Surgery

As long as you don’t go overboard in the extent of the enlargement you are seeking and don’t seek to flaunt your new assets, there is no reason that everyone in the world would know that you’ve had a breast augmentation. Given the broad array of implant styles and sizes available today, a skilled and reputable plastic surgeon should be able to obtain results that are tasteful and discreet yet quite attractive without announcing to the world that you have breast implants.

Implants Must Be Replaced Every Five to Ten Years

Contrary to popular belief, there is no specific time at which breast implants need to be replaced. Though many people have the misconception that they should be changed every ten years, this is not true. They are, however, not considered to be “lifetime” devices, so given enough time, they may need to be replaced at some point in the future.

Implants Will Limit Your Physical Activities After the Recovery Period

Although you will need to limit your activities for a certain period of time following surgery, there should be no long-term restrictions. Even very vigorous and impactful activities such as sky or scuba diving, tennis, boxing, karate, and mountain climbing will not be restricted.

Your plastic surgeon should provide you with specific guidelines to follow after the procedure in order to help ensure that you have a safe recovery.

Large Implants Will Correct Significantly Sagging Breasts

A breast augmentation may be able to “correct” a very small degree of breast sagging. However, if the amount of drooping is anything more than very minor, a breast lift (mastopexy) needs to be considered as well in order to achieve more youthful and attractive breasts. Attempting to address substantial breast sagging by using very large implants is absolutely the wrong approach and is associated with several negative aesthetic and physical consequences.

For more information on this, see my previous blog on the benefits of combining a breast augmentation and lift.

If you are interested in breast augmentation surgery, please call (480) 451-3000 or fill out our online contact form today. Dr. Steven Turkeltaub is a breast augmentation specialist ABPS Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and can help you attain the breasts and confidence you deserve.