Even in this modern world, there are still many misconceptions about breast augmentation. While these fears were seen as valid reasons not to have breast implants in the past, research has proven that most of these fears are not facts. If you're thinking of having a breast implants, here are some common misconceptions you may have come across as facts:
1. Having Breast Implants Means You Can't Breastfeed
This is most likely the most common misconception about breast augmentation in the world today. The truth is that even if breast implants may, in rare cases, cause problems with breastfeeding, it's not always the case. Very few women have complications with breastfeeding after getting implants. Factors that may influence the chances of complications include the type of incision, and the placement of the implant. This is why it is important to meet a qualified surgeon with ample experience in the field. About 8 out of every 10 women have no problems breastfeeding after implants. Discussing family planning with your doctor will help he or she determine the best placement for the implants.
2. Everyone Would Know You Had a Boob Job
This is another common misconception in the world today and it is mainly promoted on social media. People believe that it is not possible to get a boob job without selling yourself out. The truth is that different people have different breast sizes. The frame of a woman doesn't always influence the size of her breasts. A woman with a small frame and low body fat can have bigger breasts than a woman with a larger frame and high body fat with or without surgery. Don't allow the fear of being tagged to stop you from having the breasts you always wanted. For natural looking breast implants, the doctor will consider your weight, body shape, breast size, shoulder width, desired size and shape of the breast. A subtle enhancement doesn't give you away.
3. It's Dangerous To Have Silicone Gel Filled Implants
Many people believe that getting silicone gel filled implants can have life threatening side effects because the Federal Drug Administration stopped its circulation in 1992. The only reason why it was removed from the market is that there wasn't enough information to prove its safety at the time. After ample review and testing, the FDA tagged silicone gel implants as safe again. It doesn't matter if you have implants or what type of implants you have, go for scheduled mammograms to ensure your safety. If you have implants, meet with technicians who have speciality in screening women with implants.
These are just some of the most common misconceptions about breast augmentation surgery. There are many other misconceptions you should know before you decide to have surgery. If there are any other misconceptions you may have heard at one point or the other, talk to your doctor about them and get clarification before you proceed. Don't allow wrong information deprive you of having the boobs you've always wanted and to boost your self confidence. There are some possible risks of augmentation, no doubt, but discussing with your doctor and following instructions will help you get the best result.