Common Misconceptions about Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is one of the most requested plastic surgery procedures in the world today. Despite the popularity of this procedure, there are still many misconceptions that surround it. Let’s now dispel some of the most common breast augmentation myths and misconceptions.

  • I will need to replace my implants every ten years. Unless there is a problem, such as implant leakage or rupture, breast implants do not need to be replaced after only 10 years. Breast augmentation, when performed by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, provides patients with lasting, quality results. However with the passage of time, some patients may choose to undergo a second surgery to change the size or style of their implants.
  • Everyone will know that I have implants. It is important to choose an experienced surgeon for your breast augmentation, as they will be able to provide you with natural-looking results while taking into account your desired results of the surgery. While planning out your surgery, your height, weight, and natural breast size will all be considered so that an appropriate implant size will be chosen. When breast implants are obvious, it is usually due to the implant simply being too large for the woman’s body.
  • Large implants will correct my saggy breasts. Women often experience changes in their breast size and appearance following life-changing events like pregnancy or weight-loss. If your breasts have changed in size and look saggy, large implants alone will not restore fullness to the breasts.  Implants will only make your breasts larger, not more shapely. For patients looking to correct the appearance of droopy breasts, a combined breast augmentation and lift surgery can help achieve well-shaped breasts that look fuller and more youthful.
  • Silicone implants increase my risk for breast cancer.  For several years, silicone implants were thought to put women at increased risk for breast cancer. It has since been proven that no implant type directly causes breast cancer, and silicone implants are perfectly safe.

Contact Dr. Charlotte Rhee For More Information About Breast Augmentation

Are you considering undergoing breast augmentationContact Dr. Charlotte Rhee today! We are located in Huntington Station, New York, and can be reached directly at (631) 424-6707. We look forward to hearing from you.

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