Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure. However, there are still a lot of myths surrounding the procedure, especially when it comes to choosing your implants. Before you undergo a breast augmentation, it is important to know these facts and to discuss your concerns with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. DiFrancesco before making important decisions about your procedure. Here are some of the most common myths about breast implants.
1. Breast Implants Will Last a Lifetime
While breast implants have come a long way in terms of strength and structure, they are not meant to be life-long devices. Your implants may last for 10 years or longer, but there are certain instances when you may need a replacement procedure much sooner. This includes capsular contracture, rippling, leaking, and rupture. It is important to continue with regular check-ups to ensure the strength and safety of your implants in the future.
2. Bigger is Better
Many women want a dramatic enhancement to their breast size with the use of implants. However, bigger is not necessarily always better. You’ll want to choose an implant size that fits your body type, aesthetic goals, and lifestyle. An experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. DiFrancesco can discuss your concerns to determine the right breast implant size for you.
3. Breast Implants Will Improve Sagging
While breast implants can restore volume loss and may reduce some sagging to the breasts, the procedure will not significantly change the position of the breasts. In fact, if you experience sagging, adding larger implants without a lift could make your concerns worse. A breast lift is a great solution for restoring the breasts to a youthful, perky position and can be added to your breast augmentation for maximum results.
The best person to discuss your breast augmentation concerns and questions with is double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. DiFrancesco can meet with you to discuss your concerns and goals and go over your options in more detail, helping you customize your implants. To schedule your consultation, contact our office today.