Breast plastic surgery, also known as “boob job,” is in great demand among women from all over the world. It’s the number one surgical cosmetic procedure in the United States. For instance, according to Statista, about 330 000 American women had their breasts augmented in 2018. However, a lot of ladies still can’t make a grounded decision, and they continue struggling about whether or not augmentation mammoplasty is right for them. It’s a result of numerous legends that have been formed around this procedure. Let’s try to dispel the myths and find out the truth.
Myth #1: Breast implants look unnatural
Okay, let’s all agree that it’s a bit subjective here. What does unnatural mean to you? Tastes differ, remember? Of course, it’d be hypocritical to deny that sometimes it’s obvious a girl had her boobs done. Extremes never work, true story. But you also might have had a situation when you look at a friend, relative, an acquaintance from Instagram or some celebrity in a magazine photo and see that she just looks better in some way. And you don’t know why exactly. The thing is we’re inclined to see obvious cases of plastic surgery, but miss ones that look absolutely natural. It happens because it even doesn’t come to mind they might be fake.
Myth #2: Breastfeeding after breast augmentation is impossible
Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,” has debunked the myth that mothers can’t nurse their children after having breast implants. If you ever wondered about the ability to breastfeed your baby after breast augmentation, the answer is “Yes, absolutely.” Decades of search prove you need to sacrifice neither your instinct to nurse a child nor your desire to look more attractive and content. The results of the research done by PRS Journal showed that women with breast implants are able to successfully breastfeed their babies.
Myth #3: You’ll lose sensation
According to Dr. Vincent Marin, a Board-Certified plastic surgeon in San Diego, California, about 98-99% of patients shouldn’t have any permanent change. It’s all about anatomy and the location of nerves in the chest. So, no matter what kind of an operation on a chest you have, there shouldn't be any change in sensation. However, the sensation might go up or down during a week or two. So, it’s only a temporary shift in sensation, and it shouldn’t be a concern or an obstacle if you’re planning your breasts to be augmented.
Myth #4: All implants need a replacement in 10 years
There’s a myth we hear all the time that breast implants are supposed to be replaced every 10 years. The reason is simple — they used to be warranted for such a period of time. Luckily, time changes and plastic surgery isn’t the same as it was a decade or two ago. Modern breast implants are life warranted now. So, there’s no need to replace them if you’re happy with the way you look. Have no issues with that? Then leave it alone and enjoy your life.
However, there might be signs that implants replacement or removal are necessary. Healthline.com selects the next symptoms to watch for: hardening, saline rupture (leakage and deflation), silicone rupture (silent rupture), or change in position. Consult your plastic surgeon in case you consider an implants replacement is required.
The bottom line
Today cosmetic surgical procedures are safer and more accessible than never before. They help women to become more attractive and confident. They start loving their reflection in the mirror and their bodies. Remember to be careful, make research, and rely on real recommendations, not rumors. And find a qualified and board-certified plastic surgeon if you date on this change!