5 Common Misconceptions About Breast Augmentation

Published On: 17th September 2014

breastaugmentation-misconceptions If you’re interested in increasing the size and fullness of your breasts, you may be considering breast augmentation (boob job). Although this is a very common surgical procedure, there are still a lot of misconceptions about it.

While you’ll obviously want to talk directly to a doctor about any specific concerns you have, it’s still helpful to know in advance about the most common breast augmentation misconceptions:

Implants Look Completely Fake

This misconception stems from women getting implants that are obviously way too large for their bodies. If that’s what someone wants and a doctor is able to perform the procedure safely, they have the right to get extremely large breasts. However, those types of implants only account for a very small percentage of the augmentations that are done each year.

For most women, the goal of this procedure is to increase the size and fullness of their breasts so that they’re proportional to the rest of their body. And if this is your goal for augmentation, you won’t have to worry about the outcome of the procedure looking fake. As long as you choose an experienced surgeon, you will be able to enjoy the natural beauty you desire.

Implants Need to Be Replaced Every 10 Years

naturalbreastimplants While some people have actually heard that implants need to be replaced every five years, the most common incorrect range is ten years.

The truth is that implants can remain in place for over two decades without any problems. Even though a traumatic event like a car wreck may require a damaged implant to be replaced, the main takeaway is implants will only need to be replaced if something happens or a patient decides they want a different size.

Big Implants are the Solution for Drooping

In addition to size, the other reason many women are unhappy with their breasts is because they droop.

Whether it’s something they’ve always had or an issue that’s developed with age, sagging is a fairly common problem. And while it’s something a surgeon can fix, big implants aren’t the solution.

Instead, the way to fix this issue is with a lift. Then if the patient also wants to increase their size, the lift can be done in conjunction with augmentation.

Implants Don’t Feel Like Real Breasts

Although implants may not feel exactly like real breasts, they are very close. If you decide to have this procedure done, your surgeon will explain exactly what you can do to ensure that the results of your augmentation are breasts that feel as soft as possible.

This Procedure Can Only Be Done By Women Under 50

Barring any medical problems, there’s no reason that a woman over fifty who wants a breast augmentation can’t have one. In many cases, women over fifty choose to have an augmentation done at the same time as a lift.

Even if you think they’re silly, if you have any additional questions about breast augmentation, don’t hesitate to ask your doctor during your consultation for this procedure.