Misconceptions About Breast Augmentation, Part 1

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Breast augmentation is one of the most popular types of plastic surgeries, but there are also a lot of misconceptions about what to expect. Below are some common misconceptions and explanations. Before you undergo the procedure, it’s best to make sure that you understand the facts.

Misconception #1 – Breast implants will last for the rest of your life
Some patients keep the same implants all their lives, but many exchange them between 10 and 15 years after getting them. The implant exchange procedure is generally easier and less invasive than the original surgery since the pocket for the implant already exists.

Misconception #2 – Women should change their lifestyle and activities after getting implants
You will get guidelines from your plastic surgeon concerning the amount of time you will need to take off from work and how soon you may expect to resume your regular activities. Ultimately, you can do anything without worrying about your breast implants.

Misconception #3 – Breast augmentation is a common operation that any surgeon can perform
To perform a proper breast augmentation takes a plastic surgeon experienced in this procedure. You should take your time evaluating your options and be prepared for your consultation so that you can make the best choice for you.

Misconception #4 – If I choose the same surgeon and the same implant, I’ll get a similar result as someone else
Since your breasts and breast tissue are not exactly the same as another woman’s breasts and breast tissue, your results will vary from others.

Misconception #5 – An underwire bra should not be worn if you get implants
Underwire bras can be worn after healing.

We hope this list helps answer some questions you may have been wondering about as you consider getting breast augmentation. 

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Phoenix Plastic Surgeon