Breast augmentation is by far the most popular plastic surgery procedure among women. Statistics show that throughout 2013, member physicians of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons performed 290,224 breast augmentation procedures. That figure represents a growth of 37 percent since 2000.
Yet, despite the enduring and growing popularity of breast augmentation, the procedure remains the subject of much misinformation. Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery aims to set the record straight on thesefour common misconceptions that we hear from prospective patients:
- Everyone will know: This depends primarily on the size and type of implants that you choose. Clearly, large implants will look fairly obvious on someone with a very small frame. But a modestly sized implant that complements your body’s natural frame can have very natural-looking results. To help you choose the look that’s best for you, Parkway Plastic Surgery provides a variety of implants that you can visually try out using a bra.
- They’ll feel fake: Breast implant technology has changed and progressed significantly over the decades since the first implants were introduced in 1962. Today’s implants feel incredibly similar to natural breast tissue. Plus, opting to place implants beneath the chest muscle can lend to a softer, more natural feel.
- Silicone implants are unsafe: In 1992, the FDA banned use of silicone breast implants in cosmetic procedures – a response to complaints of ruptures and concerns that they could lead to health problems, including connective-tissue diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. Yet, in years of study afterward, those links were never confirmed and in 2006, the FDA lifted the ban, confirming their safety. Keep in mind that the temporary ban affected only breast augmentations done for cosmetic purposes. Silicone implants continued to be safety and effectively used for reconstructive breast surgery throughout the ban’s span.
- I won’t be able to breastfeed my baby: Having implants will not cause you to unable to breastfeed. However, some women do experience difficulties depending upon how their breast augmentations were performed. If you plan to breastfeed in the future, make sure that you tell your surgeon so that he or she can best plan your incision pattern and treatment.
If you’re considering breast enhancement surgery, don’t be fooled my misinformation. Call 904-396-1186 and schedule a consultation with Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery.