Choosing the Right Cosmetic Procedures

Demystifying Common Myths About Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery is quickly gaining prominence among women in America because breasts are an essential part of their appearance. Unfortunately, feeling less satisfied with how they look can result in self-confidence issues. Thus, those with small or uneven breasts are choosing this procedure to increase their breast size and improve their self-confidence. However, the bad news is that with its popularity increasing, several myths surrounding breast augmentation are also increasingly gaining prominence. This article shall address three common myths about breast augmentation and their truths in society. 

Implants May Prevent Breastfeeding

One of the biggest myths surrounding breast augmentation is that breast implants may interfere with your ability to breastfeed. This pervasive myth is very untrue. Before the surgery, plastic surgeons explain to their clients what to expect, and interference of the lactating ducts is not one of them. Breast implants are often placed between the breast and the chest wall to avoid any relation to mammary glands or lactating ducts. The surgery is often done with much precision and carefulness, ensuring that despite getting breast augmentation surgery early in life, if you decide on having children, you will still have milk production and nurse your baby well.

Breast Surgery Recovery is Long Lasting and Painful

If getting breast augmentation surgery would mean you will have to suffer the pain for the rest of your life, no one would choose it. It is unrealistic to have a surgery whose pain lasts years before gaining relief. Thus, this myth is solely untrue and should not be allowed to spread in the community. Like any other surgery, incisions to your breasts may make your surrounding muscles painful and sore but it only lasts a short time. Though the pain may make you uncomfortable and sore, it can be easily managed with pain medications, resulting in pain relief and healing after a few weeks. 

Surgery Scars are Often Visible

Today, breast augmentation follows advanced surgical techniques that ensure incision scars heal and become less visible with time. For instance, the risk of scarring any tissue can be reduced by using subcutaneous reduction sutures. This suturing help to elevate the incision wound edges allowing them to attach themselves naturally to the skin dermis. Additionally, doctors often make a transaxillary incision on the underarm, making the breast mound free of scars. Thus, the notion that breast augmentation surgery scars are visibly seen is false because doctors try to ensure they make their incisions in hidden areas. On top of that, depending on the sutures, the wound may heal perfectly without distinctive scarring.