Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S., with over 190,000 procedures performed annually.
While breast enhancement is such a well-known procedure – with everyone from starlets to soccer moms getting the work done – persistent misconceptions still surround this surgery. Today, Dr. Yash aims to dispel four of the most common breast augmentation myths.
Myth #1: Augmented Breasts Feel Unnatural
While this may have been somewhat true in the past, modern developments in breast augmentation implant technology and material mean implants now feel almost undetectable from natural breast tissue. The implants’ material, the surgical placement, and micro-instruments that reduce scarring all help keep implants feeling soft and organic.
Myth #2: Breasts Lose Sensation After a Breast Augmentation
While some patients might experience a temporary loss of nipple sensation during the recovery phase, once the nerves and skin heal properly, the full sensation generally returns to the entire area.
While a loss of sensitivity should be a concern if you choose to have your breast augmentation performed by an inexperienced or non-board-certified surgeon, in the hands of an accredited and fellowship-trained surgeon, this is undoubtedly a myth.
Myth #3: Breast Augmentation Means Patients Can’t Breastfeed
Many women hesitate to undergo breast surgery because they mistakenly believe they’ll sacrifice their ability to breastfeed a child. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this is one of the most pervasive misconceptions patients bring up in consultation with Dr. Yash. Patients who have received breast augmentation from a qualified surgeon should have no issues nursing if they choose to do so.
However, if you plan to have children, please mention this during your breast augmentation consultation. Since the weight gain and hormonal changes associated with pregnancy and breastfeeding may cause your breasts to sag and lose their shape, Dr. Yash may recommend waiting until you have finished having children before getting breast augmentation, so the results last as long as possible.
Myth #4: Implants Need Frequent Replacing
Though breast implants are not lifelong devices, modern implants consist of high-quality materials that are unlikely to cause complications if you choose your surgeon wisely. Many women who remain satisfied with the improved shape, size, and projection of their breasts keep their implants for a decade or more without needing any follow-up procedures.
The FDA recommends regular screenings for women with silicone implants to detect a silent rupture, which is a health issue requiring breast implant revision.
Breast Augmentation in Dallas, TX
Dr. Yash Avashia is an industry-leading plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas. He personally conducts all patient consultations, guiding people toward the best decisions for realizing their goals. If you are considering breast surgery to improve your appearance, self-confidence, and quality of life, please reach out to Dr. Yash Avashia in Dallas, TX, at (469) 249-9615 or via our online form to arrange a virtual consultation to start your journey.