Five Myths about Silicone Breast Implants

Five Myths about Silicone Breast Implants

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Ever since the first introduction of silicone breast implants in 1964 there have been many questions and myths about this most studied medical device by FDA. Breast augmentation consultation in my office is about an hour since I take time to educate my patients on everything there is to know about breast implants. I wanted to address 5 myths in this blog that I commonly encounter.

  1. I can not breast feed with breast implants. That is actually not true. Plenty of women undergo breast augmentation prior to having children and are still able to breast feed.
  2. Silicone breast implants are harmful for my baby: That is also not true. Extensive research has shown that the amounts of silicone in breast milk are insignificant and will not harm a baby.
  3. Breast implants have to be replaced every 10 years. That is not correct. The indications for implant replacement are infection, rupture, capsular contracture and size change. If done properly the risk of having those is very low.
  4. Breast implants rupture easily: That is not correct. Implants that are currently on the market undergo rigorous research. It is possible to have implants for a lifetime and they may never rupture.
  5. Breast implants will make me look fake. That is also not true. The implants that are on the market today come in a variety of shapes and sizes. You can have breast implants that are specifically selected to match your body shape and your life style and look completely natural and proportional.

I hope you have found this information helpful. If you would like to learn more call KItto Plastic Surgery at 804-294-1777 and schedule a consultation. I look forward to meeting you!