Fact or Fiction: Breast Implants

In the world of plastic and cosmetic surgery, we find that one of the best practices for patients to really know what they are looking into is be transparent with them. And because there are so many myths circulating the internet about things such as breast implants, it’s important for you to be able to differentiate between fact and fiction— especially if you’re considering having a breast augmentation done by Twin City Plastic Surgery.

Fiction: All Implants Need to Be Replaced After 10 Years

One of the things that prevent many patients from even considering getting a breast augmentation is the thought of having to get it redone every ten years. However, according to an article published by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons states that unless the implant has ruptured or deflated, there is no need to have your implants replaced at the ten-year mark. In fact, your implants may last twice as long as that. All you have to do is make sure that you are getting you are scheduling regular exams to have them looked at.

Fact: Breast Implants Are Safe

The 1990’s were a bad time for silicone implants because the Food and Drug Administration recalled them saying that they were “unsafe” because they could lead to cancer and some autoimmune disorders. However, after years of testing and a bit of revamping, silicone implants were approved again in 2006 and are safer now more than ever.

Fiction: You Can’t Breastfeed With Breast Implants

There is a common misconception that women who have breast implants cannot breastfeed, but that is extremely rare. There are some instances in which a woman won’t have nipple sensation during breastfeeding, but that can easily be prevented by how the surgery is done.

Ready to learn more about getting a breast augmentation? Call (309) 662-6772 to schedule your consultation.

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