Breast Augmentation Myths Debunked

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Posted April 14, 2015 in Breast Augmentation, by Dr. Fiorillo

If you are looking to improve the shape, and, or the size of your breasts, then breast augmentation won’t be far away from your thoughts. But as you go through your research to find more about the procedure, you are likely to encounter a myriad of questions and concerns, including myths that may make you reconsider your decision.

But before you get lost in the sea of confusion, we debunk some of the myths so that you are rightly informed about breast augmentation-:

Saline implants are safer than silicone implants

It is not true that saline implants are safer than silicone implants. The popularity of the former was due to the fact that they produced a more natural feeling, but in terms of safety, silicone implants perform just as well and sometimes better than saline implants.

Breast augmentation is not for older women

Any qualified plastic surgeon will confirm to you that women of any age are eligible candidates for breast implants. However, it is imperative for the patient to consult with the surgeon first, though there is nothing to qualify a 20 year old for the procedure and disqualify a 40 year old on the basis of their age.

You must use breast implants for a breast lifts

Breast implants are for increasing the size or shape of the breast, but to correct sagginess, a brace lift is needed and this does not require the use of implants.

Breast feeding is impossible with breast augmentation

Breast augmentation is done through an incision via the armpit, inframammary fold or belly button hence, it doesn’t affect breast feeding in any way.

Breast implants cause cancer

This is a myth which has scared millions into carrying out the procedure, including others such as breast reduction of breast lifts. But you need to be reliably informed that there are no scientific studies that have connected breast implants to breast cancer. Besides, the implants used in the market today have been approved by FDA to be safe, and this should be a guarantee enough on their safety.

If you are interested in a breast augmentation procedure, you can trust the services of Dr. Fiorillo of New York. Dr. Fiorillo is a respected plastic surgeon with impeccable skills and experience in breast augmentation procedures. You can get in touch with Dr. Fiorillo’s office on (845) 842-1258 or simply fill out the contact form on this page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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