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Posted October 16, 2017 in Breast Augmentation

silicone implant textureYear after year, breast augmentation is still one of the top cosmetic surgical procedures in the U.S. Skilled plastic surgeons can transform a woman’s bustline by improving the shape, projection, symmetry, and size of her breasts with breast augmentation. The more popular the procedure becomes, the more people tend to circulate inaccurate information about it. Here are some of the most common myths about breast augmentation and the truths behind them.

Myth: Saline Implants Are Safer Than Silicone Implants

There has always been much concern about the safety of silicone breast implants, but the FDA declared silicone implants just as safe as saline implants. Silicone has many advantages over saline, such as a more natural look and feel, less rippling, and a lower risk of rupture.

Myth: Bigger Implants Are Better Than Smaller Implants

While an ample, prominent bosom is desirable, not everyone’s body can handle larger-than-life implants. The larger the implants are, the more likely they are to cause sagging over time and require breast revision surgery. Prospective breast augmentation patients must also take into account their current body proportions as well as surgeon recommendations before deciding on their implant size.

Myth: Implants Are Measured by Bra Cup Size

Breast implants are measured in cc’s (cubic centimeters) because it is a universal, consistent measurement. Many people believe bra cup size is standard across the board, but there can be massive differences depending on the brand and style. Because cup size differs so much and because your natural amount of breast tissue will affect your final cup size, implants are measured by their volume in cc’s rather than cup size.

Myth: Implants Need to Be Replaced Every 10 Years

Breast implants are medical devices. Therefore, they are not expected to last forever; however, there is no set timeframe for when they must be replaced. The most common reasons for replacement arise from complications like capsular contracture or rupture, but implants are not ticking time bombs set to 10 years from implantation.

For more information about breast augmentation or to find out how Dr. Jennifer Boll can help you achieve the breast profile you desire, call 480.833.5200 or contact us online to set up your personal consultation.