There’s a reason why breast implants are so popular – they’re a fantastic way to boost your confidence and restore your figure. However, there are a lot of myths and misinformation floating around on the Internet that may have you questioning your choice to get breast implants. We’ve put together the biggest myths out there – and the real facts behind them – so that you have all the knowledge you need to make a positive decision for you and your body.

Implants Have To Be Replaced

You’ve probably heard this one before: breast implants have to be replaced every 5 to 10 years. Not true! Your implants will not have to be replaced unless an issue emerges. One of the most common issues that occurs with saline implants is saline leakage and, while this can be annoying, it poses no health risks. You could go decades without ever getting your implants replaced, unless you want to upgrade to larger ones at some point!

You Can’t Play Sports With Implants

False! Although you may experience some soreness and swelling immediately after your surgery, this won’t last any longer than two weeks. Once you’re fully recovered, you’ll be able to get back to all of the activities you enjoyed previously. The only difference is that you might feel more confident and youthful!

Silicone Is Not A Safe Substance

This one isn’t true at all. Many people worry about putting a substance like silicone into their body, but silicone is actually one of the most bio-compatible substances available. What does bio-compatibility mean? Bio-compatibility is a measure of how well a substance interacts with an organic host – this means that silicone interacts very well with the human body. As an added bonus, silicone is also hypoallergenic!

You Can’t Breastfeed With Implants

This is completely inaccurate – breast implants will not stop you from being able to breastfeed and it’s totally safe to breastfeed your child after you undergo breast augmentation. While your nipples may be less sensitive than they were before, you won’t have any problems nursing your child.

Breast Implants Don’t Feel The Same

There is no way to completely simulate the feeling of natural breasts, but you will be satisfied with your results. Breast implants do not feel unnaturally firm or hard, but they may feel different than your natural breasts. One of the main things that leads to breast implants having a ‘different’ feeling than normal, is the development of scar tissue around the implant. Consult with your surgeon for the best way to avoid scar tissue and keep your breast implants feeling soft and fabulous.

Everyone Will Notice That I Have Breast Implants

With the right surgeon, no one will notice your breast implants – unless you want them to, that is! A well-executed breast augmentation will produce very natural looking results that perfectly compliment your figure. If you’ve noticed that breast implants appear fake or unnatural-looking on others, this is probably due to the implant being placed improperly or because it is too large.

Breast Implants Cause Obvious Scarring

If obvious scarring is holding you back from getting breast implants, put your fears aside! To insert your implants, your surgeon will make a small scar that can easily blend in with the natural contours of your body. This incision can be placed under your arm, around your nipple, or beneath your breast.

Your Breasts Will Sag More If You Get Implants

You will absolutely not experience an increase in sagging due to your breast implants. Sagging is caused by a breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin – the structural proteins that keep your skin taut and firm. Over time, the aging process will cause your skin to lose its elasticity and your breasts will slowly lose their perkiness regardless of whether you have implants or not.

You Can’t Detect Breast Cancer If You Have Implants

Although breast implants do make it more difficult for radiologists to perform mammograms, an experienced doctor can appropriately account for your implants and give you the care that you need. Let your doctor know that you have breast implants before you get a mammogram.

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