Popular Breast Implant Questions Answered!

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Wherever you are, the popularity of breast augmentation endures. On Long Island, in Westchester and NYC, breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures. In the United States, there are over 300,000 breast augmentation procedures performed annually. Still, women considering this procedure have plenty of questions about breast implants. 

Are All Breast Implants The Same?

No. Be assured that implants must pass the rigorous standards of United States Food and Drug Administration if the procedure is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. The only similarity that all implants share would be the fact that they are tested for sterility, quality and durability. There is no one-size-fits-all implants so they are unique in terms of their texture, shape, projection and fillings.

What Happens If I Am Not Satisfied With The Size Of The Breast Implants?

The decision and consensus on the right size of breast implants should take place before the surgery, definitely not during or after the surgery. So, it is vital and utmost necessary to discuss on a what is a comfortable size of implant with your plastic surgeon. Some surgeons have the equipment and/or software technology to help patients to visualize on how the breast implant would appear on them. The implant profile is as important as the size of the implants, as you can see in the patient featured in this Instagram post. 

Will My Breast Implant Rupture?

There is a possibility that implants might rupture.

You will know it immediately should your saline implant ruptures because your breast will flatten. However, if you chose silicone implants, you might not be aware of the rupture right away. The most recent generation of silicone implants are form stable so it retains its normal overall shape even if it is cut. For this reason, it is recommended that woman who went for silicone implants undergo MRI three years after receiving the implants.

Is Breastfeeding Possible After Receiving Implant?

While some are warned that they might lose the ability to breastfeed following the procedure, few women have reported that they faced any issues breastfeeding their newborn. Women who had breast augmentation should let their surgeon know if they’re planning to have children.

Will Breast Implants Improve Sex Life?

Maybe. Experts speculate that women who underwent breast augmentation are more confident about themselves and that can have spillover effects in the bedroom. Some have also shared that breast implants do help to spice up their sex lives.

If you are interested in the breast augmentation procedure, it is pertinent that you discuss your goals with our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Scott Newman. This way, you can ensure that you are choosing the perfect procedure for your needs, as well as achieve better natural looking and longer lasting results. After all, there is no cookie cutter solution to breast augmentation.

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