Standing first in line as the top commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedure in United States, there are over 300,000 breast augmentation procedures performed annually in America alone. Despite it being a common procedure, many still regard breast implants as a sensitive topic and are shy to understand more about this. Today we unravel the mystery of breast implant surgery and answer some of the popular breast implant questions.
Are All The 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.
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, close to no woman have been reported that they faced any issues breastfeeding their newborn. In fact, women who received implants and are worried about breast sagging due to breastfeeding should put their worries to rest.
Will Breast Implants Improve Sex Life?
Maybe. Experts did speculate that women who underwent breast augmentation are more confident about themselves and can have spillover effects in the bedroom. Some have also shared that breast implants do help to spice up their sex lives.
What Happens If I Am Not Satisfied With The Size Of The Breast Implants?
The decision and consensus on the right size of the breast implant 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.
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.