Myths About Breast Implants

Breast implants are the most popular cosmetic procedure for women in the United States today, but that doesn’t mean that this type of surgery is fully understood by everyone. In fact, there are a number of persistent myths about breast implants. Is one of the following myths stopping you from considering breast implants? You don’t have to let misinformation stop you from getting the breasts that you want any longer.

Myth #1: Breast Implants Always Look Fake

This is perhaps the biggest myth about breast implants. Fake looking breast implants are actually very rarely seen today. When you have a well-trained plastic surgeon like Dr. Rau at Rau Plastic Surgery, there’s no need to worry about fake looking breast implants. Dr. Rau has the years of experience and extensive training required to help you choose the breast implants that are best suited for your specific body. There are a very wide range of different implant sizes and types available, and one of them is perfect for your body. At Rau Plastic Surgery, you will be analyzed you with Vectra software, which is a state of the art 3D imaging technology that can show anticipated appearances after surgery. Dr. Rau will recommend the most natural looking breast implants, giving you a real looking result that is also beautiful.

Myth #2: One Certain Surgery or Incision Type is Superior to Others

This is another widespread myth. The truth is that there are several different types of incisions and surgery methods, and each has its own advantages and drawbacks. Dr. Rau will recommend a surgery type based on your specific wishes, your body type, and your desired outcome. While certain surgery methods aren’t used any longer because they’re outdated, there are several different methods that are viable options today based upon the situation. Dr. Rau’s high level of knowledge and experience can guide you to the best surgery type with the best and most advanced techniques.

Myth #3: Recovery is Long and Hard

While recovery is unique to the individual, the rumors about long hard recovery that you may have heard just aren’t true. Most breast augmentation surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures. The majority of patients experience a fairly small amount of pain during the recovery from breast implant surgery. Some patients may have moderate pain for the first couple of days after their breast implant surgery, but this is short lived and can be managed effectively with either non-prescription drugs or medication prescribed by Dr. Rau.

Myth #4: You Can’t Breastfeed if you Have Breast Implants

This is another very widespread myth, and it’s simply not true in most cases. The great majority of breast augmentation patients who wish to breastfeed at some point in the future will be able to do so. It’s important that you discuss your family building plans with Dr. Rau before breast augmentation surgery. This allows Dr. Rau to choose the type of incision and the implant placement that will be best suited for your plans.

Myth #5: Breast Implants Change Your Whole Appearance

Naturally, breast implants impact the appearance in a positive way, but they don’t magically change the entire body. If you’ve always been unhappy with your belly or your thighs, that’s probably not going to change when you get breast implants. While implants can certainly change your general silhouette in a positive way, they can’t reduce the girth of your thighs, change the amount of fat in your belly, or add volume to your buttocks. Having realistic expectations is important, and Dr. Rau will talk about this with you prior to surgery. You’ll love your new breasts, but it won’t necessarily change the way you feel about other specific parts of your body.

Ready to Learn More About Breast Implants?

Are you ready to learn more about breast implants? Dr. Rau and the entire team at Rau Plastic Surgery are here to help. Contact the Rau Plastic Surgery office anytime to schedule a consultation at which you can find out whether breast implant surgery is right for you.