Breast Augmentation remains the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States, with close to 300,000 procedures performed in the last year alone. And that number continues to rise. Given the popularity of the surgery, it’s no surprise that there are several myths and incorrect assumptions in circulation.
In this blog, we will clear up some of the most common misinformation surrounding breast augmentation surgery.
- Everyone will be able to tell that I had work done. It is a common myth that breast implants must result in overly large breasts. An experienced and skilled plastic surgeon will guide patients through the process of selecting the type of implant they want, as well as a size that aligns with their goals for surgery and their overall body proportion. While some women choose to go up several cup sizes during breast augmentation, women seeking a more modest boost in size can choose to go up a single cup size for more subtle results.
- My results will look unnatural. Gone are the days of stiff, unnatural-looking breast implants. Thanks to improvements in technology, as well as the arrival of FDA-approved silicone gel implants, it is easier than ever to achieve natural-looking breast augmentation results. A board-certified surgeon will also have the skills to place the implant in a manner and proportion which complements the patient’s natural shape.
- There is a long recovery period involved. While this was once true, there have been great strides in minimizing the discomfort and time associated with breast augmentation recovery. As with most surgical procedures, patients can expect to feel tired and sore immediately following surgery, although that usually subsides in a day or two. Many patients return to work and other daily activities within a week.
- Scars will be obvious. While a certain amount of scarring is inevitable, plastic surgeons now have the ability t choose the type of incision used, allowing for minimum scar visibility. Incisions may be placed in the armpit (transaxillary incision), under the crease of the breast (inframammary incision) or around the areola (periareolar incision). With proper healing time and care, scars will fade and in some cases, become undetectable.
Breast Augmentation in Okatie
For more information about breast augmentation, or any other service we offer, contact Dr. Smith today at 843.705.8940. Our offices are located in South Carolina, serving the communities of Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort and Okatie. We look forward to hearing from you!