5 Myths About Breast Augmentation

by | Jul 17, 2015

5 Myths About Breast AugmentationIn today’s day and age, breast augmentation is a primary topic of discussion amongst women. Although each patient’s reason for wanting the procedure may be different, there is one thing they tend to have in common: the possible fear of following through because of common myths surrounding the decision. We’re here to help debunk these misconceptions.

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Here are 5 breast augmentation myths you may have heard, and why they are false:


Breast implants may cause cancer

Scientists like to say that women who get this cosmetic surgery are at a higher risk of breast cancer. While this may have been a concern in the past, it is not anymore. The implants on the today’s market are FDA approved and you are safe.


Implants can easily rupture

Implants are regularly tested, and it is very rare for them to rupture. This is not something that should be of concern, especially since the team at Richard J. Brown handles breast augmentation with the utmost care. Breast implants are designed with durability and meant to last.


You can’t get a mammogram with implants

If you have silicone implants you will have to get an xray instead of the traditional method. There are clinics with radiologists that have more experience conducting and reading mammograms.


You won’t be able to breastfeed with your implants

It is important to remember that every patient is different. Again it is a very rare case that a woman cannot breastfeed because of implants. The majority of mothers are able to nurse without any problems. The approaches that we take in our office are compatible with breast implants.


Older women aren’t able to get breast implants

Of course you should consider your health before getting any surgery, but just because an individual is older does not mean they cannot get implants. If you are healthy enough for the surgery, breast augmentations can be had by adults of any age. There is a significant amount of women in their 50’s and older who have this procedure done.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding breast augmentation, be sure to reach out to the office of Dr. Richard J. Brown. We can be reached at ​480-568-3804.