There are many myths surrounding breast augmentation and breast implants.
- Implants have to be replaced regularly.
This is not the case at all! While breast implants are prosthetic devices which are not expected to last a patient’s entire lifetime, there is no set time period where an implant would need to be exchanged. If you are at risk for breast disease such as breast cancer, then routine follow up is recommended after your surgery. As time goes on the implant will experience more wear and tear in your body and may need to be replaced at some point. That said if the implant is intact and you are happy with the cosmetic outcome, there is no need to regularly replace breast implants.
- Women cannot breast free with implants or it’s dangerous for the baby.
If you have breast implants placed early in life and are worried about the effects it may have on breast feeding your child there is very little cause for concern. Studies have been conducted that demonstrate that there is no risk to children who breast feed from women with saline or silicone implants. Because the surgery involves breast tissue, there is a chance that nipple sensation could be affected which may affect breast feeding. There are several techniques that surgeons use to prevent any adverse effects on the nipple. Implants themselves have no demonstrated risk to breast feeding or the child.
- My breasts won’t look or feel natural after getting implants
Working with Dr. Kim you can discuss your goals for breast augmentation. Dr. Kim excels in providing his patients with a natural look after surgery which will compliment your natural figure while enhancing your overall cosmetic appearance. Often patients choose silicone implants over saline implants because it can provide a more natural look and feel to the breast.