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Debunking 7 Common Myths About Breast Augmentation

For many women, size and shape of breasts are an important part of their image and self-confidence. In the US, every year approximately 300,000 women get breast implants, however there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding breast augmentation. The team at Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery in Knoxville wants you to make an informed decision.

In this article, we’ll debunk seven common myths about breast augmentation.



1. Myth: Breast augmentation is only for women with small breasts.

Fact: Breast augmentation is a procedure that can benefit women of all breast sizes. It can increase the size and fullness of the breasts, as well as improve their shape and symmetry.

2. Myth: Breast implants are always obvious and unnatural-looking.

Fact: Modern breast implants come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and materials that can be customized to each patient’s unique needs and preferences. A skilled plastic surgeon will focus on creating results that are balanced and natural looking.

3. Myth: Breast implants need to be replaced every 10 years.

Fact: There is no set timeline for breast implant replacement. Many patients can go decades without experiencing any problems or needing any additional surgery.

4. Myth: Breast implants will interfere with mammograms and increase the risk of breast cancer.

Fact: Breast implants do not increase the risk of breast cancer, nor do they interfere with mammograms. However, patients with breast implants may need additional views or specialized mammography techniques to ensure that all breast tissue can be properly evaluated.

5. Myth: Breast augmentation is a painful and risky procedure.

Fact: Like any surgery, breast augmentation comes with some risks and discomfort. However, with proper anesthesia and pain management, most patients report a relatively comfortable recovery period.

6. Myth: Breast augmentation is a one-size-fits-all procedure.

Fact: Every patient’s body is unique, and breast augmentation procedures should be tailored to the patient’s individual needs and preferences. This includes selecting the appropriate implant size, shape, and material, as well as determining the optimal surgical approach.

7. Myth: Breast augmentation is only for young women.

Fact: Breast augmentation can benefit women of all ages who are looking to improve the appearance of their breasts. However, older patients may require additional procedures, such as a breast lift or reduction, to achieve their desired results.

Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery in Knoxville is committed to providing patients with accurate and reliable information about breast augmentation. If you’re considering breast augmentation, we encourage you to Request a Consultation with trusted plastic surgeon, Dr. David Lo. Call us at (865) 306-5680 or book online at: https://www.premiersurgicalplasticsurgery.com/request-a-consultation