Breast augmentation, combined with a breast lift, provides a fantastic and safe option for women looking to restore
fullness and correct sagging resulting from childbirth, aging, or losing weight. As beneficial, as the procedure
may be, there are many misconceptions about breast augmentation. Understanding the most common misconceptions
before undergoing the procedure is necessary to ensure you get the best possible results and successful recovery.
Misconception/Myth #1: Implants look totally fake!
This myth was a product of women getting implants that were conspicuously too large for their bodies. It is
important to consult with your surgeon about the look you would like to achieve. So, if your doctor determines that
the procedure can be performed safely, you can get whatever size of breast implants desired. That said, most of the
women who opt for breast augmentation are only looking for fuller breasts that are proportional to the rest of
their body, so very few women opt for oversized augmentations.
Misconception/Myth #2: Implants are always large!
This is another outdated misconception. Actually, breast enhancements come in a variety of sizes, including smaller
packages than you might realize. Women are increasingly looking to achieve more realistic images of female beauty
portrayed in the media. So, more of them are opting for smaller, more proportionate enhancements. Additionally,
advancements in plastic surgery technology, like Vectra 3D imaging, help to visualize the likely changes with
different sizes of implants on PC, so clients know exactly what to expect.
Misconception/Myth #3: You cannot breastfeed with implants.
It is common belief that breast enhancements interfere with a woman’s milk production/delivery system, so they
cannot breastfeed any subsequent newborns. However, this is not true. A professionally done breast enhancement
procedure usually avoids any form of injury to the breast’s milk ducts, so you should be able to breastfeed with
implants. Still, there are many women who experience problems with breastfeeding yet they do not have breast
Misconception/Myth #4: You should change your lifestyle and activities after the surgery.
Like any other surgery, you need a rather lengthy recovery period, but your plastic surgeon should give you some
guidelines concerning the amount of time you should take off from work, as well as how soon you can resume regular
activities. Eventually, you will be able to do anything without worrying about the implants, including boxing,
scuba diving, or parachuting.
Misconception/Myth #5: Implants should be replaced every 10 years.
Breast implants typically stay in place for 20+ years without any worries. Replacements usually occur when the
patient decides to get a different size, or after a serious accident.
Dr. Golshani is a board-certified breast
augmentation surgeon located in Beverly Hills and uses safe, high-end breast implants by Sientra®.
Interested in breast augmentation including breast implants and breast lift? His office may be reached @