The Top 5 Myths about Breast Implants Debunked!
You’ve been thinking about breast implants, but your friends or the internet have scared you off with myths that are misinformed at best, while others are just plain wrong! Here are the top five myths about implants that deserve to be debunked:
1. Implants have to be replaced every few years. You can expect an implant to last from 8 to 30 years. Most manufacturers actually offer warranties that their implants will last for at least 10 years and one offers a lifetime warranty on leak or rupture.
2. But don’t they all leak? Actually only 1-2% of all implants leak per year, (so the older the implant, the higher the risk). Saline may leak somewhat earlier than silicone. Also, silicone implants have been shown to have the same safety as saline implants.
3. I won’t be able to have successful mammograms. Actually, implants don’t have much impact on mammograms. At most, the technician may need to take a few extra pictures of the breast to make sure the entire area has been imaged.
4. What if I can’t breast feed? If the surgeon begins with a careful incision below the breast in the natural crease and places the implant under or over the muscle, almost everyone who wishes to breast feed can do so.
5. You can always tell if someone has had implants—they just look or feel fake… Hardly! With a skilled, caring surgeon who works with your unique features and personal preferences, you can expect natural, youthful breasts that are aesthetically integrated into your body structure. As a result, millions of women around the world have selected and are very satisfied with this popular procedure—and unless they’ve told you they have implants, you’d probably never know!