Since it became one of the most sought-after plastic surgery procedures, it was inevitable that countless myths would spread surrounding breast augmentation surgery. Breast Augmentation (bilateral breast augmentation or BBA) is an operation to enlarge the breasts. It can be a life-changing and life-enhancing procedure. However, having breast enlargement is a big decision. It is major surgery with potential risks, and the result you may hope for cannot be guaranteed.
If you’re considering breast augmentation surgery, but are hesitant because of some of the press surrounding the procedure’s safety and results, a top-rated female plastic surgeon in UK, Dr Rozina Ali, is here to help you. Highly qualified in breast surgery, Dr Ali dispels some of the most common myths surrounding breast augmentation and provides patients with the correct information they need.
Implants make breasts look fake
They don’t have to! That’s actually a matter of personal preference. It’s easy to spot ‘bad’ or overtly obvious plastic surgery. Good or proportionate plastic surgery is not at all obvious!
However, with today’s evolving techniques, smaller ‘slimplants’, ergonomix gels, and shaped cohesive gummy bear implants, it can be nearly impossible to tell the difference between natural breasts and enhanced breasts. It’s all about your personal preference, your body habitus, and your plastic surgeon’s guidance, expertise and skill. In that way, you can select the exact right implant for your needs.
Implants Will Need to Be Replaced Every 10 Years
The truth is that high-quality silicone implants can last a very long time and that breast implant durability varies. What determines the need for implants to be changed is very often your body’s response to the implant, ie the capsule that develops. It really is an unpredictable, personal response to changes in your body with age, hormonal changes and capsule behaviour. Many women make the decision to replace their implants after 10 to15 years, but if you are not having any issues with your implants you can keep them for longer.
Bigger breasts are better
Bigger breasts are heavier. Breast reduction is one of the top 5 most requested procedures. All breasts have their own pros and cons, natural or unnatural, too big or too small, too prominent or too droopy. Talk frankly to your plastic surgeon about your needs and wants. Most Plastic surgeons will recommend an aesthetic size that suits your body type, your personality and your lifestyle. Or they may recommend lightweight fat transfer .. also known as breast augmentation through fat transfer, it is a harmonious series of several minimally invasive steps. The aim of breast lipo-filling is to render a soft, natural-looking breast, that feels and behaves more naturally than implants and without a specific large scar.
You will lose sensation in your breasts
This is rarely if ever the case. Any loss of sensation of your nipples after the surgery is only temporary. As any inflammation and swelling settle and your nerve endings desensitise and resensitise, the sensation will revert back to normal in over 90% of cases. Nipple eversion (popping out of flat or inverted nipples) is a welcome side effect of breast implant surgery and this may result in increased nipple sensitivity in a small percentage of patients.
Any surgeon can perform breast augmentation surgery
This is the most dangerous myth since it is a preference many doctors and patients wish were true! Many patients use internet search engines to look up doctors and services. You should bear in mind that information accessed in this fashion may be promotional in nature. Any well-trained plastic surgeon can probably perform a simple breast augmentation procedure, so look out for PLASTIC SURGERY ACCREDITATION – FRCS (Plast). That doesn’t mean they have an aptitude, expertise or interest in it. Plastic surgeons can specialise in other specialities such as Burns surgery, Hand surgery, craniofacial surgery etc…the subspecialties are myriad and reflect a surgeon’s interest and training.
It takes a specialist in breasts and breast reconstruction and a skilled plastic surgeon, to best advise, guide and treat you. It can take many years of training nationally and internationally to be a truly expert Breast aesthetics specialist able to offer natural and long-lasting results. Make sure your surgeon has FRCS (Plast) after their name (the UK certification of plastic surgery training, qualification and entry to the specialist register) also that you can talk to them freely, they listen to you and can understand your needs.
Breast augmentation is a lifetime commitment and must not be considered a one-stop permanent solution. If you plan on undergoing breast augmentation surgery in UK, it is an excellent opportunity to schedule a private consultation with your plastic surgeon and see what are the best recommendations to meet your desired breast augmentation goal.