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5 Breast Implant Myths Debunked

Myths about breast augmentation and breast implants have been around for a long time. Now, more than ever, it seems as though these myths are more common and even more outrageous than before. We encourage our patients to do their own research and to wait to make any decisions until they’ve actually met with Dr. Meger. We wanted to do our part in putting some of these fables to rest with a few facts in this  blog post.

As you start to think about your breast augmentation and breast implants, Scottsdale women have a lot of factors to consider. Fortunately, you won't have to figure this all out by yourself. When you work with Dr. Meger, you’ll get all of the information you need to make an informed decision. Dr. Meger has built his practice on the idea that the doctor and patient should work together with total honesty and transparency. Plus, as a board certified and world-class surgeon, Dr. Meger is one of the most highly sought after surgeons in the state. Take a look at our gallery of breast augmentation Before-and-After pictures to see his work for yourself. Then give us a call today at (602) 957-6000

Myth #1 Every 10 Years You Have to Replace Breast Implants

Scottsdale women are often able to keep their breast implants for longer than 10 years--if they’re placed by a skilled surgeon. The 10-year myth came about because that is the warranty length that some manufacturers put on their breast implants. But if your implant hasn’t ruptured, leaked, or dropped substanitally, and if there isn’t capsular contracture then you can most likely continue to enjoy your implants.

Myth #2 Breastfeeding is Impossible with Breast Implants

This is absolutely not true. Depending on the type of incision you get and the implant placement, your ability to breast feed is not changed by breast implant surgery.

Myth #3 Significantly Sagging Breasts Can Be Fixed with Breast Implants

Scottsdale women whose breasts have started to sag often ask us if they can just get a breast augmentation to fix them.  If there is a slight amount of sag in some cases filling the skin envelope with enough implant will result in an acceptable amount of lift.  If there is considerable sagginess however, breast implants alone are not feasible.. A breast lift or mastopexy can be performed with the augmentation to fix sagging breasts. But performing a breast augmentation during a breast lift is fairly common.

Myth #4 Saline Implants Are Safer

While saline implants definitely have their advantages, they are not necessarily safer than silicone. However, one of the advantages is that if they do leak or rupture, you’ll be able to know almost immediately because the saline implants will deflate.  Your body absorbs the saline harmlessly and we replace the implant.  In the event of a silicone rupture, the silicone molecules bind to one another so the ruptured implant functions sort of like a run flat tire and the bulk of the silicone remains inside the implant.  Multiple studies have shown this silicone will not cause disease.

Myth #5 Breast Implants Always Look Fake

Scottsdale women get breast augmentation more than any other cosmetic procedure. If all breast implants looked fake, you think you’d start to notice. But Dr. Meger always does his best to deliver the results that his patients want. Most women want natural-looking breasts which is why you probably don’t notice when women have implants.

Scottsdale patients considering getting a breast augmentation or breast implants, should call Dr. Meger today at (602) 957-6000. While the internet has a lot of really valuable and reliable information, there’s also a lot of mistaken and downright dishonest content out there. We would love to talk to you about your questions and concerns, so make sure you call us today.