Breast augmentation: Cairns Plastic Surgery separates fact from fiction
Choosing to undergo breast augmentation surgery is a personal decision; one that must not be made under the guise or prompting of another.
It’s a personal choice – made by you, for you – and those around you should always support your decisions!
During your research, you might have been blown away by the plethora of information out there.
Websites, forums, news articles, and opinion letters: there’s so much to take in!
How much of it is unbiased, truly helpful information? And how much is fluff, diluted by people’s own opinions?
Today, we’re here to separate the fiction from fact. We’re busting some of the most common breast augmentation myths that make your research process more difficult!
Meet a Cairns Plastic Surgery nurse
For an unbiased and truly insightful conversation, why not organise a complimentary catch-up with one of the Cairns Plastic Surgery nurses?
During this confidential, no-strings chat, we invite you to come into the clinic, meet some of our staff, and find out more about breast implant surgery. No questions are off limits here!
Now, onto the myths!
Myth #1: my breasts will feel fake if I get breast implants
Immediately following surgery, it is common to experience moderate discomfort or minor pain.
It is very common for a woman to feel her breasts are hard post-surgery, and may even think that they are too hard.
This is totally normal, and you must keep in mind that it can take days, weeks, and even months for your new implants to settle, soften, and settle into their final position.
Firm breasts are common immediately following surgery, but most recovery rates see them softening and becoming more natural for the next couple of weeks.
It’s also important to remember that during surgery and immediately after, the implants are sitting higher than usual on the chest. They need to be placed here because they will naturally drop into a more natural and final position.
Simultaneously, hard implants will soften in the coming weeks, resulting in a curvaceous but natural and supple look and feel.
If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to bring them up with your surgeon during routine follow-up appointments. No question is too small or insignificant!
Myth #2: I cannot breastfeed if i get implants
One of the most common myths saturating the industry – made even more confusing by the fact that there’s not clear-cut answer.
The short answer: yes, you can breastfeed when you have implants.
The long answer: the type of surgery and how much functional glandular tissue you have may affect this.
So of course, the answer is not quite black-and-white. But there are a few considerations to make.
The type of incision made during surgery
An incision around the areola is no more likely to damage the nerves than an incision made under the breast or in the armpit
Where your implants are placed
As you might know, there are two common places where implants are inserted: under the breast tissue or partly or fully under the muscle. Neither placement method damage breast tissue and impact breastfeeding.
Many women undergo breast augmentation in their 20s and 30s, so it’s natural that they have concerns about their potential to breastfeed in the future, if they decide to have children.
Let us know if this is a priority for you!
Myth #3: anyone can perform breast augmentation surgery
No. A thousand times, no!
Did you know there’s actually a difference between the training, qualifications, and guidelines of a plastic surgeon vs. cosmetic surgeon?
Some key takeaways:
- A trained plastic surgeon has completed not only a medical degree… but also an additional 8-10 years in post-graduate training
- 2-5 years of these are spent in surgical training
- Another 4 or so years are spend in speciality surgery training (including plastic and reconstructive)
- Cosmetic surgeons, on the other hand, only need a medical degree to promote this title
We don’t want to dismiss their education – but when choosing a surgeon, it’s important you consider choosing a plastic surgeon who has up to a decade of additional experience and training for your plastic surgery procedure, including breast augmentation.
Myth #4: getting implants will give me the perfect body
As with any plastic surgery, it should not be done with the expectation that you will end up with a “perfect” body (or face, or chest, or legs, etc.)
Breast implants can help boost confidence, sexual satisfaction, and self-esteem.
But being happy with your body can’t be achieved from looks alone. It comes from within!
Breast implants will not give you the perfect body…
…However, they can boost your confidence and restore that sexy, feminine physique you may have felt was missing.
This in turn can lead to improved confidence, better comfort in clothing and bathing suits, and more positive self-esteem.
Myth #5: breast implants will correct my drooping bustline
You might think that an inevitable outcome of breast implant surgery is breasts that are also lifted, but make no mistake – there’s a reason why there’s a whole other surgery designed to restore breasts that have sagged.
Yes, implants will increase your bust size and breast projection, and may help to correct very slight sagging.
But for drooping breasts following lifestyle changes like weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding, a breast lift is often required instead of or in conjunction with breast implants.
Cairns Plastic Surgery has prepared a Breast Implant + Breast Lift package – find out more about it here!
Breast implant surgery at Cairns Plastic Surgery
So there you have it. Five of the most common breast implant surgery myths – busted!
If you’d like to take the next step, we encourage you to book a complimentary meeting with one of the nurses here at Cairns Plastic Surgery.