Breast implant surgery may be a major decision for women looking to enhance their breasts and feel hesitant or sceptical about getting breast implants.
There are various reasons why women may feel sceptical about breast implants, such as fear of potential complications or concerns about looking too fake after breast augmentation. Some women also avoid breast implant surgery for the myths, or negative stories heard about breast implants.
If you are considering breast augmentation but have concerns about its safety and efficacy, read on to learn the facts and separate them from the myths.
MYTH Versus FACT About Breast Implant Surgery
MYTH 1: Breast implants may be cancer-causing
FACT: No research has shown any facts about the association of breast cancer risk in breast implant patients. There is some evidence to suggest that old salt-rolled Allergan implants that were used in the past may have a link with anaplastic large-cell lymphoma. These implants are not used these days because of this reason.
MYTH 2 : Breast implants need replacement every 10 years
FACT: While most breast implants need replacement, the 10-year mark is somewhat arbitrary. Around 20% of women require implant removal after 10 years, but not all. Dr Rory uses Motiva implants that may even last for a lifetime. Your breast tissue is going to age independent of the implant and actually may necessitate a form of breast surgery, but not because of the device itself.
Women below 40 years who have had breast implant surgery for breast augmentation are recommended for self-examination and ultrasounds. Women above 40 years are recommended for self-examination and mammograms.
MYTH 3: Ruptured implants may cause health risks
Ruptured implants are one of the common causes of requiring breast implant replacement. It happens when the content of implants comes out of the shell and distorts the breast’s shape. It may cause some pain, but these implant leaks do not pose any health risks as such. Infact, the chances of ruptured implants are negligible when Motiva implants are used. Older style implants, such as the PIP implant, if ruptured, can cause problems in the local tissues due to silicon leakage and potentially to the local lymph nodes.
MYTH 4: Implants guarantee to give you perky and youthful breasts for a lifetime
FACT: Even though the breast implant surgery procedure will offer perky and youthful breasts, your breasts may still change due to ageing, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy after augmentation. A breast lift may be recommended to address sagging.
MYTH 5: Big-sized implants are better
FACT: Implant size should be carefully chosen and matched to your breast dimensions for natural-looking results. Dr Rory will meet multiple times until you are comfortable with your implant size. Large implants on a small chest can cause proportionality issues and sag.
MYTH 6: Breast implants make breastfeeding impossible
FACT: Breastfeeding may be complicated with implants in some cases. However, implant placement does not require any significant breast tissue removal, and your milk ducts remain safe, so breastfeeding is not impossible.
Discussing breastfeeding plans after Implant placement with Dr Rory is recommended so that he may devise safer techniques that can minimise any potential effects on breastfeeding.
Depending on the anatomy of your breast and the placement, whether it’s above or below the muscle can, can cause an increased risk of disruption of your milk ducts. It is also important to remember that some women cannot breastfeed even if they do not have breast implants, and one breast may be different from the other.
Breast Implant Surgery- With Motiva Implants
Motiva breast implants are sixth-generation cohesive silicone gel implants that enhance the breast’s shape and volume. These implants are suitable for both cosmetic and reconstructive purposes and are designed to be the safest breast implant currently available on the market.
One of the key features of these implants is their specialised surface, known as the SmoothSilk/SilkSurface shell. This shell has a uniform TrueMonobloc nanotextured surface, which is classified as a smooth surface, and provides several advantages, such as
- Ergonomic and mimics the looks and feel of natural breasts
- Low implant capsular contraction rate.
- Bluseal visual indicator to ensure shell integrity.
- Implant’s design enables the passage through a smaller incision.
These implants are FDA-approved. Dr Rory uses the Motiva Ergonomix implants, both of which are covered by the Motiva Always Confident Warranty. He also uses Round implants available for breast volume and shape enhancement.
Read more about Motiva implants HERE!
Are you still having doubts about having breast implant surgery? Consult Dr Rory to express your concerns about implants.