• January 26, 2023

  • Chase Tobin

3 Common Myths About Breast Implants

myths about breast implants

Myths about breast implants exist on every single social media platform as they grow in popularity. In today’s day and age, it’s common to find misinformation about breast augmentation—especially implants. Before deciding to proceed with major surgery, it’s crucial that you do the research before making any life-changing decisions.

Dr. Greg Tobin and Dr. Chase Tobin have performed countless surgeries for patients of the region. As the number of breast augmentations increases every year, we’re here to guide you on the facts of breast implants.

Myth: I can’t breastfeed with breast implants

Fact: You can absolutely breastfeed with implants. Implants are placed underneath the breast tissue and/or muscle, meaning they don’t impede your ability to breastfeed.

First things first, if you are planning to get a breast augmentation, make sure to mention to your plastic surgeon that you hope to be able to breastfeed in the future. Communication with your doctor is key to having a successful surgery. Notifying your doctor of your future plans can help your surgeon make the best possible choices and increase your chances of breastfeeding successfully when you are ready to.

Other similar myths about breast implants are whether it’s safe to breastfeed an infant with silicone breast implants. While research is limited, there are no recent reports of clinical problems in infants of mothers with silicone breast implants.

Myth: Silicone implants are not safe

Silicone implants are well studied, and both FDA-approved saline and silicone breast implants are considered safe.

With any surgery, you should fully understand the risks. Missouri Plastic & Hand Surgery uses FDA-approved implants which undergo extensive testing before approval to demonstrate reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness. However, there are still risks associated with breast implants, such as:

· Breast pain
· Rupture
· Capsular contracture
· Infection
· Additional surgeries

It’s also important to know that the longer you have breast implants, the greater the chances of having complications. Talk with your surgeon to learn more about the risks associated with breast augmentation and implants.

Myth: You’ll lose sensation after getting implants

After breast augmentation, there may be changes in sensation to the nipple or skin for a minority of the patients that undergo surgery. Some patients report hypersensitivity and others numbness. This usually resolves within 2-3 months but can be permanent.

At Missouri Plastic & Hand Surgery, we have two board-certified plastic surgeons you can trust with your breast augmentation needs. Choosing an experienced plastic surgeon is your first important step to having the natural and long-lasting results you’re dreaming of. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.