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3 Truths About Breast Augmentation Surgery

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Getting a breast augmentation is a fairly common elective surgery among women. It has provided many women a solution to problems that they might have experienced their entire lives. These problems could include medical conditions, reconstruction needs and self-esteem issues. Unfortunately, many people have stigmas about breast augmentation that are simply not true. Here are 3 common myths of breast augmentation surgery.

Myth #1

The Majority of Women Getting A Breast Augmentation Want Abnormally Large Breasts.


The largest demographic of women who opt for plastic surgery are women who are over 30 years old. As the women ages, she might experience a change in her body, especially if she had had children. For example, breastfeeding a child can cause the breast to loose its fullness, size, and shape. Pregnancy can also affect the women's breast.

For this reason, after women are finished having children, they might consider getting an augmentation that helps to restore what once was. They are not necessarily opting for a massive change in size. Instead, they simply want to have the shape and fullness back that they had before they had children. And with 3D imaging plastic surgery, women and plastic surgeons can better know how the final product will look.

Myth #2

Many young girls, as young as high school aged, are getting breast augmentations.


In order to be a board certified plastic surgeon, you have to follow the guidelines given about plastic surgery. When it comes to age, the guidelines for a breast augmentation are this: for silicone implants, the woman has to be at least 22 years old. This is because they cannot get the surgery unless their breast tissue has fully developed. For this reason, young ladies who are still in puberty and have not yet reached adulthood cannot get the surgery. For saline implants, the patient has to be at least 18 years old. Once again, this is because it is vital that their bodies are fully developed.

Thus, no young woman under the age of 18 should get a breast augmentation, unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Myth #3

Breast Augmentations Are Purely Cosmetic.


There is a large demographic of women who get breast augmentations for medical reasons. One reason women get the surgery is for reconstruction after a mastectomy. If the woman has had breast cancer, she might opt for implants as a part of reconstruction surgery. Second, there are some women who suffer from micromastia. This is a condition where the breasts never develop. These women could get implants to enlarge their breasts to match a more average size.  

These are just a couple truths about breast augmentation.