Because hundreds of thousands of breast augmentation procedures are performed on an annual basis, it’s easy to believe that potential patients know all they need to about this surgery. To enlarge the breasts can make a world of difference in the way a woman feels about her body, and the more one appreciates their shape, the more confident they feel. For this reason, we want to swat down a few myths that may stand between you and your ideal.
- The change in appearance and feel will be obvious. This could be true, and once was the norm. However, the advances in technique and implant products that have occurred over the years have made significant improvements in the final result of breast augmentation. The objective of enlargement is to enhance overall proportions, not to make the breasts stand out as obvious and overly-large. The malleability of newer types of silicone implants, along with variety in shape, further enhances the final result.
- Enlarging the breasts will ultimately mean sagging. For the most part, a woman can expect a certain degree of looseness to occur with age. This is true with natural breast tissue as much as it is with breast implants. The issue behind sagging breasts has more to do with the loss of muscle tone and depletion of collagen in the skin than the weight of breasts. With good skin care and a commitment to fitness, women can prolong the firmness and height of their breasts.
- Replacement of breast implants is a given. Due to a years-old report, there is a longstanding idea that breast implants have a shelf-life of only 10 years. Who would want to repeat breast surgery so often! The truth is, there is no way to predict the longevity of any breast implant. Some women need revision surgery before the 10-year mark, while others never undergo a follow-up procedure.
In our Cincinnati office, patients can obtain the full extent of information needed to make an informed decision about breast implant surgery. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Krummen, call 513-985-0850.