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Five Myths About Breast Augmentation Surgery

In the case of breast augmentation, bigger does not equal better. While large breast implants may seem like a good idea, there are several things to consider. The width of your chest can only accommodate a certain implant size before they start to look unnatural, and the quality of your skin should also be considered. If your skin is too thin, rippling and stretch marks can occur, and in some cases, the implant may even be visible. You should also keep in mind that the heavier the implant, the more likely you are to experience sagging with the passage of time, as well as back pain from the excess weight.

Ultimately, the size you choose is up to you - Dr. Awada will give you recommendations according to your body measurements, and it is best to listen to the voice of experience when making your final decision.

Myth: There Will Be a Lot Of Scars

The location of your incision is something that is chosen according to your body type, size of the implants, and your surgeon’s preference. Most surgeons use an inframammary incision (underneath the breast in the fold) or an axillary incision (in the armpit), so the scars are not only small, but in less visible areas. Additionally, by following Dr. Awada’s instructions for incision care and scar management, the risk of scarring is minimal

Myth: My Implants Will Last a Lifetime

The primary thing to remember is that breast implants are a man-made medical device, and while they are designed for maximum longevity, nothing lasts forever. Most FDA approved implants (which are the only kind you should be getting) come with a lifetime warranty that covers replacement of the implant if something goes wrong. In most cases, implants can last more than ten years - that being said, however, it is important that you get them checked regularly, and understand that there is a possibility that they may need to be replaced at some point. 

Myth: Breast Augmentation is a Simple Operation That Any Surgeon Can Do

In 2016, more than 310,000 women underwent breast augmentation, making it the second most popular plastic surgery procedure in the U.S. While it’s become a more common surgery, this doesn’t mean that just any surgeon is qualified to perform it. It takes years of training and experience to perfect the art of augmentation - a skilled surgeon can place implants in a breast, but the bottom line is that the caliber of surgeon you choose will be reflected in the caliber of your results. Dr. Awada is a board certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in breast augmentation, so you can be sure that you've selected the best option when you choose her as your surgeon.

At Michigan Plastic Surgery, we want to make sure that you get the results you want from your breast augmentation procedure. We also strive to help you understand the process, and make sure that you have realistic expectations, both which are vital to the success of your surgery. Call us today at 248-948-5500 to schedule a consultation.

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