If you’ve been researching breast augmentation in southeast Michigan, chances are you’ve come across some good information to educate yourself. Like of the 15.6 million cosmetic procedures done in 2014, breast augmentation continues to be the top procedure year after year for the past decade. However, it’s likely you’ve also stumbled upon some not-so-good information, as well. The internet is a great place to start your preliminary research if you’re considering breast augmentation. But as the old adage goes, don’t believe everything you read (especially on the internet!). While it’s true that all women have their own unique experience with and opinion on breast augmentation, there are a few myths you should be wary of.
Myth: All Breast Implants Look Fake
Not everyone wants very large breast implants (but if you do, more power to you!). Some women wish for an implant size that is very natural looking. Perhaps they want to simply fill out their clothing better or get the breasts they had when they were younger, before nursing babies or age took over. Or maybe they just want to feel more confident or womanly in their own skin. Many women who choose a realistic sized implant option find that even their family and friends wouldn’t have known they’ve gotten implants if they hadn’t told them. When it comes to size, the bottom line is it is your body and your decision. Whatever makes you feel confident and your best self is usually the best decision.
Myth: Breast Implants Are Dangerous
While it’s true that any surgical procedure can come with risks, study after study has concluded that there is no association between silicone implants and any systemic disease. Silicone implants are FDA-Approved for breast augmentation in women 22 and over. Further, silicone implants sold in the United States are made with medical grade silicone and have undergone extensive testing for their safety and effectiveness.
Myth: Recovery Is Painful
When performed by a highly-trained, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who uses the latest technology and techniques, the pain associated with breast augmentation should be minimal. As with any surgical procedure, the incisions and surrounding area will likely be sore afterwards for a short time. However, with the proper medication, pain can be very manageable and typically subsides within a week or two.
Myth: Any Cosmetic Surgeon Can Perform A Breast Augmentation
Well, yes and no. Sure, any plastic surgeon could perform breast augmentation surgery. But when it comes to something as important as your own body, you’ll want a surgeon who does it well. Dr. Mariam Awada is southeast Michigan’s premier cosmetic surgeon specializing in breast augmentation. Board Certified and highly educated from the most prestigious plastic surgery school in the country, she is widely recognized for her breast augmentation work. And her undeniable passion for her patients and incredible bedside manner have made way for referral after referral from happy patients. If you’ve been thinking about breast augmentation, we encourage you to contact Dr. Awada at Michigan Cosmetic Surgery for a free consultation. She can help you learn fact from fiction and detail all of your options.