It’s time to debunk these top 5 myths about Breast Implants
Breast augmentation has become one of the most popular cosmetic surgery globally and if you’re one of those considering this procedure done for yourself, debunking some common myths and misconceptions about breast implants would be a good place to start.
Myth 1: My breasts will look fake
Thanks to advancements in technology, it is possible to have breast implants look completely natural. At SW1 Clinic, we have a pre-operative 3D Vectra imaging that helps you envision how your implants will look like on you. Our plastic surgeons can also customise tear drop implants to optimise the individual’s breast shape to create a natural appearance and soft feel.
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Myth 2: Recovery time after surgery will be long and painful
The typical recovery time post surgery is one to two weeks. While it’s normal to experience some pain or discomfort after the surgery, it’s not unbearable. Your doctor is also able to ease any discomfort by prescribing some medication to you to help you through your recovery phase.
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Myth 3: I won’t be able to breastfeed after I have breast implants
Breast implants may seem very invasive but as long as the nipples and milk ducts are kept intact and not damaged during the procedure, you will still be able to breast feed after a breast augmentation procedure. In short, breast implants will not pose any risks or difficulty to those who wish to breastfeed after.
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Myth 4: I will lose sensation in my breasts
It’s true you may lose sensation on your nipples post-surgery but give your nerves time to adjust to the size of your breasts and your nipples will regain sensation a few months after you have fully recovered. Loss of breast sensation on the other hand is almost zero to rare.
Myth 5: I will be able to see results immediately after surgery
You’ll be excited to see the results of your breast augmentation surgery and you probably will expect to see them immediately after. The truth is immediately after surgery, your muscles will react by contracting and it’s normal to experience swelling. Give it 8 to 12 weeks for the swelling to come down and you’ll be able to fully appreciate the results of your breast augmentation procedure