Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in America, and it isn’t showing any signs of slowing down soon. As with any widespread procedure, a number of myths have developed about breast implants that are placing false perceptions about augmentation out in the public. Below you can find three of the biggest—and most untrue—myths that deserve clarification.
Myth 1: All Implants Look Fake
The quality of breast implants is highly influenced by the surgeon tasked with the procedure. Surgeons aren’t just doctors, but artists as well. They envision and create new breasts, so the best plastic surgeons know how to augment breasts to look modestly enhanced within a patient’s existing contours. This false myth gained traction many years ago when women who sought breast implants preferred large, bold, and obvious augmentations, so the public assumed that all breast implants would look equally as fake.
Myth 2: Implants Must Be Enormous
The Pamela Andersons of the world have created another misconception that all breast augmentation procedures result in unnaturally large breasts, but this is false! The size of the augmentation is completely up to the patient, and the size can be as subtle of an increase as desired. An A-cup can boost to a B-cup, or a C-cup can boost to a D-cup. It’s certainly possible to have breasts that are larger than is natural, but most women opt for subtlety and proportionality.
Myth 3: Augmentation Will Fix Sagging
Some women are unhappy with their breasts because they are too small, and many women are frustrated by the sagging that has occurred to their breasts over the years and especially after childbirth or significant weight loss. It’s a myth that receiving breast implants can resolve sagging, though. Only a breast lift can restore perkiness to breasts, since implants merely add size to the existing shape of the breasts. It is for this reason that most women opt for a breast lift and implant combination so that their breasts not only look perky again, but also look full.