Breast augmentation myths are all around us. Much like Botox, breast augmentation procedures get a lot of attention. Whether it’s on TV, gossip between friends or in magazines, there is a lot of half-truths and misinformation that can make it difficult for someone to determine if it’s the right cosmetic plastic surgery option for them. “We perform numerous breast augmentation procedures each year,” says Dr. Adibfar, a top surgeon in the Toronto plastic surgery industry. “We spend a lot of time educating people on these surgeries because cutting through the false information isn’t easy. And when it comes to plastic surgery, fully understanding the procedure, the recovery and the results is key in making a smart decision.”
4 Common Breast Augmentation Myths You Shouldn’t Believe
How do you know who to trust? That’s simple. It shouldn’t be the tabloid magazine that’s found at the cashier checkout. Partnering with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has years of experience performing breast augmentation procedures is someone you can count on. True information shouldn’t be hard to come by, especially when it has to do with such a big life decision. That’s why Dr. Adibfar set out to correct a few myths he comes across on a consistent basis.
Breast Augmentation Myth #1: Breast implants are totally fake looking
This is a common thought for many. They automatically think of the the barbie figure with over-sized breasts. This could be the end result if you don’t select the right size. “We spend a lot of time selecting the right size and shape implant so that it works harmoniously with your natural contours,” explains Dr. Adibfar. “It’s not about adding as much size as possible. It’s about creating a silhouette that’s beautiful, accentuated and harmonized.”
Breast Augmentation Myth #2: It’s the only procedure you really need
Many women feel that a breast augmentation will be the answer to all of their beauty concerns. Beauty means something different to each person. It could be increasing the size of your breasts, decreasing the size of your breasts, making them more firm or creating more harmonization. “Breast augmentations can dramatically enhance a woman’s appearance,” says Dr. Adibfar. “But it doesn’t give them a whole new body. Those who believe this and have unrealistic expectations can feel disappointed afterwards.”
Breast augmentation can only do so much. The arms, waist, thighs, calves and midsection are all areas that can also define a person’s appearance. That’s why we review your goals in the context of your whole body, not just your breasts. We may recommend other procedures that will enhance your breasts and improve your appearance. It’s our goal to help you get the body you want in the most effective way possible.
Breast Augmentation Myth #3: The results are immediate
Your body will react in various ways during and after the surgery. Often times your muscles will tighten up. This alters your body’s contours and the visual appearance of what’s been done during the surgery. For example, your implants may start out higher on your chest or look swollen. But as your body recovers, your breasts naturally settle into the position they were intended to be in. “It’s important to understand this process to ensure you give yourself enough time to let your body naturally heal,” says Dr. Adibfar. “It also helps when planning when to get a breast augmentation because you’ll know it takes time for you to realize the full benefits.”
Breast Augmentation Myth #4: Recovery is a major pain
Recovery time and the amount of pain felt is dependent on the individual and the breast augmentation procedure you’ve undergone. The advancements in plastic surgery techniques and recovery have made the recuperation experience as comfortable as possible. “Some women won’t feel any pain at all, while others may experience some discomfort that can be treated with prescribed painkillers,” says Dr. Adibfar. “We make every effort to create a recovery experience that is comfortable and supports beautiful results.”
A Beautifully Contoured Body Can Be a Reality
If you want to learn more about breast augmentation or any other plastic surgery procedure as you look to create the body you’ve always wanted, contact us to book your private consultation today. We’ll help you make the right decisions that will give you the results you’re searching for.