Because breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in this country, there is a lot of (mis)information circulating about the surgery. Pittsburgh breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Anna Wooten believes every breast augmentation candidate is entitled to accurate information about the procedure and what it entails. In this post, she hopes to shed light on some of the most common breast augmentation myths.
“Breast Implants Always Look Fake”
Probably the most perpetuated myth about breast augmentation is that all implants are noticeably oversized or out of proportion with the rest of the body. The truth is that breast implants come in a range of sizes, shapes, profiles and compositions, which allows you to achieve the look you desire. Whether you want noticeably larger breasts or a subtle boost in breast volume, it’s all possible with the help of a talented plastic surgeon like Dr. Wooten.
“Implants Are Unsafe”
Implants have been extensively tested and studied over the years. In fact, they are among the most-studied medical devices of all time. The implants Dr. Wooten uses are approved by the FDA, and the chance of them rupturing or leaking is very small (one year after placement, the risk of an implant leak is about 1 percent, and it increases by about 1 percent every year after that).
“Breast Augmentation Causes Serious Pain”
Although every patient has a different pain threshold, most tolerate the procedure and recover extremely well. Any discomfort can be alleviated with painkillers as prescribed by Dr. Wooten, and wearing a compression bra aids in the recovery. Dr. Wooten performs “Rapid Recovery” breast augmentations, and her patients are able to return to a desk job only a few days after surgery.
“The Only Way to Augment the Breasts Is with Implants”
Dr. Wooten offers an incredible alternative to traditional breast augmentation: breast augmentation with fat transfer. This involves taking unwanted fat from the hips, thighs or stomach and injecting the fat into the breasts to add fullness and shape.
Breast augmentation with fat transfer is ideal for the woman that wants to augment her breasts without a foreign object, major incisions or prolonged recovery. As an added benefit, the donor area looks slimmer and more sculpted!
Contact Our Pittsburgh Breast Augmentation Surgeon
If you have questions about any of the information in this post, Dr. Wooten invites you to call or email Beleza Plastic Surgery today. She would be happy to sit down with you to discuss breast augmentation in more detail.