3 Important Facts about Breast Augmentation

Lately I’ve found that there is a substantial amount of misinformation on the Internet regarding breast augmentation in Baltimore. Three false claims that caught my attention include:

Silicone implants increase your chances for breast cancer.

Fact: Silicone implants have been FDA-approved for safety and have not been proven to increase a woman’s chance for breast cancer. In fact, the new generation of silicone breast implants is more cohesive than previous versions, meaning that there is no risk of the implant “leaking.” Mammograms can also be successfully performed on women with silicone or saline breast implants when conducted by a trained technician.

Breast augmentation can correct breast sagging.

Fact: Breast augmentation can provide a slight lift for women with a very mild amount of breast sagging. However, breast augmentation surgery alone is not usually sufficient to improve moderate to severe cases of breast sag. In these cases, a breast lift or breast lift with augmentation may be required.

Breast augmentation cannot be combined with another procedure.

Fact: Many women combine breast augmentation with another breast procedure, such as a breast lift, depending on their physical concerns. Body contouring procedures such as liposuction or a tummy tuck can also be performed simultaneously to avoid multiple surgeries and extended downtime.

If you are considering breast surgery or plastic surgery in general, I strongly urge you to seek the advice of a qualified plastic surgeon. You can also access credible information online through reputable sources such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s Web site, or on Realself.com.

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