Breast implant surgery is a hot topic online. Online discussions taint the dialogue however with some myths that distort the truth like a situational comedy. They also scare potential patients. Here are some common ones:
(1) Mold commonly grows in saline-filed breast implants. It doesn’t or I would have seen it. Either that or it is really really uncommon.
(2) The solution to any “bad boobjob” is to make the implants bigger and/or switch to silicone gel implants. This has produced many a client who came to my office to be fixed usually years afterward.
(3) Breast implants can lift a breast making breast lift surgery unnecessary. Talk to Bethenny Frankel about this one. It didn’t work for her and will likely not work for you either.
(4) Breast implant surgery can be entirely “scar free.” This one is just silly. Good plastic surgeons can make scars less apparent, but surgery involves incisions and incisions heal with at least some scar formation.
Breast implant surgery can be a good thing, but you have to do your research and get your expectations in a good place first.
John Di Saia MD