3 Common Breast Augmentation Myths

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Debunking breast augmentation myths

A powerful research tool, the internet has a wealth of useful information about breast augmentation; however, there is just as much (if not more) misinformation to be found. The best way to get accurate, clear answers about enlarging your breasts is to visit board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Basner for a consultation. In the meantime, here are three common breast augmentation myths debunked:

Breast implants always look fake. Many women worry that if they get their breasts augmented, everyone will know because the results will look fake and obvious. This myth is false. Dr. Basner has the skills to create the final look you want and that will allow you to feel confident. While some women want dramatically large, "fake" appearing breasts after surgery, other women want a subtle, natural increase. Still other women have a different result in mind.

Dr. Basner utilizes surgical techniques, and recommends implant type and size, to create the exact results you want. Most women who are concerned about the obviousness of their results later report that family members, friends and others did not know breast augmentation had been performed.

Silicone breast implants are unsafe. Debate in the past has led to present misinformation. For a time, silicone gel breast implants were banned in the US because the FDA wasn't sure whether they could lead to certain health problems. After more than a decade, the ban was lifted. No evidence was found linking silicone gel implants to a higher risk of health problems. Since then, thousands of women have opted for the natural, effective results provided by silicone implants. In fact, 72 percent of breast augmentations performed in 2012 used silicone implants. If you choose this type of implant, you have the advantage of choosing a medical device that has been thoroughly tested for safety and effectiveness.

The motivation for augmenting one's breasts comes from outside pressure. Each woman has her own reasons for seeking breast augmentation. If you've told people about your interest in the procedure, they may have dismissed your cosmetic goals, saying that you are doing it for someone else. On the contrary, most women choose breast augmentation for themselves: to feel more confident, beautiful and feminine. Many women want their breasts augmented to look more proportional overall and to appear more proportional in their outfits. Dr. Basner will help you decide if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

If you live in or around Baltimore or Columbia, Maryland, and if you are seeking an experienced, compassionate, board-certified plastic surgeon, please call the practice of Dr. Adam Basner at (410) 616-3000.