If you’re researching the possibility of having a breast augmentation, chances are, you’ve come across a plethora of information…much of which you weren’t sure was accurate or not. There are many falsities lurking out there when it comes to getting breast implants.
In a previous blog post, we talked about three common misconceptions about breast augmentation that had to do with cost, breast feeding and pain associated with the procedure. But today we’d like to address two other breast augmentation myths out there.
Read on for more.
Myth: Breast implants make mammograms impossible
This is a common concern among women considering breast implants. And rightfully so. This year alone, over 252,000 cases of breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed. And though breast implants have the potential to hide breast tissue, today’s advanced technology and imaging devices are able to handle this while still gaining an accurate reading.
The most vital thing to do when having a mammogram is to let your technician know that you do have implants, most importantly, to ensure an accurate result but also so that they may employ the proper techniques to reduce the risk of a rupture. Those with implants located above the muscle may be at a greater risk for an inaccurate read than those with implants placed under the muscle. However, studies indicate that mammograms are still an effective screening method for breast cancer even for women who have undergone breast augmentation.
Myth: Silicone implants are not safe
This is a common misconception, as well. Silicone breast implants are, in fact, FDA-approved for use in patients over 22 years old. Many patients prefer silicone implants because of their natural look and feel and a lessened risk of rippling. Silicone implants are often a better choice for patients who are very thin or those undergoing breast reconstruction surgery.
A knowledgeable, experienced cosmetic surgeon
Dr. Andrew Lofman specializes in breast augmentation and breast reconstruction in metro Detroit. He is known in and around the area for his exceptional skill when it comes to performing this intricate procedure. Having performed hundreds of breast augmentations in metro Detroit over the years, he is keenly in tune with the concerns of patients considering breast implants.
Further, he has been serving the cosmetic needs of southeast Michigan men and women when it comes to other procedures, like mommy makeovers, tummy tucks, male breast reduction, eyelid surgery, fat transfer and even dermal filler. Dr. Andrew is highly-respected as a Real Self Top Doctor and his patients note time and time again that his kind and caring demeanor and desire to listen puts them at ease.
Would you like to learn more about your options for breast implants in southeast Michigan? We invite you to contact Dr. Andrew for an educational consultation.