There’s one thing for certain, here in Hawaii we’ve heard numerous misconceptions when it comes to breast augmentation surgery. Search the web and you’ll find loads of misinformation out there about the procedure. Being a plastic surgeon and listening to our lovely Hawaii clients, I’ve decided to clear the air and give you the best and most accurate information in regards to the myths we hear about breast augmentation surgery.
Myth #1: People will know I got a breast augmentation because my breasts will look fake. This is probably the number one fear of most of our Hawaii clients. But it doesn’t have to be. Good plastic surgeons are good because they make cosmetic improvements look natural. In addition to having a good plastic surgeon, choosing breast implants that are a natural/realistic size will easily fool anyone. Even good friends and family won’t know that you’ve had a breast augmentation.
Myth #2: Breast augmentation is for women who want huge breasts. This one couldn’t be farther from the truth! Most of the women who come into our Hawaii office don’t want big racks. Rather they just want to fill out their clothes and bathing suits a little better and overall look proportional, not like a circus attraction. The majority of women in the United States actually opt for subtle augmentations – like from an A to a B or C cup. (Women in California, Florida and Texas tend to go a bit larger on average.) Many of the women who elect to get a breast augmentation are also working professionals – from lawyers and doctors to school teachers and work from home moms.
Myth #3: Breast augmentation is painful. Recovery time and pain from breast augmentation can vary of course. Some pain and discomfort should be expected after any major surgery, and when it comes to breast augmentation, the most discomfort typically comes when women do more than they should during their recovery time. Because we use our chest muscles so much more than we realize, not lifting things or lifting our arms up above our head is so difficult and easy to forget. However, the more you rest and avoid using the chest muscles, the less pain and discomfort you’ll have.
These are just 3 of the many misconceptions/myths out there about breast augmentation surgery. If you live in the Hawaii Islands and want to learn more truths about breast augmentation, contact our office today. S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS can dispel any other myths and provide you with all the information you will need to make an informed decision about plastic surgery.