Warwickshire plastic surgeon

Common breast augmentation misconceptions

The breast augmentation is the top cosmetic surgery procedure both worldwide and in the UK. Popular with women of all ages who are looking to augment and enhance the size and/or shape of their breasts.

In light of this popularity and the amount of information that is available at the click of a button, I am always surprised at the misconceptions that surround this procedure and during the breast augmentation consultation that I hold at my Leamington cosmetic surgery practice, I often have to spend time addressing these misconceptions.

Myth # 1; A breast augmentation will be very painful.

The facts: Generally, the majority of my Leamington breast augmentation patients are surprised to find that, post-procedure, the experience is not very painful. For a short time after the procedure they report that they felt a degree of discomfort, but it was easily manageable by over-the-counter painkillers.

Myth # 2; I won’t be able to breast feed after a breast augmentation.

The facts: The breast augmentation procedure is popular with young women, in their late teens and early twenties,who have always been dissatisfied with their breast size. Obviously many of these young women have not started their family yet and they often worry whether a breast augmentation will mean they won’t be able to breast feed later.

Breast feeding to some degree after a breast augmentation is usually possible and I also reassure my Leamington breast augmentation patients that the contents of the implant will not get into breast milk and ‘poison’ the unborn child.

Myth # 3; Will my breast implants explode if I fly?

The facts: This is definitely an urban myth and there is absolutely no foundation to it. Neither high pressure (which you experience when scuba diving) or low pressure (as on an aeroplane) put the implant under such pressure or strain as to cause them to rupture in my experience.