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Because we receive during consultation many women with many doubts. Because we read (and often try to help) on many forums many mistakes, false beliefs that can lead to erroneous practices, today I decided to answer a sort of FAQs for breast augmentation, and dismantle the myths. I hope you find it helpful.
1. I must change the implants every 10 years.
All worldwide manufacturers of breast implants offer warranties to manufacturing defects that range from 10-20 years to a lifetime warranty. But this does not mean that the implants can’t be replaced by others after this time if there are problems. It isn’t true that the implants have to be replaced every 7-8 years. A 2% of cohesive implants are broken at year 10 (according to the study of P. Heden in Sweden). Nor can we ensure that the implant will last a lifetime. It is possible that over the life of the woman the implant should be changed at least once. One can therefore safely claim that the prosthesis doesn’t need to be replaced until something wrong is detected.
2. The prosthesis may explode on airplanes.
The most popular myth. If that were so all prostheses that come to our clinics should be broken and it isn’t the case. The prostheses are manufactured under the strictest security checks and are transported by air from Germany, Ireland, USA …
3. I can not make sport after the operation.
During the first month is advisable not to practice intensive sports. Thereafter, provided that the recovery process has been good, sport can be practiced with a good bra. For patients who do vigorous exercise it may be advisable to put the implants above the chest muscle to keep it from deforming or moving the prosthesis.
4. I can not breastfeed my future children.
During surgery, regardless of the path to place the prosthesis, the milk ducts to the nipple are never cut. That is, it does not preclude breastfeeding in the future.
5. You can tell who wears prosthetics and perfectly who does not.
It depends. Depending on the breast that the patient previously have and the type of implant and the size are determining factors for the outcome after the intervention. In any case, it is easier to spot an implant when the woman is lying.
6. There may be rejection of implants.
The breast implants are not rejected. What may happen is that capsular contracture leaves a scar around the implant thicker than normal. Depending on the degree of contracture, this occasionally requires reoperation.
7. The scars to place the implants can be erased.
You wish! In general, the scars are “almost imperceptible” but everytime a scalpel is used on the skin, the latter responds with a skin scar. There are creams and dressings to enhance the appearance during the healing process.
8. Performing a breast augmentation intervention is easy and fast.
It is a misconception that this intervention does not pose any risk. As long as you are entering an operating room there is a potential risk if minimal, but it does exist. It is very important to consult a qualified professional who will perform the surgery at an accredited institution. In any case, the complication rate is around 1-2%.
9. In the breast implant is more difficult to detect possible tumors.
Studies show that the prosthesis can lead to a 10% false negative mammograms. This means that it is possible that additional tests are needed such as MRI for diagnosis. It is also true that the prosthesis pushes the gland and it is easier to detect a nodule on palpation. There is evidence that there is no difference in survival and prognosis in women with breast cancer, with or without a prosthesis prior to cancer treatment. The prosthesis does not increase the risk of cancer. In the Western world, 10% of women may develop cancer in their lifetime.
10. Anatomical prostheses revolve.
And round ones too. What happens is that if an anatomic prosthesis rotates, the shape of the breast changes. It is a very rare condition, about 2-3%. The causes may be that the implant wall has not been set but the surrounding tissue, or the pocket is too large.
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