Breast surgery is all about what size boobs you want. Breast augmentation always involves getting implants. Men can’t undergo breast surgery.

These are just some of the myths surrounding breast augmentation that require debunking. It’s easy to simplify breast surgery, but the truth is there’s a lot more to it than you might think. 

In this post, we set out to clear up three misconceptions surrounding breast surgery.

1. It’s all about size

It’s not all about size! So many people think about getting a boob job in terms of what size they want, when in fact they should be focusing on other factors.

“People often talk about size when they really should be thinking about features. The right size isn’t a letter or a number. Rather, it’s features that you like. You’ve got to consider your personality and your lifestyle”, Dr Van points out.

Stop thinking about size and concentrate on what you want out of your boob job. Booking a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon is a great first step, as you can have an interactive discussion about the kind of breasts that would best suit you.

Getting breast implants is about more than just letters and numbers.

2. Breast surgery = getting implants

When many people think of breast surgery, they only think about getting implants. In fact, breast augmentation encompasses many different kinds of surgical procedures.

Breast augmentation encompasses many different kinds of surgical procedures.

For example, you may be happy with the size and shape of your breasts, but desire to change the appearance of your inverted nipples, which would involve correction surgery.

A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to raise and reshape sagging breasts, which is suitable for women who are experiencing some droopiness. This can involve breast implants, but doesn’t have to.

3. Breast augmentation is only for women

Although the majority of our clients are female, breast augmentation is certainly not limited to women. Men suffering from gynecomastia (commonly referred to as “man boobs”), are able to undergo breast reduction surgery to improve the appearance of their chest area.

Breast augmentation is more complex than the stereotypes about it would suggest. Come and talk to Esteem’s surgeons about any questions you may have about the process and find out how we can help you to regain confidence in your appearance.


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