There are may widely held misconceptions about breast implant surgery. However, if you are considering getting your boobs done, it’s important to know the facts.

Rather than being scared off by hear-say, it’s important to educate yourself on the evidence. Below, we debunk three common myths surrounding breast augmentation. Have a read – we hope you’ll learn something new. 

Breast implants are not associated with cancer.

Myth 1: Breast implants can cause cancer

Wrong, there is no evidence of this. Multiple scientific studies conducted over the years have conclusively demonstrated that breast implants are not associated with cancer. The Australian Government Department of Health officially supports the stance that there is no evidence of such a link. Nor do breast implants cause autoimmune disorders, a range of different types of conditions in which the body is attacked by its own immune system. A foreign object like a breast implant cannot trigger such a disorder.

Breast implants do not cause cancer or autoimmune diseases.

Myth 2: Recovery after the surgery is long and painful

On the contrary, breast augmentation surgery is a quick, easy procedure. Recovery does vary from patient to patient, as some people are just better at tolerating soreness and discomfort than others. Your recovery time will strongly depend on the preparation you have put in prior to surgery. Again, pre-surgery plans will be different for everyone so it’s best to consult with your doctor to know what is best for you. 

Breast augmentation surgery is a quick, easy procedure.

Myth 3: Implants can easily burst and damage your body

Untrue. Breast implants last for years and in the unlikely event that they did burst or leak, the two types of breast implant filler- silicone and saline – are not toxic and will not harm your body. It is however important to closely monitor your breasts over time following surgery, and to talk about your doctor about scheduling in follow-up appointments so that the integrity of your implants can be checked.

If you have heard of any other alarming claims about breast augmentations that might be holding you back from the surgery, the best way to fact-check is to set up a consultation with our expert team here at Esteem. Our specialists are fully prepared to share all the pertinent information you need to make an informed decision about touching up your breasts. Contact us today and let’s make an appointment.


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