Myths About Breast Implants

Posted by administration on September 18, 2014


Just about everyone has a preconceived notion about breast augmentation. Unfortunately, there are misconceptions out there, so to set the record straight, we are going to cover some of the common myths about breast implants in Aurora, CO. Read on to see if you believed in any of these myths.


Myth #1: You can’t get silicone gel implants anymore.

It is true that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) placed a ban on silicone gel-filled implants in 1992. For more than 10 years the FDA ran studies to examine reports about complications resulting from ruptured silicone. However, in 2006 the FDA lifted this ban because they failed to find a connection between silicone implants and serious disease. You can read an updated study from the FDA on the safety of silicone gel-filled breast implants that was issued in 2011 by clicking here. Today women have the choice between silicone and saline implants.

Myth #2: All breast implants look fake.

Some breast implants can look artificial if they are not in the right proportion with the woman’s body and appear too high on the chest. However, implants of the correct size and shape placed in the right location on the chest can look very natural. Often, when the implant is placed underneath the chest muscle (submuscular) this can achieve a more natural look and a teardrop shape implant will also make the breast implants look “real.” Some women feel that silicone implants look and feel more natural than saline implants. You should discuss your overall goals and expectations with your doctor prior to having breast implant surgery to make sure you will achieve the look you desire.

Myth #3: Women only get breast implants because they are vain.

There are many reasons why women get breast implants...besides the obvious reason of wanting larger breasts. Some of those reasons include:

  • To restore deflated breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • To correct breast asymmetry (one breast larger than the other)
  • To reconstruct breasts after mastectomy

It’s often not vanity, but a desire to feel more self-confident or feminine that makes a woman choose breast augmentation. If you are unhappy with your breasts, you should explore your options and make the decision that is right for you…regardless of what anyone else thinks.

If you have any questions about breast implants in Aurora, Colorado, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center today to schedule a free Cosmetic Consultation. Call 303-367-9000 or visit


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