5 Common Myths about Breast Implants
Published on February 2, 2015 by Paul Rottler
- Saline breast implants are safer than silicone. This is not true, both saline and silicone implants are FDA approved as safe and effective devices. Both types of implants have advantages and disadvantages, but most patients choose silicone implants.
- Breast implants can cause breast cancer. The truth is that your chances of developing breast cancer are the same whether you have breast implants or not. It is to your advantage to keep a close relationship with your doctor in the case you would develop the disease because early detection is key.
- Breast Implants must be replaced every 10 years. Actually, if your implants are intact and look and feel good then there is no reason to replace them. Most patients choose to replace their implants because of size or type.
- Individuals with breast implants cannot breastfeed. The truth is that breast implants do not change your ability to make breast milk. The incisions which are made in the crease of the breast do not interfere with the lactiferous ducts in the nipple and implants are placed behind your breast tissue.
- Breast implants cause loss of nipple sensation. Statistically most patients have no change in nipple sensation. Those individuals who do experience a change report resolution after a few months. These changes are due to the stretching and regenerating of nerves.