Considering whether a breast augmentation is right for you – then choosing the plastic surgeon to complete the procedure is a decision that requires much thought and research. However, it’s important that when you are deciding whether it’s the right treatment for you, that you are receiving the right information. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths concerning breast augmentation in Chicago, so we’ve taken some of the most common myths and provided you with the whole truth.


Myth 1. My breast implants will look fake

Your breast implants won’t look fake if the surgery performed by an experienced and reputable plastic surgeon who has chosen an implant size that is natural to your body frame. If you choose a moderately sized implant that fits in with the proportions of your body frame, then your breasts will look natural after surgery. It’s you who will get to choose what size and shape of breasts you want, so it will be you that makes the ultimate decision as to how “natural” they will look.

Myth 2. I won’t be able to breastfeed with implants

You may find it surprising to know that the majority of women with breast implants can breastfeed successfully. However, it is important to mention any plans of breastfeeding to your plastic surgeon during your initial consultation. This is so that they can be aware when they are planning and recommending the best implant and surgical approach for your procedure.

Myth 3. The surgery will be very painful

As with all forms of surgery, you will receive anesthesia before the procedure to assure your comfort and safety. Because of this, you will not experience any pain during your procedure.  After surgery, you may experience tenderness or discomfort, but you will be prescribed oral medication to help alleviate this pain. The pain or discomfort can last for a few days after surgery.

Myth 4. Implants need to be replaced every few years

Breast implants are built to last thanks to medical devices that are designed with the intention of long-term use (up to 10 years!). This is unless you have any issues with your breasts or implants, such as scarring around the implant (capsular contracture) or rupture of the implant. However, if you are happy with them, then you won’t need to remove or replace your breast implants for a long time.

Myth 5. Every plastic surgeon can perform breast augmentation surgery

While breast surgeries are some of the most common cosmetic procedures around, a breast augmentation procedure needs to be performed by an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon. In a world where anyone can call themselves a plastic surgeon, ensure and verify that your plastic surgeon is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  So make sure you search for the best surgeon in the Chicago area who has great reviews, the right credentials, and extensive experience.

Now that we’ve cleared up some myths surrounding breast augmentation, you can make an informed decision as to whether a breast augmentation, breast lift or breast reduction in Chicago is the best treatment choice for you.