Breast Implants: Myths and Misconceptions

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  • Dr. Sarah Mess

    BREAST IMPLANTSOLNEY MD:MYTHS AND

    MISINFORMATION

    BOARD CERTIFIEDPLASTIC SURGEON

  • Dr. Sarah Mess

    ARE YOU CONSIDERING BREAST IMPLANTS?

    ASK YOURSELF FIRSTWHETHER YOU'RE

    DETERMINING YOURDECISION ON ACCURATEINFORMATION OR NOT.

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    MANY WOMENARE SCARED OFUNDERGOING

    BREASTAUGMENTATION

    SURGERY BECAUSEOF MYTHS AND

    MISINFORMATION.

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    SUCH AS THE FOLLOWING:

    1. YOU WONT BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY

    2. IT LASTS A LIFETIME

    3. RECOVERY TAKES A LONG TIME

    4. BREAST IMPLANTS ARE ONLY FOR APPEARANCE

    5. YOU'LL LOOK AMAZING RIGHT AWAY

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    1. YOU WONT BETAKEN SERIOUSLY

    MANY WOMENFEAR THAT THEYWILL BE JUDGED

    FOR BEINGSHALLOW ANDPROMISCUOUS.

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    THE TRUTH:

    NO ONE WILLKNOW ABOUT IT(YOUR BREAST

    AUGMENTATIONSURGERY) UNLESSYOU TELL PEOPLE

    ABOUT IT.

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    IN FACT, WOMENWHO UNDERGO

    BREASTAUGMENTATION

    OFTEN FEEL MORECONFIDENT ANDARE, THEREFORE,

    TAKEN MORESERIOUSLY IN

    THEIR WORKPLACEAND HOME LIFE.

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    2. IT LASTS A LIFETIME

    THE NEED TOREMOVE OR

    REPLACE A BREASTIMPLANT IF IT LEAKS.

    NO! THESEDOCTORS ARE NOTREALLY EXPERIENCED

    IN THE SURGERY.

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    RUPTURED BREASTIMPLANTCAUSE A

    SEVERE INFECTIONOR OTHER HEALTH

    PROBLEMS.

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    GENERALLY ADVISED:

    A BREAST IMPLANT ISREMOVED AND

    REPLACED EVERY TENYEARS TO MINIMIZE

    THE RISK.

    THISRECOMMENDATIONIS ESPECIALLY TRUEFOR SILICONE OR

    GEL IMPLANTS.

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    3. RECOVERY TAKES A LONG TIME

    RECOVERY TIMECAN VARY FROM

    PATIENT TO PATIENT.

    MOST WOMEN AREBACK ON THEIR

    FEET BY THENEXT DAY.

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    ALTHOUGH YOURBREASTS WILL BE

    SORE FOR SEVERALDAYS OR WEEKS,

    THE DISCOMFORTCAN BE

    MINIMIZED BY:

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    * USING OVER-THE-COUNTER PAIN MEDICATION(IBUPROFEN OR TYLENOL)

    * MASSAGING THE BREASTS REGULARLY

    PERFORMING EXERCISES BEFOREAND AFTER THE SURGERY,

    ESPECIALLY EXERCISES THATSTRENGTHEN THE BACK, CAN HELP

    SPEED UP RECOVERY TIMEAND REDUCE PAIN.

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    4. BREAST IMPLANTSARE ONLY FORAPPEARANCE

    ONE MAJOR REASON:TO HAVE

    BIGGER BREASTS

    SOME OTHER REASONS:DUE TO BREAST

    CANCER OR OTHERDISEASES THAT ATTACK

    BREAST TISSUE

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    5. YOU'LLLOOK AMAZING

    RIGHT AWAY

    THIS IS NOTINSTANT.

    YOU SHOULDEXPECT TO WAIT AFEW WEEKS BEFORE

    THEY STARTLOOKING THE WAY

    YOU EXPECT TO.

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