For women considering breast augmentation in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area, it’s very natural to have a lot of questions. Unfortunately, many of these concerns arise because of the persistent myths surrounding breast implants. Here are a few of the most common ones I hear from Tampa women as possible reasons to rethink getting breast implants:
Myth #1: Breast Implants Always Look Fake
This couldn’t be more false, especially with all the newest advances in breast implants themselves as well as continually improving techniques. While it’s true that there are some women who prefer a more dramatic look following surgery, there are many women who have such beautiful, natural results after their augmentation that you’d never guess they had implants.
Myth #2: Saline Is Safer than Silicone
Prior generation silicone implants were removed from the U.S. market due to potential safety concerns, but the FDA did not find evidence that silicone implants caused any greater incidence of side effects than saline implants, and no links to any autoimmune disorders. Silicone implants have since been redesigned so that they have a much lower risk of rupture, and are approved for primary breast augmentation for women age 22 and older. Today, both types of implants have approximately the same low complication rate.
Myth #3: Women with Implants Can’t Breastfeed
Implants don’t mean an end to breastfeeding capability. Let your surgeon know ahead of time that maintaining nursing function is important to you, and surgery can be planned to maximize the integrity of the milk ducts. These days, you don’t have to choose between breast implants and breastfeeding.
Dr. Joseph J. Castellano is a native Floridian who grew up in the Tampa Bay area. During medical school and his 5 years of training in General Surgery, Dr. Castellano developed a strong interest in Cosmetic Surgery. He followed his residency training with an elective year of specialized training with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. From 2010-2011, he completed a fellowship in Indiana focused entirely of cosmetic surgery of the face and body. During his fellowship, he received specialized training in facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and body contouring. Dr. Castellano received his board certification from the American College of Surgeons in 2010.
Dr. Castellano focuses on breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction, facelift, and eyelid rejuvenation. Additionally, he operates on numerous skin cancers, scar revisions, spider veins, and specializes in the management of aging skin with chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
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