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Top 4 Misconceptions About Breast Augmentation in NJ

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Breast augmentation in NJ is popular with people of all ages and backgrounds. Contrary to some misconceptions, they come in all sizes and even different shapes. So, what else might be a commonly held belief about breast augmentation that’s just plain false? We’re going to highlight four of the top myths you might encounter when you begin researching for your procedure.

Myth #1. Breast implants are the cause of autoimmune diseases

Unfortunately, it can be tricky for the average consumer to find sound research information and understand the data available. There is a tremendous amount because extensive testing has been done to look for any possible causative link between breast implants and “silicone sickness” or, autoimmune diseases. Large scale studies have not yet found that connection between modern, FDA approved breast implants and autoimmune disorders.

A very rare lymphoma (BIA-ALCL – Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma), has been connected to textured breast implants. It has presented as late-onset fluid seromas surrounding the implant. The treatment in these rare cases required removal of the implant and capsule. Your plastic surgeon will discuss the various approved implant types and associated concerns so that you can make an informed decision about the best choice for you.

Myth #2. After a breast augmentation in NJ, you can’t breastfeed

Plenty of people undergo the procedure in young adulthood, so they certainly go on to have pregnancies and to breastfeed. Plastic surgeons can choose an incision location which avoids interfering directly with the areola. It’s important to note that implants are placed under the breast tissue, so as breasts enlarge and fill with milk, there’s no barrier between the glandular tissue and milk ducts.

However, your breasts may expand unpredictably throughout the pregnancy, so it’s essential that women understand they may see unwanted changes. Some people’s breasts bounce back to the original shape; others will require a breast lift to resume their previous silhouette.

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Myth #3. Breast implants must be replaced every ten years

No medical device is expected to last forger, but the specific “10-year” rule was an old one related to the previous generation of breast implants. Those on the market and used for breast augmentation in NJ are expected to last decades in most cases. It’s recommended that you have regular breast exams and imaging as your doctor advises.

Myth #4. There’s no limit to how big your breasts implants can be

Yes, there is. Virtually any body type or aesthetic goal can be matched with today’s diverse range of implant sizes. But there are limits. When you meet with an experienced plastic surgeon, they’ll ask you about your desired size and look, as well as take a few measurements of your chest and breast dimensions. Your anatomy, existing tissue and skin characteristics will all play a role in determining what sizes can fit safely and those that will give you the appearance you want.

Most people want to appear proportionate and balanced, even if large-chested. Dr. Gartner will be happy to meet with you and plan your augmentation. He can select a custom implant volume, width and projection to help make your dream a reality.

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