Breast Augmentation Myths: Debunking Common Misconceptions

 In Breast Implant

Breast augmentation surgery is a popular procedure that has helped millions of women around the world achieve their desired look and boost their confidence. However, despite its widespread popularity, there are still many misconceptions and myths surrounding the surgery. In this blog post, we will debunk some of the most common breast augmentation myths to help you make an informed decision if you’re considering the procedure.

Myth #1: Breast implants are unsafe

One of the most common misconceptions about breast augmentation surgery is that breast implants are unsafe and can cause health problems. While no surgery is entirely without risk, breast augmentation is a safe and effective procedure when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Additionally, the FDA and Health Canada have approved several types of breast implants for use after extensive testing and studies.

Myth #2: Breast implants always look fake

Another myth is that breast implants always look unnatural and fake. However, this is not the case. When done correctly and with the right implants, breast augmentation surgery can result in natural-looking breasts that complement one’s body shape and size. Your surgeon will work with you to choose the appropriate implant size and shape based on your body type and desired outcome.

Myth #3: Breast implants last forever

Breast implants are not designed to last a lifetime. They may need to be replaced or removed after a certain period of time due to wear and tear, rupture, or capsular contracture/calcification. However, with proper care and regular check-ups, many women can enjoy their breast implants for many years.

Myth #4: Breast implants always feel fake to the touch

Many people believe that breast implants will always feel fake or unnatural to the touch. However, this is not necessarily the case. Advancements in implant technology and surgical techniques have made it possible to create natural-looking and feeling breasts. The type of implant and placement can also impact the feel of the breasts. For example, silicone implants are often preferred for their more natural feel compared to saline implants.

Myth #5: Breast augmentation is only for young women

Breast augmentation surgery is not just for young women. Many women of different ages and backgrounds choose to undergo the procedure to improve the appearance of their breasts or restore their pre-pregnancy body. Your surgeon will evaluate your health and goals to determine if you’re a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery.


Breast augmentation surgery is a safe and effective procedure that can help individuals achieve their desired look and feel more confident in their bodies. By debunking these common myths, we hope that you have a better understanding of the procedure and can make an informed decision if you’re considering breast augmentation surgery. If you have any questions or would like to consult with our Toronto Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Asif Pirani, please complete our contact form here.



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