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MYTHS about Breast Augmentation

As with any surgery, most people are a little nervous to go under the knife.  It also doesn't help ones nerves when they are faced with numerous rumors about plastic surgery, especially breast augmentation.  Breast augmentation is a very popular cosmetic and with that comes many rumors.  Well, I'm here to confront 10 thoughts many people have probably heard when discussing breast augmentation.  All 10 thoughts below are MYTHS.

1)  IT'S POSSIBLE TO TELL WHEN SOMEONE HAS BREAST IMPLANTS

Of course you cannot tell when someone has breast implants!  You could only know this if you asked every woman you passed walking down the street.  Most women with implants look natural, and if you choose Dr. Conkright as your surgeon then you know your end result will be very natural looking breasts.  (Just check out our before and after pictures on this website!)

2)  IT'S EASY TO DETECT A RUPTURE OR TEAR IN A SILICONE GEL IMPLANT

Unlike saline filled implants, which lose their shape when a leak occurs, silicone ruptures are silent and may go unnoticed for years.  An MRI is the most definitive method for determining a rupture or tear.  The large majority  of breast augmentations Dr. Conkright performs are with saline implants, not only for this reason but also because they are significantly less expensive than silicone implants.

3)  AN UNDERWIRE BRA SHOULD NEVER BE WORN WITH IMPLANTS

This is completely false.  And actually, an underwire bra is a good option because it will help support your breasts better than a bra with no underwire.

4)  LOWER PRICED BREAST SURGERY DOESN'T COMPROMISE THE RESULT

Fees will vary from plastic surgeon to plastic surgeon, but there is a certain floor beneath which prices cannot drop.  There are costs associated with good implants, a certified operation room, a board-certified anesthesiologist, and a surgeon certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  If you are thinking about breast augmentation with Dr. Conkright then you will be happy to know that Dr. Conkright meets all the criteria listed above!

5)  AUGMENTATION SURGERY IS PAINFUL

Actually augmentation is one of the least painful cosmetic surgeries out there.  This surgery should only cause minor discomfort, which is easily relieved with a mild pain pill.  Patients should be able to drive within a few days and return to work within 4-7 days.

6)  MAMMOGRAMS ARE NOT POSSIBLE WITH IMPLANTS

Placing implants under the chest muscle, which is the only way Dr. Conkright performs the procedure, helps with mammograms and allows excellent results.

7)  BREAST IMPLANTS CAUSE CANCER

False.  Studies and experimental data have not been able to link breast implants with cancer.

8)  BREAST IMPLANTS MUST BE REMOVED EVERY 10 YEARS

No specific data exists on the duration for the life of implants.  Implants may last a lifetime or only a few years, depending on various medical factors.  The most common need for the removal of an implant is a leak or rupture which occurs a lot less often than most people think.

9)  I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BREASTFEED WITH IMPLANTS

There is no medical evidence to show that breast implants interfere with breastfeeding.  The ability to breastfeed successfully varies in all women, with or without implants.

10)  BREAST AUGMENTATION IS UNAFFORDABLE

Some people believe only celebrities can afford to have plastic surgery, but this is not the case at all.  Here at Conkright Aesthetics breast augmentation is currently $3,995 when paying by cashier's check, debit card, or cash.  If you will be paying by credit card, or would like to take advantage of any of our 3 financing options, the total price is $4,195.  The price includes all pre-operative visits, post-operative visits, Dr. Conkright's fees, implant fees, facility fees, and anesthesia fees.

We hope straightening out some of the myths about breast augmentation has made your decision just a little bit easier.  Dr. Conkright has over 25 years experience in plastic surgery and has performed over 4,000 breast augmentations!  Call today to schedule a complimentary consult and begin your journey to a more beautiful you.

-Stefanie-

10 ways to look 5 years younger!

Below are some useful tricks to cut off 5 years from your appearance-and they are non-invasive!! You may be able to put some of the tips into place today because you will find that they involve items and products you very well could have in your house!  ENJOY!

1.  BRIGHTEN UP WITH CONCEALER-dab concealer on the inner and outer corners of eyes, the outer sides of nostrils, and either end of the lips and everything will suddenly lift up!

2.  BE CAREFUL WITH COLOR-it is great to keep your hair color updated, but dying hair too dark looks unnatural, and if blond hair is over-highlighted the golden tones (which keep hair looking youthful and pretty) are lost.

3.  PERK UP A SAGGY BUTT-check out the tag of your jeans before purchasing to make sure they have at least 2 percent stretch, like Lyrca.  pants with more than 98% cotton will stretch out as soon as you wear them and give you no support.

4.  SHINE ON-restore the healthy shine of hair with a clear, conditioning gloss.  apply a shine serum daily for everyday sparkle!

5.  FIND THE PERFECT BRA-get a professional bra fitting and try to ignore the letters and numbers.  a good bra elevates your chest giving you a longer, slimmer-looking waist!

6.  GIVE SOME LIP SERVICE-ditch those dark, matte lipsticks and try using a pink gloss.  the brighter color makes your kisser appear fuller, younger, and smoother!

7.  FAKE AN EYE LIFT-use a light-colored shadow near the lash line and a deeper shade in an arc above the crease where the lid is drooping.  the result?  a more wide-eyed, youthful look!

8.  GET A LITTLE CHEEKY-as we age the fat pads in our face fall.  but you can defy nature:  dermalfillers last from 3 months and up, and you can see the skin-plumping effects right away!  something a little more subtle to try is a bright pink blush.  it will illuminate the cheekbone and draw the eye upward.

9.  LOSE THE POWDER MAKEUP-as you get older and your skin produces less oil, dewy makeup is more flattering.  consider switching to a light-weight tinted moisturizer with luminizing effects and cream versions of blush and bronzer.  also, a few drops of well-placed shimmer on cheekbones are the makeup equivalent of good lighting!

10.  MIX THINGS UP-always throw in something unexpected, like messy hair, a casual jacket, or flats with a fancy dress.  it will energize your look by a decade!

information courtesy of InStyle Magazine, November 2009

-Stefanie-