Debunking Common Myths About Breast Implants and Other Procedures

If you’re considering breast implants, make sure you are fully informed. It’s common to have concerns and questions about the safety, effectiveness, and cost of such procedures. At NuBody Concepts, we are a trusted cosmetic care center with over 25 years of experience. Our Nashville- and Memphis-based board-certified plastic surgeons are skilled in breast augmentations. With a wide selection of FDA-approved silicone or saline implants, we can help you achieve the fuller, larger, and perkier breasts you’ve always desired. However, several misconceptions exist about breast implants and other similar procedures. We are here to dispel these common myths and provide accurate information about breast implants, breast lifts, and both female and male breast reductions. As a leading cosmetic surgery clinic, we prioritize expertise, safety, and a proven track record, making us the ideal choice for all breast enhancement needs.

Myth #1: Breast Implants Are Dangerous

One of the most pervasive myths regarding this surgery is that breast implant illness runs rampant and can lead to cancer. The FDA has found no evidence linking any type of breast implant to connective tissue disease, breast cancer, or reproductive complications. However, it’s important to be aware that the FDA has identified a potential but rare association between breast implants and a specific type of cancer known as breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). BIA-ALCL is an immune system cancer that can develop around the implant in the fluid or scar tissue. Although BIA-ALCL is still considered rare, it occurs more often in patients with textured surface implants than those with smooth implants. Working with NuBody Concepts, you can rest assured that you are working with the top board-certified plastic surgeons. 

Myth #2: Augmentation Surgery Only Increases Cup Size

Many people only think of breast implantation as a chance to increase cup size. However, it’s so much more than that. Breast implants are sought after by individuals for various reasons. Some people want to increase the size and fullness of their breasts to achieve a more balanced and proportionate figure. Others seek to restore lost volume after pregnancy or weight loss, rejuvenating their breasts and boosting self-confidence. Breast implants also address asymmetry, creating a more symmetrical breast appearance. Additionally, they play a vital role in breast reconstruction after mastectomy or trauma, restoring shape, size, and contour. Overall, breast implants empower individuals, enhancing self-esteem, body image, and comfort in their skin. 

At NuBody Concepts, we understand these unique desires and goals, offering personalized solutions to help individuals achieve their desired breast enhancements. Our expert plastic surgeons can improve your breasts’ shape, size, and symmetry, allowing you to achieve the desired aesthetic results. Whether you want a subtle enhancement or a dramatic transformation, we have the expertise and resources to fulfill your goals.

We offer more than breast augmentation because implants aren’t always what you need or want. We also provide a comprehensive range of breast-related procedures, including breast lifts, breast reductions, and male breast reduction. A breast lift can address sagging or drooping breasts, restoring a youthful and uplifting appearance. Breast reduction is ideal for those experiencing discomfort or pain due to overly large breasts. Our male breast reduction procedure can help men struggling with gynecomastia, a condition characterized by the enlargement of breast tissue. Contact our Nashville and Memphis offices to schedule your initial consultation. Our board-certified plastic surgeons work with you to create the best cosmetic care plan to suit your needs. 

Myth #3: Cosmetic Surgery Is Too Expensive

There is a common misconception that cosmetic surgery is prohibitively expensive and only accessible to the wealthy. At NuBody Concepts, we strive to make our procedures affordable and accessible to many individuals. We offer transparent pricing for all our breast-related surgeries, ensuring you know the cost upfront before surgery begins. Our breast implant prices vary based on the type of material used: silicone or saline. Silicone implants are pricier than saline implants due to higher material costs and a more complex manufacturing process required to achieve their shape. On the other hand, saline implants, as their name implies, are filled with a simple saline solution. 

Prices also vary based on size and the complexity of the surgery. Suppose you also need breast implant removal from previous work that you are dissatisfied with. In that case, the cost will increase. Our board-certified plastic surgeons have over 20 years of experience in cosmetic enhancements. You can trust that you are working with the very best. Dr. John Rosdeutscher is our double-board-certified plastic surgeon in Nashville, and Dr. Mark Peters is our board-certified plastic surgeon in Memphis. 

We do not take health insurance at NuBody Concepts; however, we provide multiple financing options. Through these partnerships, we can offer you the convenience of 12-month interest-free financing plans to offset breast implant costs. This allows you to proceed with your procedure and pay for it in manageable installments later without incurring additional fees.

Myth #4: Recovery Takes Too Long

Many think that recovery from breast augmentation is long and painful. However, at NuBody Concepts, we prioritize advanced techniques and minimally invasive approaches to minimize downtime and speed up recovery. The invasiveness of each breast-related surgery may vary. Still, our skilled plastic surgeons employ the latest surgical techniques to ensure minimal scarring and reduced recovery time. During your consultation, our experts will provide a detailed understanding of the expected recovery period, enabling you to make an informed decision.

While every patient is unique, on average, individuals typically continue their daily activities within 3-5 days following breast implant surgery. We advise that patients avoid strenuous physical exercise for up to 6 weeks. After surgery, our medical professionals will review the detailed post-op plan to ensure you know the proper guidelines to follow. 

Now that we have debunked some common breast implant myths, we want to reinforce two important realities for this transformative surgery.

Reality #1: Breast Implants Are Safe When Done by Experienced Plastic Surgeons

The safety of breast implants lies in the hands of the surgeon performing the procedure. At NuBody Concepts, we take immense pride in our team of experienced and board-certified plastic surgeons who have undergone rigorous training in cosmetic surgery. Our plastic surgeons have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in breast augmentation procedures, ensuring the process is safe and effective. We prioritize patient safety by utilizing the highest-quality implants, adhering to strict sterilization protocols, and providing comprehensive post-operative care. When you choose NuBody Concepts, you can trust that skilled professionals prioritizing your well-being will perform your breast implant surgery. 

Reality #2: Augmentation Surgery Improves Shape, Size, and Symmetry of Breasts

Contrary to the misconception that breast augmentation surgery only increases cup size, this procedure can address a wide range of concerns related to the shape, size, and symmetry of the breasts. Our experienced plastic surgeons at NuBody Concepts understand that every individual is unique, and we take the time to listen to your goals and desires. Whether you want to enhance the fullness of your breasts, correct asymmetry, or restore volume lost due to pregnancy or aging, our customized approach ensures that we achieve natural-looking results that align with your vision. We utilize state-of-the-art technology and advanced techniques to create beautiful, proportionate, balanced breast contours that enhance your overall appearance.

Maybe you’ve hesitated to consider breast implants or other breast-related procedures due to common myths and misconceptions. In that case, it’s time to separate fact from fiction. NuBody Concepts is your trusted partner in achieving the breast enhancements you desire. Please take a look through our before and after photos for proof. Our skilled plastic surgeons, competitive financing, commitment to safety, and wide range of surgical options make us the ideal choice for your cosmetic needs. Take the first step towards a more confident you by scheduling a consultation with NuBody Concepts at our Nashville and Memphis locations.


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