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Dispelling Three Breast Augmentation Myths Jeffrey Schreiber, MD on 08 Mar 2014

Dispelling Three Breast Augmentation Myths

During consultations for breast implants, Baltimore cosmetic surgery patients ask me a variety of questions.  Several of those questions are routinely about three very common myths about breast enhancement surgery.  Here are 3 of the most common myths that I dispell a daily basis:

  1. Breast implants need to be replaced every 10 years.  Not true!  As long as you are happy with how your implants look after 10 years, you don’t have to get them replaced.  However, if you need a lift at 10 years then you have the ability to go up or down in implant size.
  2. You have to get an MRI every three years.  Also, not true!  The FDA has only recommended an MRI every three years if you have silicone gel breast implants.  This is only a recommendation and not a mandatory requirement.  If you do want an MRI for surveillance every three years, your insurance company might not even cover it.
  3. Silicone gel breast implants are not safe.  Not true!  In 2008, the FDA approved silicone gel breast implants for cosmetic procedures.  Several well run evidence-based studies showed no increased risk in women who have silicone gel breast implants compared to the general population of women.

So, if you’re considering breast augmentation you can rest assured that the abovementioned myths are just that…myths.  I’d be more than happy to discuss breast enhancement surgery with you during a consultation.  Just call (410) 205-1846 or fill out the online appointment request found on the website.

Jeffrey Schreiber, MD

Jeffrey Schreiber, MD

Dr. Schreiber is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. He earned both his B.A. in Biology and M.D. at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical School. Dr. Schreiber was also a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He completed general surgery internship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD followed by an integrated general surgery and plastic surgery residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital/University of Maryland plastic surgery program. He received the Upjohn award for clinical research, and he has published numerous plastic surgery articles.
Jeffrey Schreiber, MD