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6 Common Breast Implant Myths That Have Been Debunked
6 Common Breast Implant Myths That Have Been Debunked

6 Common Breast Implant Myths That Have Been Debunked

Breast implant surgery is considered one of the most popular procedures of plastic surgery. Breast implants like Motiva Breast implants have recently gained much popularity due to high success rates, smaller incisions or scar marks, ease of insertion, and reduced risks and complications. These implants have excellent elasticity, and they give a more natural look and feel to your breasts. Despite its popularity, there are still some misconceptions and fears associated with it. These common myths are specifically related to breastfeeding, replacement of the implants, and losing sensations.

This article debunks all those myths that are common about Breast Augmentation. But before that, here is some in-depth understanding of breast augmentation.

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is also called breast enlargement or a boob job. It is a cosmetic technique that classically involves the use of breast implants or fat grafting to improve the size, shape, and symmetry of the breasts.

Breast augmentation is often performed in conjunction with a mastopexy, a breast-lifting surgical technique to correct the sagging breasts which may have occurred due to aging, breastfeeding, or weight loss.

What Are The Major Types Of Breast Implants?

There are 3 major types of breast implants.

Motiva Ergonomix implants

Motiva Ergonomix implants

Motiva Ergonomic Breast implants are the most popular type of Breast Augmentation. The combination of a single outer shell with viscoelastic properties of the Progressive Gel Ultima that smoothly adapts and follows the body movements. As the body changes its position, gravity causes the gel to settle accordingly which in turn changes the shape of the implant just like the natural breasts.

When you stand upright, the gel settles in the lower zone of the implant and gives a teardrop shape to the breast implant. Similarly, in the lying position, a natural round shape is attained due to the equal distribution of the gel in all planes. Thus, Motiva breast implants behave like natural breasts.

The implant can be inserted easily into the breast through minor incisions.

Motiva Ergonomic Breast implants provide safety features as well;

  • True Monobloc – create a unified structure and enable easier implant insertion
  • Greater biocompatibility – the advanced smooth Silk surface® of Motiva breast implants reduces the inflammatory response of the body and stimulates the right number of immune cells which promotes healing achieving optimal patient recovery.
  • Q Inside Safety Technology – allowing patients and surgeons to gain access to implant-specific data without using any invasive approach


Teardrop is also called anatomical implants. It creates a more natural-looking shape to the breast and is suitable for petite women having tiny breast tissue. This implant gives a mild slope from the nipple towards the breastbone.

Round Breast Implant

Round-Breast Implant is the best option for women who want a classic breast shape. It creates fuller breasts by adding more volume to the top of the boobs. Thus, a curvaceous figure is achieved. It is suitable for women who have some breast tissue to conceal the implant.  These implants shape the boobs with evenly proportions overall.

Round Breast Implant

How Is Breast Augmentation Done Using Motiva Breast Implants?

Breast augmentation in Singapore, using Motiva Breast implants, is generally performed as an outpatient procedure in which patients can go home on the same day after the surgery. The surgery usually takes about 1-2 hours to complete. It includes the following steps:

  • Firstly, an incision is given in one of these three zones
    • Periareolar – around the areola
    • Inframammary – under the breast
    • Axillary – within the armpit

Round Breast Implant Procedure

  • Implants are then inserted either below the chest muscle or behind the breast tissue
  • Lastly, incisions are closed using sutures

What Are The Reasons To Get Breast Augmentation?

Reasons To Get Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is performed for various purposes. The major reasons include:

  • For enhancing feminine contours
  • To correct breast volume problems like mammary hypoplasia or breast asymmetry
  • To lift sagging breasts
  • To enlarge naturally small or underdeveloped breasts
  • To correct asymmetrical or unevenly shaped breasts
  • For breast reconstruction after undertaking
    • A lumpectomy – partial removal of a breast
    • Mastectomy – total removal of a breast

What Are 6 Common Myths Associated With Breast Implants?

While breast implant surgery is a popular cosmetic surgery treatment, there are some common myths about breast implants.

Myth 1: Inserting Silicone Implants Are Dangerous

To date, no related systemic illness or autoimmune disease has been clinically found with Motiva breast implants. It is recommended to do a follow-up examination after every other year.

Silicone implants are considered safe and are one of the most tested medical devices today. The major fear among women going for silicone-based implants is that a rupture may lead to chemical leakage inside their breasts. However, the self-binding ability of silicone keeps this cohesive gel in its place protecting leaking into the surrounding tissue.

Myth 2: Sagging Breasts Can Be Corrected With Implants

Larger implants lead to larger and saggier breasts. It is not recommended to use overly large implants to fix the sagging breast. To fix sagging breasts, one should go for a breast lift or a combination breast augmentation from an experienced plastic surgeon.

Myth 3: Implants Replacement Is Needed After Every 10 years

Breast implants are generally guaranteed to be durable for 10 years but it does not mean that you need to change them after 10 years have passed. Replacement is recommended when the breast implant has ruptured.

Women can also replace the implants if they want to change the size or shape of their breasts. Now there has been much advancement in breast surgeries that the implants are more durable and longer-lasting compared to the past ones.

As far as rupture rate is concerned, the following are the approximations

  • 10 % at 10 years
  • 30 % at 20 years
  • 75 % at 30 years

Myth 4: Breast Sensation Is Lost After Getting Breast Implants

This is not the obvious case every time. About 10 to 15 percent of such cases happen after getting implants. The reason behind it is that space is required for the implant so the nerves have to be moved. The more nerves are involved, the higher the chances for sensory loss. The number of nerves to be moved depends on how much bigger the implant is.

Myth 5: Breast Augmentation Surgery Can Be Performed By Any Cosmetic Surgeon

Breast augmentation is usually performed by a plastic surgeon; however, one should seek a board-certified plastic surgeon who has undergone extensive training in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgeries as well as practicing experience.

Myth 6: Breastfeeding Is Not Possible After Implants

This is one of the commonest myths associated with the breast implant. There is no truth in it as the implant is placed underneath the muscle and breast tissue. The surgery does not involve the breast ducts so there are no difficulties in breastfeeding after the procedure.

However, the amount of milk production may decrease due to the pressure of implants.

Who Are Suitable For Undergoing Breast Augmentation Singapore?

The women who want to go for breast enlargement must fulfill these specific conditions;

  • Should have fully developed breasts except in the cases of mammary hypoplasia
  • Should be physically healthy
  • Should have realistic expectations

Which Women Are Not Suitable For Undergoing Breast Implant Surgery?

Breast Augmentation is not recommended for some women. These include those who have:

  • History of breast surgeries
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Severe or chronic infection or illness is present
  • Is undergoing breast cancer treatment
  • Have a bleeding or healing disorder – etc

What Is The Recovery Time After Breast Augmentation?

The recovery time for Motiva Breast implants mainly depends on the type and complexity of the technique used. Usually, the patients can gradually return to normal routine activities after a week. The recovery process including the subsiding of swelling and bruising, healing of the wound, settlement of implants, etc, can take up to 2 to 3 months depending on how well individual body heals.

What Is The Motiva Breast Implants Price in Singapore?

The cost of breast augmentation in Singapore with Motiva breast implants differs from patient to patient. It also depends on the experience of the surgeon, the type of breast implant. The average cost of this surgery is around $15,000.

Bottom Line

Breast Augmentation is a popular type of cosmetic surgery for enhancing feminine contours but there are some common misconceptions associated with it. These are related to safety issues, breastfeeding, replacement after some years, and losing sensations. These myths are far from reality so women should confidently go for breast augmentation in Singapore using Motiva breast implants.

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