Baltimore plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Cohen debunks common misconceptions about today's breast implant choices



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"Top Doc" Dr. Michael Cohen Explores 4 Major Myths About Breast

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BALTIMORE, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There is no shortage of

information about breast implants, but what women read online or hear

from their friends is not always accurate, says Dr. Michael Cohen, a

Baltimore Magazine "Top Doc" and board certified plastic surgeon and

breast augmentation specialist at the Cosmetic Surgery Center of

Maryland.

To help patients better understand their options, Dr. Cohen sets the

record straight about four prevalent myths about breast implants that

patients might encounter as they conduct their own research.

Myth: Breast implants need to be replaced every 10 years? Fact: There

is no need to replace breast implants if a patient is not experiencing

any problems.?"While not considered lifetime devices, there are many

breast augmentation patients who've gone 20 years or more without

incident," says Dr. Cohen. "Certain studies have shown that the

occurrence of ruptures in saline implants increases after 10 years,

and this is likely the root of this misconception."

Myth: Silicone gel is always the best choice? Fact: Aesthetically

pleasing, natural looking breast augmentation results can be achieved

with both saline and silicone gel implants. "What is most important is

choosing the correct implant for an individual patient's needs," says

Dr. Cohen. He states that while most of his patients do choose

silicone, those who get saline implants are typically very satisfied

with their results.

"In general, thinner patients or those with less natural breast tissue

to cover an implant will get a better result with silicone, but for

the right patient, saline can be an excellent, cost-effective choice,"

says Dr. Cohen.

Myth: The same size of implant is used for both breasts? Fact: Many

women get the most aesthetically pleasing breast augmentation results

by having two different sized implants due to asymmetry prior to

surgery. Dr. Cohen says that it is actually more common than not for

women to have some degree of breast asymmetry. He will often place a

larger implant on one side as a way to achieve a more even breast

size with augmentation. Breast implants are available in a wide

variety of shapes, sizes, and profiles, making it possible to improve

even significant asymmetry.

Myth: Women with breast implants cannot breastfeed ?Fact: Many women

with implants can breastfeed successfully, and breast implants will

not affect the quality or safety of milk produced. Dr. Cohen stresses

that the incision location is more likely to impact the ability to

breastfeed after surgery. He recommends the inframammary incision

located in the crease underneath the breast, which does not affect the

structures of the milk ducts and also allows a surgeon to place the

implant with optimal precision.

Dr. Cohen encourages anyone considering breast augmentation to consult

with an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon, who will be able

to provide accurate information about breast implant choices and help

her choose the best implants for her individual needs.

About The Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland: CSCMD is a nationally

recognized cosmetic surgery practice located in the Baltimore area.

Their offices, the Bellona Surgery Center, and medical spa are at 8322

Bellona Avenue, Suite 300, Towson, MD 21204. They can be reached

at 410-296-0414 or at www.cscmd.com.

Media Contact: Lauren Weinberg, Cosmetic Surgery Center of

Maryland, 410-296-0414, www.cscmd.com.

Read more news from The Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland.

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