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"Top Doc" Dr. Michael Cohen Explores 4 Major Myths About Breast
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
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.
SOURCE The Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland
CO: The Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland
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