Breast augmentation – an exploding trend
by Dr. Mark Schusterman
What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure of increasing the breast size or achieving symmetry by having breast implants. Popularly, the implants are either of silicon or saline. Moreover, the implants can be pre-filled or inflatable. Your plastic surgeon can be a best source for deciding which type of augmentation you need according to your current breast condition and required results.
World Trends of Breast Augmentation
In the last decade, breast augmentation has become an increasingly popular surgical procedure for women as compared to liposuction, nose job and lip enhancement. According to a 2010 statistics on surgical procedures released by International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, lipoplasty is at number one world-wide and breast augmentation is ranks number two and comprise of 18.9% of total surgical procedures performed by plastic surgeons. Can you believe that despite economic recession and financial issues, the women are still willing to spend money for looking more striking and perfect. The rate is up-surging and soon breast augmentation will be at number one.
American Trends of Breast Augmentation
Don’t be amazed by above mentioned fact as there is a lot more to discover. Americans are also fond of breast jobs and are spending millions for having a perfect shape and size of breasts through breast augmentation, lifts and reduction. According to American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the rate of breast implant surgeries has up-surged drastically in the last decade. In 1997, there were 101,176 implants and in 2011 the number exploded to 316,848! Gasp! We really want to look perfect as not only celebrities and elites but upper middle and middle classes are also taking part in this race now. However, the middle age group is at the top for having implants and women older than 54 years are less in number.
Breast Augmentation-A Fashion Trend
The number of implants also rose on part of FDA’s decision to approve silicone implants which were banned previously. Also, the people follow the culture promoted by fashion magazines as many of Hollywood stars have evidently gone for breast augmentation for becoming more appealing and popular. To name a few, the stars include Nicole Richie, Britney spears, Kelly Pickler, Jessica Simpson, Salma Hayek, Pamela Anderson, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Beyoncé Knowles, Heidi Montag, Marion Catillard, Gwen Stefani, Tara Reid, Lindsay Lohan, Sabrina Sabrok, Sarah Jessica parker, Hilary Duff, Fergie, Amy, Winehouse and Victoria Becham, Christine Agurlera. Well the names were not as few as there is a long list which goes on. Many of them even don’t admit to have breast augmentation but before and after pictures when compared actually reveal everything. Just as celebrities, the other women are also eager to get perfection even if they have to go under knife.
Why women need Breast Augmentation?
There are many reasons for undergoing this surgical procedure such as:
- To improve the shape of asymmetrical breasts because of having disproportionate size and shape
To increase size of naturally small breasts; this can be inherited
To restore breast volume which is affected by pregnancy or weight loss program
And at sometime it is only for having more and more!
Women want to have a perfect shape to feel more confident as this factor has great psychological impact; therefore, they go for implants. One must keep in mind that this change should be for your own satisfaction and not for the sake of other people’s approval. There are risks involved when you play against nature and so is it in the case of breast augmentation. You must have complete knowledge of all the factors involved and have best expertise available according to your budget to have a flawless surgery which will minimize these risks.
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