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Factors Contributing to the Popularity of Breast Augmentation

Whether it is loss of volume due to pregnancy, weight loss, breast asymmetry or poorly developed breasts, breast augmentation surgery can provide the solution. Compared to other treatments, the popularity of this cosmetic surgery procedure continues to surge, which made us want to look into the factors responsible for this.

  • Increased satisfaction in procedures: One of the prime reasons is the increased satisfaction rates among women. According to a 2013 study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), breast augmentation results met or exceeded the expectations of 98% of the women surveyed. Psychological benefits were also noted after the surgery and up to 90% of the women reported increased self-esteem.
  • Short procedure with easy recovery: With the advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery, breast enhancement procedures usually take just about 1 to 2 hours to complete and are mostly done on an outpatient basis. The procedure is relatively simple and complications and surgical trauma are minimal. Women can return to work after a few days and resume normal activities in two three weeks.
  • FDA-approved breast implants: With the FDA approving saline, silicone and gummy bear implants, women now consider these safe options to enhance breast size and contour.
  • Natural breast enhancement option: Women who want to avoid implants can go in for fat transfer breast augmentation. The procedure enhances the breasts using the patient’s own fat and also improves body contour in the donor site via liposuction.
  • Results immediately visible: Women need not wait long to experience the benefits as the results are immediately visible.
  • Low maintenance and long lasting results: Advanced implants last for many years. For fat transfer candidates, the results can be and are often permanent.
  • Options for customized solutions: Established plastic surgery practices have advanced options such as 3D imaging to effectively preplan the treatment which allows surgeons to understand patient expectations and provide customized solutions.
  • Looking good in favorite outfits: Women have greater flexible in choice of clothes with well-shaped breasts proportionate to the body. More important, they can be more comfortable and look prettier in their favorite outfits.
  • Improved self confidence: Well-shaped breasts can enhance overall appearance, which would improve self-confidence and self-esteem.

The procedure has topped the list of cosmetic surgical treatments since 2006 and ASPS reports that close to 300,000 breast augmentation procedures were performed in 2013. With all these factors contributing to the popularity of the procedure, it can only be expected that this figure will go up.