According to the “2014 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Statistics,” released every year by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the breast augmentation procedure still holds the number one spot in popularity. In fact, the number of breast augmentations performed in the past 15 years has increased by 35% to nearly 300,000 procedures per year! Unsurprisingly, breast augmentations have held the title role for years.
Increased public awareness and acceptance, as well as faith in modern medical techniques, have helped increase the popularity of breast augmentation. Women are aware that they can obtain full, natural-looking breasts. There are now at least 20 different sizes of breast implants to choose from. Women who spend time researching their options and make an informed choice tend to be happiest with their results, and report improved self-esteem and improved quality of life.
Modern Breast Augmentation Techniques
As we all know, medicine and technology have made great strides since breast augmentations were first performed in the 1960s. Regardless of whether they are silicone or saline, implants today are better. Surgical techniques have been refined and improved over the decades allowing for a faster recovery time.
Make sure when you do your research, you know all the risks and benefits of the procedure and choose a qualified surgeon who works in an accredited facility. After you do your homework, you will feel more comfortable throughout the process and happier with your results.
More Affordable Choices
Aside from aesthetic concerns, affordability in an elective procedure has always been a consideration. In the past, breast augmentation, like most of the cosmetic procedures, was so expensive that very few women could afford it. It was something celebrities or wealthy women could afford, but times have changed.
As the popularity of breast augmentations have increased, along with the creation of new technology and more options from implant manufacturers, breast augmentation is much more affordable. Breast augmentation is now available to everyone. Keep in mind that you should always consult with your doctor before opting for plastic surgery of any kind.