If you’re considering a boob-job of any sort, whether you want your fun bags to be bigger, smaller, perkier, rounder or just filled with less organic tissue and more silicone, you are not alone. In fact, you are in great company. When it comes to breast augmentation, everybody is still jumping on that bandwagon.
The ASPS plastic surgery statistical report from 2013 indicates that breast augmentation is still #1 when it comes to cosmetic procedures. According to the report, there were 290,000 boob jobs performed last year–that’s a one percent increase from the year before and a heaving 37% increase from the turn of the millennium.
Prominent Orange County plastic surgeon, Dr. Joseph T. Cruise (don’t you just love his name? It sounds like the name of an Orange County plastic surgeon from a soap opera to me) is confident that boob jobs will remain top dog in years to come.
“I’m not sure we will see the day another procedure outperforms breast augmentation. With the improvements of implants, as well as techniques, I imagine the numbers will continue to climb steadily.”
Dr. Cruise points to a few major reasons explaining the continuously rising popularity of the already popular procedure. One contributing factor is the use of implants in more breast related procedures than the classic enlargement. Dr. Cruise and others are using implants in breast augmentations of course, but also in “the majority of his breast lift and breast reduction cases.” What? Breast implants are being used in breast reductions? It makes sense when you think about it.
As surgical techniques improve, Dr. Cruise and other cosmetic surgeons have seen “the overwhelming benefit of adding breast implants when performing breast lifts or breast reductions” claiming that “his patients end up with a superior result, which is not only attractive, but long-lasting.” This all makes sense, using an implant can guarantee that breasts will have a certain shape that we are used to seeing in magazines and on television. Even if you are looking to have smaller breasts or just lifted breasts, having an implant inside can aid in achieving what society decided is a desirable look.
Another reason Dr. Cruise and the ASPS believe breast implants are still increasing in popularity is due to the improvements in silicone breast implants which were once viewed as dangerous. In 2013, almost three quarters (72%) of implants were silicone rather than saline, implying that patients are no longer terrified of silicone. Apparently the new and improved form-stable gel implants make the original silicone implants from the days of old look like hot murderous garbage. Today, there are three silicone breast implant manufacturers with FDA approval.
Although these statistics imply that women are still feeling shitty enough about their breasts to go under the knife, it’s excellent that techniques and materials used to enhance breasts are being improved all the time. Safety first!
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