Why Breast Augmentation is the Top Cosmetic Surgery Procedure in the US

For the past seven years, breast augmentation has dominated the charts as the #1 cosmetic procedure since 2006 and has averaged around 300,000 patients each year.

How does the procedure continue to be this popular each and every year?


Reason #1    Breast Augmentation Satisfaction Ratings Are Through the Roof

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently published a study in which 98% of women surveyed had said that their augmentation results met or exceeded their expectations. Another 90% of the women surveyed also reported an increase in their self-esteem. This trend has been consistent with other surveys as breast augmentation continues to achieve high patient reviews. Dr. Bresnick has found that the procedure improves self-esteem for many patients.  Women tell him that they feel much better in clothes and bathing suits following he procedure.  Studies show that improved self-esteem and confidence also improves other measurements of life quality and even the sex life.   All of these positive results and reviews continue to spark new interest in other women.

Reason #2   The Procedure Does Not Take Long or Require a Lengthy Recovery

breast augmentation usually takes just a couple hours and does not require an overnight stay at the hospital. There is little interference with daily life and depending on their occupation, most women return to work after just a few days spent recovering.  Most of Dr. Bresnick’s patients can drive in about 5 days and are off pain medication after just a few days, transitioning to Tylenol.

Reason #3   The Implants Have Been FDA Approved For Safety

Both saline and silicone gel implants have been approved by the FDA for breast augmentation after extensive studies on each. Because saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution, they are safe in case an implant ruptures. The new silicone gel implants have been created to not leak into the body if there is a rupture. Neither silicone nor saline implants have been tied to any major disease or breast cancer.

Reason #4   Breast Augmentation Results Last Long

Though implants are not intended to be lifelong, the results last for decades. This is especially true for silicone gel implants which have lower replacement rates than saline.  There is typically no need to replace or adjust the implants at regular intervals and implants have proven extremely durable.  However, a woman can expect that at that at some point in life, her breast implants will likely need to be replaced.

Reason #5   A Woman Can Achieve the Results She Desires

With the wide variety of implants available, and now the addition of the new MemoryShape silicone gel implants, women are better able to achieve the personalized results that she desires. There are currently seven implants and three manufacturers that have been approved for use in the United States. Each implant then breaks down into several different sizes, shapes, and profiles. The diverse group of implants allows women to better customize the look that they want.

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