Every year, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) publishes a yearly statistical report for cosmetic surgical procedures. The annual results provide information on plastic and cosmetic trends in and out of the industry, as well as probable factors impacting consumer trends. Breast augmentation, perhaps unsurprisingly, still top the list, proving once more that the breast is still the best.
According to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons results, there were a reported 290,000 breast augmentation performed last year alone. Statistics show there was a one percent increase from 2012 and a whopping overall 37% increase since the year 2000.
Dr. Joseph T. Cruise, a successful breast augmentation surgeon from Orange County, California, says the popularity of breast augmentation is here to stay: "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."
Nationwide trends are revealing a growing demand for breast surgery but what constitutes this growing development (pun slightly intended) in plastic and cosmetic procedures? Well, for one, breast augmentation is often coupled with other cosmetic adjustments such as breast lift or reduction. Likewise, the technology for plastic surgery is advancing at such a rate, that the rate of recovery and long-lasting results can be assured more ever before.
As mentioned by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons via PRweb.com, “The growth seen with breast augmentation could be due to the improvements in silicone breast implants, as well as there now being a total of three manufacturers with FDA approval to sell in the U.S. The latest form-stable gel implants are far superior than the original silicone implants of the past. In fact, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports in 2013 72% of implants were silicone.” The newfound confidence in silicone breast implant products by patients and doctors alike are undoubtedly contributing to the increase of surgeries.
As technology in the field improves, plastic surgery is steadily becoming safer and increasingly cost-efficient. As more celebrities and models reveal their plastic surgeries and treatments, the stigma that once tabooed plastic surgery will slowly give way to support and acceptance. Plastic surgery is not for everyone, and nobody should feel they have to receive treatments. However, plastic surgery should also remain available for everybody without a person feeling embarrassed or ashamed about receiving consultation and treatment. The choice is up to you.
If you are interested in receiving plastic surgery and would like to know more about your options, contact one of our representatives. We can arrange for you to meet with a board-certified specialist uniquely qualified to your needs and expectations. Call or contact us today to get started.