That breast augmentation is the most popular surgical cosmetic procedure in America is no secret. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)over 300,000 women had breast augmentation in 2014 alone. As of 2015, over 5 million women had breast implants in the U.S alone according to an ABCNews Report. This cosmetic procedure has helped thousands of breast cancer victims to get their breasts reconstructed.
Why Go for a Breast Implant?
Not only does breast augmentation bring back confidence to a woman it also helps them enjoy life more. With improved self-esteem women are able to make better decisions in their life. For breast cancer survivors and women who have lost breasts in accidents this surgical procedure helps get over the trauma.
Keeping up With Breast Augmentation Today
Well, if you are thinking of breast augmentation surgery today it is advisable to understand what is trending. So much has changed since the 1960s when silicone envelopes filled with gel or saline were used as implants. In 2006 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first time approved saline implants and this ushered a new era of safer and more consistent breast implants.
Here are some of the breast augmentation trends that you should be on the lookout for today. They will help you make the right choice:
- Smaller is Better
From Pamela Anderson to Victoria Beckham women who had earlier gone for large breasts are now resorting to a more natural look. The hitherto common size of D or DD implants has now been replaced with B-cup and small C-cup size implants. Smaller implants are making a big comeback as women seek to get that much sought after authentic look. This could be as a result of a backlash about overdone plastic surgery jobs among celebrities.
- The Wide-Awake Procedure
When it comes to any surgical procedure much of the risk comes from use of anesthetic. With cosmetic surgery this is even more relatable. Luckily, advances in breast augmentation allow surgery without going under. A cannula is used through a very small incision under the breast and the implant is inserted.
- Wipe Away the Imperfections
One of the greatest letdowns in breast augmentation has always been an imperfect job. If you can look down and see the outline of the implant it is highly likely that you will soon rip it. This can lead to complications especially in slimmer women. The ‘icing on the cake’ technique involves harvesting of fat from the stomach area and using it as an extra layer over the breast implant. Your implant is safely covered by your breast tissue and this layer of fat thus providing more protection and comfort.
- Internal Anti-sag scaffolding
Post-surgery drooping of breast after is one of the greatest worries every woman has while going for the procedure. This internal scaffolding mesh holds the new breast structure in place and it is eventually absorbed by the body within 12-18 months of the procedure.
- Lightweight Breast Implants
When they hit the scene lightweight implants will be the ultimate solution to one of the biggest drawbacks of breast augmentation; weight. They will have a longer lifespan and insertion of implants will also be easier.
Breast augmentation is one of the most important surgical cosmetic procedures. The benefits are immense so book an appointment with your cosmetic surgeon and ask about these new trends.