Increasing one’s breast size has become a popular procedure for millions of women. Many women increase the size of their breasts because they feel their breasts are too small or they want fuller or firmer breasts. The purpose of the surgery is to have breasts that are attractive in shape.
Made popular by celebrities, the most famous of all breast procedures is breast augmentation. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, -it is the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States.’ According to statistics collected by the American Society of Plastic Surgery, ‘In 2007, 347,254 breast augmentation procedures were performed in the U.S.’
Often referred to as breast augmentation, enlargement, implant, mammoplasty enlargement, or augmentation mammoplasty, an implant is a device used to change the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. Reasons for this prodecure include: reconstruction of the breast after a surgery such as a mastectomy, improve one’s physical appearance, or as part of male-to-female sex reassignment surgery.
Breasts are enlarged using saline or silicone implants. Saline implants have a silicone elastomer shell filled with sterile saline solution. Silicone gel implants have a silicone shell filled with a silicone gel. Breasts surgeons perform the breast augmentation procedure through a small incision on the underside of the breast. Saline implants are safer than silicone implants. The surgery involves implanting a silicone shell filled with saline water into the breast. It is often chosen because saline water is not harmful to the human body. Saline implants are the most commonly used implants.
The cost of having breast implant surgery can range anywhere from $5,000-$7,000. Prices will normally depend on where you are located and the number of breast implant surgeons there are in your area. Breast implants do not last forever. Most women will probably require supplementary surgeries over their lifetime. Some of the risks of breast implants include: additional surgeries, hardening of the area around the implant, breast pain, changes in nipple and breast sensation, rupture with deflation of the saline-filled implants, and rupture of silicone gel-filled implants leading to leakage of silicone.
Many celebrities are famous for their breast implant surgeries. Celebrities who have undergone breast implant surgery are viewed as free publicity and unpaid endorsers of the procedure. Celebrities who have undergone cosmetic surgery include: actress Hilary Swank, Kellie Pickler of American Idol, actress and model Pamela Anderson, singer Christina Aguilera, and Playboy Playmate Carmen Electra.
Millions of women are afflicted with breasts that are either too small, sagging, or they have had a mastectomy. Many will choose breast augmentation to improve the appearance of their breasts. Breast augmentation is not just a medical procedure designed to repair or improve a physical state, it is also designed to improve a patient’s confidence and self-esteem. If a woman is considering breast augmentation, it is always