Popularity of Breast Augmentation? Let's Say it is Big Right Now
While your reasons for wanting to undergo breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, are unique and personal, you are not alone in your desire to have a breast augmentation. Augmentation mammoplasty is still one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States. In 2020, almost 200,000 women had breast implants placed according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. And those numbers were accrued in the midst of a pandemic!! So it is safe to say the popularity of breast augmentation remains BIG. Pun intended!!!
Popularity of Cosmetic Breast Augmentation
According to the Plastic Surgery Stastic Report in 2020 (the most recent report published by the ASPS), breast augmentation continues to be one of the top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures performed and has been since 2006.
Why is Breast Augmentation So Popular?
You may ask why is this procedure so popular and how does it maintain its popularity? The answer lies in the fact that many women experience dissatisfaction with their breast size, symmetry, and/or shape. The causes of this dissatisfaction may be because a woman has naturally small or disporportionate breasts or her breasts have lost volume and/or shape as a result of pregnancy or age.
Dr. Grasee and Dr. Bergman realize that this dissatisfaction can affect not only a woman's appearance, but also her self confidence. Here at Carmel Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons, located just north of Indianapolis, we are dedicated to helping you acheive your goal of a fuller, more symmetric bustline with a more shapely appearance.
Breast Augmentation with Implants
Breast augmentation with both saline and silicone gel breast implants has proven to be largely safe and very effective. Silicone implants were used in 84% and saline implants in 16% of all breast augmentations in 2020. When you meet with your plastic surgeon, you will share your goals of breast augmentaion with her. A variety of issues regarding the breast implants themselves will be discussed by your surgeon including the type of implant as well as its shape and size. The procedure including incision site (areolar, inframammary,or axillary) and position of the implants (submuscular or submammary) as well as the risks and benefits of the procedure will be reviewed. Next, you will be examined, measured, and photographed. Before and after pictures of previous patients who underwent breast augmentation are available at the office to look at during your appointment. You will be told what you can expect before, during, and after the procedure. Lastly, a price quote will be given to you at the end of the appointment.
Let's Get Started
If breast augmentation sounds like it may be right for you, we would love to get you started. Contact us to schedule a consultation. Carmel Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons provides a supportive environment in which you can feel at ease to discuss your goals. Our surgeons, Dr. Elizabeth Grasee and Dr. Debra Bergman, will help you decide the best course of action to achieve the desired outcome for your Indianapolis breast augmentation. We are committed to guiding you towards a solution that aligns with your personal preferences and maintains your health.