Breast enhancement has been one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries for decades. Although it is not often talked about, many women get breast implants every day in the United States. Learn here how and why breast augmentation is so popular.
History of Breast Augmentation
The first silicone breast implants were developed in 1961, and the first breast augmentation surgery was done in 1962. The procedure did not become popular right away. Initially, there were many complications, especially with capsular contracture, a condition in which scar tissue constricts around the implant making it feel firm.
The early implants had many challenges and there was conflicting evidence about the safety of silicone implants; therefore, breast augmentation didn’t really become popular until the late 90’s. However, every year more and more women have been getting breast implants. In fact, in 2018 alone over a quarter million breast augmentation surgeries were done in the United States. Breast augmentation is now the second most popular cosmetic surgical treatment.
Current Breast Enlargement Trends
With the invention of the “gummy bear” implant, silicone implants have increased in popularity in the last five years. Saline implants are still available as well, and the perfect choice for women under 22 years of age. In the past women tended to get very large implants, however, desired breast size has slowly gotten smaller. Current trends indicate that many women are seeking full B-cups or C-cups, rather than the previously popular size D or DD.
Implants have come a long way since 1962. In some ways it has been a bumpy road as safe and effective implants were developed, but today it is very safe to get breast implants. The variety of implant types and shapes make it easier than ever to get the exact look that you’ve been wanting.
If you are interested in breast augmentation and have additional questions, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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