“Everyone is doing it!” seemed to be the mantra for Breast Augmentation in 2010. And as compared to even ten years ago, breast augmentation is not only talked about but is often the topic of polite conversation. Why this abrupt change? More and more women are realizing that the results of breast enhancement can be natural and create a more proportionate figure, overall.
For many cosmetic plastic surgery practices, clients come from all walks of life but they all want the same thing…a natural and proportionate look. Many of these women have had children and find that their breast volume was dramatically reduced following pregnancy or breast feeding. And while some are simply looking to restore the shape that they once had, others have always dreamed of larger, shapelier breasts and now feel empowered to achieve this.
Whatever the motivation, breast augmentation has changed dramatically over the last few years largely due to improvements in the breast implant itself. In particular, silicone gel implants are now more durable and more lifelike than in previous years. Nationwide, we are seeing more and more women educated about and coming in asking for the new cohesive implants. Some have seen friend’s results and were impressed with the natural look and feel while others are simply looking for a more natural alternative to saline-filled breast implants. In the past few years, more and more clients are gravitating towards this choice to the extent that cohesive gel implants have become the predominant choice for breast augmentation across North America. And the common theme is that Board Certified Plastic Surgeons are continually hearing positive feedback from clients regarding these implants; many often go so far as to say that they cannot even feel the implants beneath their own breast tissue and that after the healing process they don’t even feel like they have implants…they simply have larger, more shapely breasts.
The shift towards silicone gel breast augmentation is simply a reflection of a trend towards more natural results in Plastic Surgery overall. While many clients want to look better, they still want to look like themselves and want options that allow them to do just that. Young moms are realizing that pregnancy is a new beginning on several fronts and that the body changes incurred can be addressed with a minimal downtime procedure yielding very natural results.