“Everyone is doing it!” seems to be the mantra for Breast Augmentation in 2008. As compared to even ten years ago, breast enhancement 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.
In my practice, 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. I am personally seeing more and more women educated about and coming in asking for the new cohesive implants. Some have seen their friend’s results and were impressed with the very 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 of my clients are gravitating towards this choice to the extent that cohesive gel implants have become my predominant choice for breast augmentation. And I continually receive positive feedback from my clients regarding these implants; many often comment that they cannot even feel them because of their ability to blend in with their own natural breast tissue.
The shift to 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.
–Gregory A. Buford, MD FACS
- Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
- Fellowship Trained Cosmetic Surgeon
- Founder & Medical Director, BEAUTY by BUFORD