Year after year, breast augmentation remains the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States. While trends in cup size, type of implant and combination procedures fluctuate, it’s clear that breast augmentation surgery is here to stay. Below, Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Kessler discusses what’s currently trending in breast augmentation.
There are many aesthetic goals that augmentation alone cannot achieve. You and your doctor may consider combining breast lift and breast augmentation surgery to enhance the bust size and treat saggy or shapeless breasts. In many cases, a combination procedure helps women attain their ideal shape and contour. Here are a few reasons to consider combining the two procedures:
- Combining surgeries keeps the cost lower than undergoing each procedure separately;
- Overall recovery time can be cut down significantly when combining surgeries;
- It is often more convenient to combine surgeries, since you only have to take time off of work or find childcare once.
Smaller Cup Sizes
Breast augmentation procedures are still on the rise, but there has been a noticeable shift towards smaller, or more moderately sized cups. Recent years have seen a movement from DD and other large cup sizes towards C and even full-sized B cups. The preference for a more natural-looking shape is causing clients to request slightly smaller implants than in the past. While women are still seeking fuller, larger breasts, the overall trend is heading towards a less dramatic jump in size.
Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
It is now possible to harvest fat from other regions of your body and inject it into your breast. Fat transfer breast augmentation uses liposuction to remove fat from areas such as the thighs, arms or back and inject it into the breast. This procedure is best for patients who want a less dramatic increase in breast size. Fat transfer breast augmentation is gaining popularity as it combines the body contouring effects of liposuction and breast augmentation. It also takes less time to heal and creates a very natural-feeling breast.
With so many options available for modern breast augmentation surgeries, it is important to explore your choices. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Kessler, call Kessler Plastic Surgery at (949) 644-6544.