For decades, breast augmentation has ranked among the top requested procedures in plastic surgery clinics across the United States. In recent years, it has held the No. 1 spot domestically. In 2013, breast implants became the No. 2 plastic surgery in the world.

So what’s all the fuss about? What makes women pick up the phone to book a breast augmentation consultation?

1. Breast Augmentation Has a High Satisfaction Rate

When patients are happy with their results, they tell their friends and family about it. Women who love their breast implants are the biggest proponents of breast augmentation surgery, sending their own friends in for consultations. Indeed, about 90 percent of breast augmentation patients experienced a marked improvement in their self-esteem and self-image. That’s a pretty good satisfaction rate for any surgery.

2. Breast Implants Are Safe to Use

Of course, if breast implants were dangerous to place inside the body, breast augmentation would not be a very popular procedure at all. On the contrary, breast implants have been carefully designed and improved throughout the years since they were first introduced, leading to current implants that are safer than ever. The saline and silicone gel implants that are used today are safe in the event of an internal rupture and have not been linked to any major illnesses as a result of their presence in the body. Safe breast implants means that women can opt for this surgery without worrying about extreme complications later on in life.

3. Breast Augmentation Delivers Long-Lasting Results

Temporary results have their time and place, but breast enhancements shouldn’t need touch-ups every few months. Most busy women today wouldn’t be able to commit to that level of involvement, not with their hectic schedules. Luckily, breast implants do last a long time without maintenance, although they aren’t designed to last a lifetime. If saline implants, the harmless fluid leaks into your body and gets absorbed, leaving a deflated shell behind. This is noticeable and can be managed by your plastic surgeon. If you have silicone gel implants, these are designed to remain cohesive even if there is a rupture so it is harder to tell. The FDA recommends that patients with silicone gel implants monitor the health of their breasts with MRI screens three years after their surgery, then every two years after that. Talk to your plastic surgeon about replacement policies for your implants and how you should care for them after surgery to achieve your best results.

4. Breast Augmentation Is a Routine Procedure

While it is a surgery, breast augmentations have become routine in most aesthetic surgery practices around the country. This is a good thing for you as a prospective patient because it means your surgery is skilled and experienced and ready to achieve your desired results for your breasts. It also results in a short surgery time, usually one to two hours, and a fairly easy recovery period. Breast augmentations are done on an outpatient basis so you can spend your recovery time in the comfort of your own home. Patients are usually back to their regular activities, including going to work and exercising, within a period of three weeks. Talk to your plastic surgeon about your own procedure and recovery time table. It might be less than you expect!

5. Breast Implants Have Improved

We talked about their safety, but breast implants have also come a long way in providing realistic, natural-looking breasts for patients. In fact, there are a variety of implants to choose from today that can offer patients the size, shape, and profile they desire. The feel and texture of these implants also varies. Because of the advancements in the technology of breast implants, each patient can truly have a personalized surgical experience. The breast implants you receive during surgery can be chosen by you. Make sure to consider your surgeon’s advice to achieve the best look and feel for your body, but remember that your breast enhancement experience can be exactly what you want it to be.

Book Your Breast Augmentation Consultation Today

If you’re interested in planning your own breast augmentation procedure, you’ll need to start by scheduling a consultationwith Dr. Robert Kessler, a board certified general and facial plastic surgeon, to learn more about what this surgery can do for you. Dr. Kessler completed his medical degree with honors from Tufts University in Boston as well as a distinguished General Surgical Residency with North Short/NYU in New York. Prior to that, he completed a Plastic Surgery residency with the U.S. Air Force and the University of Texas.

Today, Dr. Kessler operates his surgical practice in California, has worked as a surgical consultant and surgical assistant on ABC’s Extreme Makeover, and has lectured nationally and internationally on topics including facial rejuvenation, plastic surgery, and body contouring. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kessler, contact his office, located at 2121 E Pacific Coast Hwy #200, in Newport Beach, CA, by calling 949.644.6544.

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