Many women are not satisfied with the way that their breasts look. Most would like them to be bigger and thus they consider having breast augmentation surgery. This particular plastic surgical procedure has remained the most popular procedure for many years and is most likely to stay in the number one position for many more. Of the different choices of implants most women would agree that the silicone implant feels the most natural.
Brian Braithwaite, a board-certified surgeon and active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, said, “The majority of my breast augmentation patients choose silicone implants…. My patients are extremely happy with their silicone implants and do not regret choosing silicone over saline.” Dr. Braithwaite, himself, believes that silicone implants are indeed better than saline, however he presents
both of the types objectively to his patients. After feeling the example that he offers them, during the consultation, most women choose the silicone without prompting.
Silicone implants have a more natural feel to them. They are made with a silicone plastic cover filled with silicone gel. Saline implants also use a silicone plastic shell but are filled with a saline solution instead. The silicone gel has been continuously improved to make it feel more natural. It is very soft and has a smooth texture. The gel has a property that allows it to ‘stick’ to itself thus the implant is similar to tissue cells that ‘stick’ to each other. Many women say that the saline implant feels more like a water balloon than a breast.
Not only are women choosing silicone implants for their breast augmentation but they are also trading in their saline implants for the better silicone ones. Dr. Braithwaite said of those women who switched, “To date. all ‘my’ patients have been very pleased with their decisions and no patient has had any regrets about the switch to silicone. Virtually all these patients are amazed by the improved look and feel of their new implants.” Switching to silicone seems to have made a lot of women more satisfied with their breast augmentation.
According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, 8,537 UK women underwent breast augmentation in 2009. This makes up nearly 26 percent of all surgical procedures. 2010 will surely have a large number of breast augmentations as well. Women who want a soft natural feel for their implant are advised to choose silicone, but surely they will figure that out for themselves by merely touching the
Many women consider having breast augmentation surgery, to make their breasts look the way that they desire. Whether it is just to reshape the breast or make them significantly larger, breast augmentation has remained the most popular cosmetic procedure throughout the world. Women have been very impressed with the results of their silicon implants as compared to saline. They find that with their silicone implants they can finally feel confident about their breasts.
Dr. Robert Cohen, a board-certified plastic surgeon of the Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery, is a strong supporter of silicone breast implants. He says that the silicone implants have a more natural texture and feel. They are softer and are a closer match to the surrounding breast tissue. There is substantially less palpable rippling and less potential for visible rippling with silicone implants when compared to saline. Another major benefit is that they are known to last longer. The removal rate of saline implants within the first four years of the procedure is five percent higher than for silicone implants.
Dr. Cohen performs numerous revision breast augmentation surgeries and finds that many women will opt to get their saline implants replaced by silicone implants. In a press release he said, “Some of my corrective surgery patients choose silicone partly because they weren’t happy with their experience with saline, but what’s interesting is that we’re starting to see many more patients wanting to ‘trade up’ to silicone for its own sake, without necessarily requiring significant correction at the same time.” Due to their softer and more natural texture, silicone implants can help to compensate for many of the aesthetic challenges associated with revision breast surgery.
It is important, when considering breast augmentation, that the surgeon evaluates a woman’s candidacy thoroughly. Surgical recommendations must take into account a wide range of factors including but not limited to weight, diet, exercise habits, and age. Dr. Cohen adds that, “Revision surgery has to be approached uniquely for each patient, and an experienced surgeon will be able to identify the right implant type for your short and long-term goals. The exciting news is that women today have more options than ever before to create their desired look.”
Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the UK. In fact the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons reported that in 2009 breast augmentation procedures made up nearly 26 percent of all cosmetic procedures. When women decide that a breast augmentation is right for them then, they should know that silicone implants are the best choice. Silicone implants feel and look more natural and are more durable.
Well, this recession seems to have been dragging on for quite some time now doesn’t it? It’s been about 18 months and still there is no let up in the gloom; no recovery in the housing market, no increase in interest rates and one of the only good things is the massive reduction sales we are seeing- if only we had the disposable income to go and spend in them! However, there is one good piece of news for all those in the Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery industry; the industry seems to be highly resilient despite the continued economic recession.
A poll commissioned by Oxygen media has shown that, despite fears about job security and financial stability plaguing their generation, 63% of 18 to 34 year old thought positively about cosmetic surgery whilst the figure rose to 73% for those people aged 35-49. One of the lighter points of the survey was that 22% of women said they would rather have breast augmentation surgery than receive a diamond bracelet; one feels many male partners would also prefer spending money on a boob job than a decorative piece of jewellery as well.
Dr. Gilbert Lee, a U.S based plastic surgeon has spoken out about the buoyant industry, saying that: “Interest in plastic surgery remains very strong, despite the economy.” You can read other blogs on this page which might give an indication as to why this is. Almost 25% of women who took part in the survey said that, if they suddenly gained a windfall of $10,000, they would prefer to spend the money on cosmetic surgery rather than invest it; such an attitude may not be prudent but it certainly spells good times ahead for the plastic and cosmetic surgery industry.
This recession-beating skill is not just limited to the U.S, the British cosmetic surgery industry seems like it is going to be able to weather the storm as well. During 2008, when the economic storm first broke to mass media and market panic, there was a 5% increase in the number of surgeries performed on women within the U.K. This figure shows that here in Britain we really have a cosmetic surgery industry which is going to remain pert and resilient throughout the economic downturn. This can only be good news as, when the recovery comes, the cosmetic surgery industry will be in an unrivalled position.
We have always known that the U.S was the epicentre of the plastic and cosmetic surgery industries. Home to Hollywood, a country where everything is bigger and done on a much grander scale, America has now been revealed to be the place where plastic surgery is king.
New figures have shown that, in the year of 2008, a staggering 10 million procedures were performed on patients! This is a stunning figure and is really testament to the wonderful work which plastic and cosmetic surgeons are doing up and down the country but also shows how much the industry has grown in recent years. Who knows what the 2009 figure will look like; well whatever it looks like, we assume the figure will be trim and toned!
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is the body behind these exciting figures and they have also released some other numbers for us to sink our perfectly-veneered teeth into as well. Liposuction had long been the most popular surgery amongst women in the United States of America but this is no longer the case. It was beaten to the top spot in 2008 by breast augmentation surgeries which now have the esteemed accolade of being the most popular surgery amongst women. Liposuction had to make do with second place; this marks an interesting shift in the types of treatments which patients are undergoing- perhaps having already attained good figures via liposuction they are now turning to the perfect pair of breasts as well. The race was still quite tight though, so 2009 could see a photo-finish between the two surgeries as liposuction and breast augmentations fight it out for the top spot. The figures show that 355,671 breast augmentations were performed in the U.S in 2008, whilst the figure stands at 309,692 for liposuction procedures. What these figures also prove is that a huge number of other surgeries, more than nine million, are taking place and that these must thus be spread over a huge number of varied procedures.
It’s not all bad news for liposuction though; it did stay the top procedure amongst men, with over 31,000 procedures being performed. Breast augmentations, however, remain the most popular surgery in Britain as well: there was a 30% rise in the number of them done in Britain in 2008! So it seems on both sides of the Atlantic that surgery is most definitely in!
Boob jobs have long been in vogue for women; every year breast augmentation or breast reduction surgeries are constantly the top of the lists of the most sought after surgeries. If you thought the breast-surgery business couldn’t get any more world-beating the think again; it’s got its eyes on a new target market- men!
As the media obsessions with “moobs” grows, so too has the number of males who are wanting to shape their chests and look fab rather than flab in time for summer. The stigma which may have once surrounded men going under the knife has now vastly receded and this can only be good news for the cosmetic surgery industry. The breast reduction surgery which many men are now seeking involves using liposuction to remove excess tissue or fat which could cause the chest to appear swollen. Dr. John Connors, a plastic surgeon, has spoken out about the trend, commenting that: “For decades, men have been suffering the embarrassment and low-self esteem that accompanies enlarged male breasts. So it’s no surprise then that men are openly embracing [the] procedure … It’s time men start to experience some of the uplifting results of cosmetic surgery that women have taken advantage of for years.”
These uplifting results are now able to change the lives of men who have always wanted to cover themselves up rather than show themselves off. Man boobs, as they are commonly known, are not causes by overweight-lifestyles alone; many people develop them during puberty and oftentimes side-effects of medication can also lead to unwanted weight gain in the chest area. Often, for those who suffer from this problem, no amount of exercise nor healthy eating can shift the stubborn pockets of fat and thus surgery becomes the only option. It isn’t just here in Britain that they surgery is becoming popular; male breast reductions were the fourth most popular surgery performed in the United States last year.
Despite the recession, the numbers of people seeking Cosmetic Surgery is still rising year on year. The increase of men going under the knife can only help to ‘boost’ (if you will excuse the pun) these numbers even further. Now that men have succumb to the craze for breast-augmentation how long will it be before they are having collagen lip enhancements and other treatments previously thought of to be a women’s domain? Only time will tell.
There might have been a time when it was considered that women couldn’t be boxers, that it was a sport which should only be attempted by men. Times have changed but people will be saddened to hear that one woman is now facing another bout of discrimination in her attempt to be recognised as a true sporting great in the ring.
The problem for Sarah Blewden is that she had breast augmentation surgery in 2003. Blewden had originally wanted to become a model and thought that her surgical enhancement would help her along her chosen career path now, ironically, it is holding her back.
The Amateur Boxing Association of England has banned Sarah from pursuing a professional career, saying that “international rules” made it illegal for women with implants to box as there was a high risk that breast tissue could become damaged. However, Sarah has hit a stinging blow back to Tony Atwood, the ABAE chairman, saying that: “My surgeon said they make me no more vulnerable than any other woman. They are not enormous ones – they are in proportion.” She also pointed out that she didn’t have liquid implants, but rather had chose to enhance herself with gel ones and thus there would be no danger that they might burst in the ring. Indeed if such an occurrence happened more frequently on the female amateur boxing circuit the sport might get many more fans than it currently does. Joking aside though, Blewden is upset and feels she is being unfairly discriminated against.
Breast augmentation surgery is continually the most popular procedure in the U.K and the number of women going under the knife to improve their bust is actually increasing year on year. This could well be, as was the case originally with Sarah, because many women feel that bigger breasts will help them achieve their dream careers or boost them into the lower echelons into that baffling phenomenon known as celebrity. Indeed, it is staggering to think, if they have banned Sarah, what the ABAE would make of model Sheyla Hershey who, after a staggering nine operations has size 38kkk breasts; those would be certain to have any opponent on the ropes but would probably not take too kindly to being squeezed into a lycra outfit! One thing is for certain, this battle is likely to go the whole 12 rounds and whoever emerges the winner will have fought hard for their victory.