Breast Procedures on the Rise, According to ASPS

Wondering what’s the most common cosmetic surgery in America?  The answer is breast augmentation.   According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were over 296,000 breast augmentation procedures performed in 2010, a full 2% rise in popularity since 2009 alone.  However, it’s not just breast augmentation that’s even more popular today. Breast lifts—also known as mastopexy—saw a full 3% rise.  The ASPS data reveals that nearly 90,000 breast lift procedures were performed in 2010.

While breast augmentation took first place in terms of number of procedures performed, there were several runners-up.  Coming in at number two was nose reshaping, followed by eyelid surgery, liposuction and tummy tucks.

An Introduction to Breast Augmentation & Breast Lifts

Cosmetic breast surgery is an ever-growing trend in the world of plastic surgery. Here’s a bit of information on the two most common cosmetic breast procedures in America.

Two of the Breast Surgeries We Perform:

•   Breast augmentation: Breast augmentation is often the answer for women who are unsatisfied with the size of their breasts.  During the procedure, implants—typically saline or silicone—are placed under the breast tissue or under the muscle of the chest wall.  The result is a fuller, shapelier breast.  While this procedure is not for everyone, for many it can mean the difference between the breasts they have and the breasts they have always wanted.

•    Breast lift: Many women suffer from breasts that have sagged or lost firmness as a result of age, pregnancy, breastfeeding, significant weight loss or a host of other reasons.  Thankfully, this natural part of the aging process can often be corrected with a breast lift.  A breast lift—also known as mastopexy—is a surgical procedure where excess skin is removed and supporting tissues of the breast are tightened.  The result is a lifted, more youthful bust.

Find Out More Today

If you’re interested in procedures such as Breast Augmentation or a Breast Lift, contact us, and find out more about your breast surgery options.  Our offices are located in Huntington Station, serving Long Island and the surrounding areas.  Book your appointment today at (631) 424-6707.

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