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In 2012 Breast Augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the USA!

Over the past decade, the amount of American women to undergo breast augmentation has increased by 45 percent, and this procedure has remained the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in America. According to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were 286,274 breast augmentations performed in 2012 alone.

Increasing demand for breast augmentation surgery has inspired new improvements that have even more women considering this procedure. Scientists have been motivated to introduce innovations that lower implant rupture rate and increase safety, and surgeons have been inspired to incorporate new and improved techniques for breast surgery. Manufacturers have also developed a variety of breast implant options to fit the needs of different patients.

One of the many results of this snowball effect is the recent FDA approval of Natrelle 410, highly cohesive, anatomically-shaped, silicone-filled breast implants, otherwise known as “gummy bear breast implants.” Many women have been anxiously awaiting approval of the gummy bear implants because, much like the gummy bear candies, these implants will not leak or change shape if they are cut open. Unlike other implants, they are made of a highly cohesive material that significantly decreases the risk of wrinkling or rippling. Although these implants sound like they might be firm and tough because of their durability, they actually look and feel much like a natural breast. Their anatomic, or “teardrop,” shape is also desired because it gives a more natural look than round implants.

There is no doubt that breast augmentation will remain one of the top cosmetic surgical procedures in the nation as new innovations and medical devices are developed. If you are considering breast augmentation in the Los Angeles or Pasadena areas of California, contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule a free initial consultation with our board certified surgeon, Dr. Martin O’Toole.