According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were more than 286,000 breast augmentation surgeries performed in the United States last year, making it the most popular procedure in the nation. Not surprisingly, that popularity has put the surgery in the spotlight and has led to more than a few misconceptions.
The surgery owes its title as the most performed cosmetic surgery of 2012 to the fact that it is a very safe procedure. Recent advancements, including better techniques and safer implant technology, have made women feel more confident about having it done. Breast reductions and lifts have also proven popular in recent years.
At the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, we offer a full range of breast-centric cosmetic surgeries. We are board certified and dedicated to helping Seattle residents reach their cosmetic goals. To set up an appointment to discuss your goals, Call Us At 877-738-4211 Today!
1. Breast Implants Can Be Changed
Breast implants can safely last a lifetime nowadays, but sometimes a change in life circumstances may prompt a woman to wish for either larger or smaller implants. Fortunately, breast augmentation surgery can be done more than once to accommodate these desires. This fact has been highlighted by numerous reports of celebrities reducing the size of their implants, most recently reality-television star Heidi Montag.
The Huffington Post reports that the 27 year old recently reduced her F-cups to C-cups because she desired a less dramatic bust size, but still wanted one that was larger than her natural A-cups.
2. Breast Augmentations Can Be Combined With Other Procedures
A skilled, experienced cosmetic surgeon can offer you a combination of procedures that can help you achieve a full-body transformation. This has proven popular among new mothers, leading the practice to be nicknamed the “mommy makeover.”
Your cosmetic surgeon can help you decide which procedures to combine to ensure you achieve the look you are hoping for. Breast augmentations can potentially be combined with tummy tucks, liposuction, thigh lifts and breast lifts.
3. Breast-Reduction Surgeries Are Not Just For Women
Gynecomastia (a condition characterized by overly developed male breasts) is not well known despite the fact that more than half the male population has suffered from it at some point in their lives. Men afflicted with the condition are often extremely self-conscious about their chest and may not know that their troubles could be solved by an outpatient procedure. If you or a loved one suffers from gynecomastia, have them look into a male breast reduction.
4. The Surgeon You Choose Does Matter
When deciding where to have your cosmetic surgery performed, you should carefully research the cosmetic surgeons near you. It is important to find a surgeon that is certified and an active member of several professional associations.
Craig Jonov, M.D., of the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, is constantly working to better himself as a surgeon by mastering innovative techniques and perfecting his surgical skills. He is fully board certified and is a member of four professional associations, including the illustrious American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jonov, Call Us At 877-738-4211 Today
We invite you to call our Lynnwood cosmetic surgery center at 877.738.4211 for more information or to schedule a complimentary personal consultation.