One of the perks of living in Southern California is that thanks to the warm climate, it is virtually always “tank top” weather. Because we can get away with wearing body conscious clothing year-round, breast augmentation is a popular procedure at Dr. A.J. Khalil’s Beverly Hills plastic surgery practice.
But it’s not just women in the west who are getting their breasts augmented to look better in their clothing. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s 2019 statistics, breast augmentation is actually the most popular surgical procedure in the entire country, and it has been the top procedure since 2006!
In this post, Dr. Khalil breaks down a few of the reasons why so many women choose to undergo breast augmentation.
The appearance of a woman’s breasts can influence how beautiful and feminine she feels. And for some women, achieving full, shapely breasts through the placement of implants boosts their self-esteem and help them feel good about their outward appearance.
Improves the Body’s Natural Proportions
Every woman has her own motivation for pursuing breast augmentation. But Dr. Khalil and other plastic surgeons often see women with abnormally small breasts who complain that their bodies aren’t proportional. For these women, placing breast implants creates balance and proportion between the bust, waist and hips.
Helps Moms Feel Like Themselves Again
Many women who lose breast volume after having children turn to breast augmentation to recapture a voluptuous bust. With breast implants, they can enjoy full, plump breasts again. Dr. Khalil often recommends having breast lift done at the same time to elevate sagging or drooping breasts higher on the chest and reposition downward-pointing nipples.
Safe, Rigorously Tested Implant Materials
Implant materials and manufacturing processes have evolved considerably over the past few decades. Saline and silicone implants are safe, strong and last for many years without issues. Implants can be placed through small incisions for barely noticeable scarring.
Breast augmentation patients are able to select the implant size, shape and type that achieves the look they want to achieve. This level of personalization lends itself to high patient satisfaction rates.
The operation to place breast implants is relatively quick, lasting one to two hours on average. Patients usually recover rapidly and can resume work within a few days and exercise within several weeks.
Feel Good In Your Own Skin
Would you feel more confident in your appearance with larger, fuller breasts? Breast augmentation may be right for you. To discuss your treatment options with our board-certified plastic surgeon, please call or email our practice today.