Many people choose to have cosmetic surgery to improve their appearance and build confidence. This includes cosmetic procedures such as breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, liposuction, and tummy tucks.
Some of the Cosmetic Procedures Performed in 2015
The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons reported that more than 103,000 women had breast reduction surgery during this year. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, this procedure is performed to create breasts that are more proportionate with body size. Given that overly large breasts can cause back pain, affect posture, and cause other issues, this procedure is intended to alleviate these issues.
After having mastectomies, approximately 106,000 breast cancer patients chose to have reconstructive surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons states that while this procedure is usually performed in stages, the reconstructive process can begin as soon as the mastectomy is completed. This procedure can also be delayed until a later time. Breast reconstruction is also used following a lumpectomy or to address congenital deformities.
Some of the Cosmetic Procedures Performed in 2016
Within the 20 to 29 year age group, breast augmentation was the most popular type of cosmetic procedure. There were 290,467 breast augmentations performed during this year. Liposuction was the second most popular cosmetic surgical procedure, and 235,237 of these were performed. Tummy tucks came in third with 127,633 procedures performed.
It’s important to note that the American Society of Plastic Surgeons indicates that while liposuction can remove excess fat deposits, it’s not effective with removing cellulite. Furthermore, it is not intended to treat obesity.
The Popularity of Breast Augmentation
While other types of cosmetic surgery are popular, it’s clear that breast augmentation is a desired procedure. Over the past 20 years, the demand for breast augmentation has nearly tripled.
Given advancements in cosmetic surgical procedures, patients usually just need to take a short time off of work to recuperate. This is typically 5 to 7 days for both breast augmentations and reductions.
Most patients report improved self-esteem following breast augmentation surgery, according to a study that was presented at a 2008 American Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting. The results showed that 91% of the patients experienced an increase in their self-esteem.