WHY WOMEN ARE STARTING THE NEW YEAR WITH BREAST ENHANCEMENT SURGERY
This New Year’s, why not do something for yourself that you know will have you feeling great for the next 365 days? Many women will be making the decision to undergo breast enhancement surgery to start 2014 with a boost in self-confidence and a positive self-image.
Most Women are Unhappy With their Current Breasts
It’s a fact. Whether they’re too small, have lost shape or volume after pregnancy or weight loss, are asymmetrical or even too big. This can often lead to a negative self-image and a lack of confidence in both one’s personal and professional life. Breast augmentation continues to be the most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States since 2006 because many women – around 300,000 a year – are doing something about it.
Breast enhancement procedures like augmentation have also been tied to an increase in self-confidence both in a woman’s personal and professional life. Why? When someone feels good about the way they look, it often translates to being more comfortable dealing with the everyday aspects of life.
Isn’t that what New Year’s resolutions are all about? Doing something to make sure you feel better during the next 365 days than you did the last?
Breast enhancement surgery has helped many women feel more confident and happy with their everyday lives. The New Year is the perfect time to start with your ideal breasts, because you have enough time to heal and look great for Valentines as well as the upcoming bikini season.
Ninety-eight percent of women undergoing breast augmentation surgery say the results met or exceeded their expectations, according to a prospective outcome study published in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Women also report improvements in self-esteem and quality of life after breast augmentation. The study adds high-quality information regarding expected outcomes after breast augmentation - including recovery time and psychological benefits.
On a 10-point scale, the women reported an average pain score during recovery of 5.9. On average, they used prescription pain medication for five days and were off work seven days. Patients felt they were "back to normal" about 25 days after surgery.
Eighty-five percent of women rated their new breast size "just right." Thirteen percent would have preferred a larger size and less than two percent a smaller size. Only one percent expressed dissatisfaction with their scars, which were usually located in the crease under the breast. Seventy-five percent of women rated their breast firmness "just right." When asked to rate the result, over half of the patients gave it a perfect 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. Almost all patients (98 percent) reported that the results met or exceeded their expectations.
Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States - approximately 286,000 operations were performed in 2012, according to ASPS statistics. The study results provide new information for women considering breast augmentation, particularly in terms of their expectations of the recovery and results. "This study is valuable in providing information from the patient's perspective, not the surgeon's," according to Dr. Swanson. "Patient satisfaction is the most important measure of surgical success."
Dr. Bishara, with offices in Mansfield and Southlake, TX- provides a wide range of cosmetic procedures to help patients look and feel their best. These procedures are designed to improve the appearance of the face and body through minimally invasive techniques that provide highly effective results. Many of these procedures can be combined in order to achieve your desired appearance. Please call our office for more information at (817) 473-2120.