Large breasts are no longer the most sought-after change for plastic surgery patients. Instead, many candidates are interested in more subtle enhancements, such asslight augmentations or smaller implants.
The move toward smaller breasts is being attributed to a range of causes, including fashion, changes in celebrity style, social mediaand a move toward a more natural representation of the body.
"Breast augmentation was the number one plastic surgery procedure performed in 2014."
According to statistics compiled in an American Society of Plastic SurgeonsReport, breast augmentation was the number one plastic surgery procedure performed in 2014, with over 200,000 surgeries.
Although larger implants used to be a popular choice, especially during the 90s and early 2000s, women are now seekingsmaller breast augmentations. A breast augmentation, also known as a mammoplasty, is a procedure performed to accentuate the size and shape of the breasts.
This procedure enhances the overall shape of the body, making the breasts bigger or smaller depending on patient desires. This surgery can also equalize different-sized breasts and improve symmetry.
Augmentations can also be performed on women who have undergone mastectomy procedures and would like to reshape the breasts again.
Dr. Anthony Taglienti of Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists specializes in breast cosmetic surgery and reconstruction. Familiar with a wide array of surgeries, Dr. Taglienti is also experienced in a range of novel breast reconstruction techniques.
The procedure begins with a small incision to insert the implant, often completed in a location that can be easily hidden afterward. Breast tissues are then divided to create a pocket-like effect, and the implant is inserted underneath the chest wall muscle or breast gland. The ideal type of implant, size and shape will vary from patient to patient.
Surgery lasts anywhere between one and three hours. Afterwards, plenty of rest and limited movement is essential.
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