The Present And Future Of Breast Enhancement

Here is my latest article in the Huffington Post:

The statistics are in.  2012 is officially the year of the silicone breast implant.

Every year the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) publishes annual cosmetic surgery statistics from the year before.  The numbers released on Tuesday, March 12th reveal that breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States.  In 2012, 0ver 330,000 women underwent this procedure.  Of these patients, 72% chose silicone gel breast implants and 28% selected saline-filled implants.  The number of women choosing silicone has skyrocketed since the FDA lifted the moratorium on these implants in November, 2006.

So what will 2013 bring?

This February the FDA approved the Allergan 410 form-stable, shaped breast implant for general cosmetic use.  This implant, also known as the “Gummy Bear Implant,” is considered by many plastic surgeons to be superior due to its firm composition.  It literally feels like a gummy bear.  Plastic surgeons and patients have been waiting over ten years for this implant to be approved.  I suspect that the number of women undergoing surgery with these implants will boom in 2013.

What else is on the horizon?

To read the rest of the article, visit Huffington Post HERE.

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