29 Sep Trends in Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation has been one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries for several years. It’s one of the most requested procedures at John Park MD Plastic Surgery, but just like with any treatment, there have also been subtle trends updates in recent years.
Breast augmentation increases the size of the breasts, and with the procedure increasing in popularity by 30 percent since 2000, it’s clear larger breasts will always be in fashion. However, women are now requesting more C and full-sized B cups rather than DD cups. Subtle changes are just one of the trends in breast augmentation.
Gummy Bear Implants
We’re in the midst of a “gummy bear” revolution, with the newest type of silicone technology in high demand. The gummy bear material has been available for 30 years but is relatively new in the US. This silicone has more crosslinking than other types of silicone, allowing it to better hold its shape and minimize rippling and wrinkling. It also allows for more volume near the cleavage. Gummy bear implants are also safer because, in the very rare chance that there was leakage, the gel remains contained.
Breast Augmentation Has A Faster Recovery Period Than Ever Before
Today’s breast augmentation procedures also offer a faster recovery than those of years’ past. Under-the-muscle breast augmentation is relatively minimally invasive, not requiring an extended recovery period. A skilled surgeon can make a “breast pocket” with amazing precision for implants, which drastically reduces inflammation and bruising post-procedure. Plus, under-the-muscle implants are often considered more natural-looking, especially with gel implants. A lot of patients say they don’t need prescription painkillers with under-the-muscle implants or report that they don’t use them as much.
Many women who opted for breast implants in the past are now “swapping” them for smaller sized implants and/or gummy bear implants. Women still want and deserve beautiful breasts, but today’s trends lean more towards the natural-looking aesthetic.
Schedule Your Breast Augmentation Consultation Today
If you’ve been thinking about breast implants or changing the size of your implants, now is the time to make your move. Call John Park MD Plastic Surgery at (949) 777-6883 to schedule your breast augmentation consultation today.