Should I Have Breast Implant Surgery?
If you are one of the millions of women who are dissatisfied with the size, shape and/or proportion of their breasts, deciding to get breast implants is an important personal decision. Detroit area board certified plastic surgeon Doctor Ali has helped thousands of women decide if breast implants are right for them, by carefully explain the pros and cons.
In this article we give you some general information to help you make an informed choice. However, since every women is different, Dr. Ali offers a breast implant consultation to help you decide if breast implants are a good option for you.
Benefits Associated With Breast Implants
According to recent studies and reports, the vast majority of women who have undergone breast implant surgery have reported very high levels of satisfaction with their body image and the shape, feel, and size of their implants.
In his Detroit plastic surgery practice, Doctor Ali prefers a type of breast implants called MemoryShape™ Breast Implants. In a Core Study conducted by Mentor, the maker of the MemoryShape™ Breast Implants, 97% of the 373 primary breast augmentation patients who answered a patient satisfaction survey indicated they would make the same decision to have the breast implant surgery.
Breast augmentation has continued to be among the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the US for almost two decades. In fact, last year breast augmentation was the most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the U.S. for more than a decade.
2016 statistics showed a 4 percent increase in breast augmentations over 2015. And, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 290,467 patients had breast implant surgery in 2017.
Plastic surgeons believe that the reason for this increase in breast implants is threefold:
#1. New technologies in breast implants have made them safer than ever
#2. The cost of breast implant surgery has become more affordable in recent years
#3. Celebrities & social media have removed the stigma from breast implant surgery
Age and Breast Implants
The FDA does not recommend breast implants for patients under 18, and board-certified plastic surgeons won’t perform breast augmentations on women under 22 since breast tissue isn’t considered fully developed until that time.
But women in good health of all ages of 22 and beyond can enjoy the benefits of breast implant surgery. In fact, approximately 7,000 women over the age of 55 get breast implants every year.
Whether breast augmentation is right for you depends on your overall general health, underlying medical conditions, lifestyle, emotional state, body type, breast size/ shape before surgery, as well as your appearance goals after surgery.
Top Detroit Breast Implant Surgeon
The vast majority of women who choose to get breast implants say that their augmented breast(s) help them feel more self-confident, feel better about their bodies, and/or give them a greater feeling of well-being.
Detroit area board certified plastic surgeon Doctor Ali offers a breast implant consultation to help you learn about your options and decide if breast implants are a good option for you.