Ever found yourself wondering what cosmetic surgery is the most popular?
If you guessed breast augmentation, you’re right: Since 2006, breast augmentation has continued to be the #1 most popular cosmetic surgery, with more than a quarter million surgeries performed each year.
Let’s take a look at 5 reasons why breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery in 2019.
1. It has a high patient satisfaction rating.
Breast augmentation surgery continues to have a sky-high patient satisfaction rating, making it one of the most popular surgical procedures in 2019. In an older study from 2013, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found that a whopping 98% of women were pleased with the results of their breast augmentation procedure, making it the top plastic surgery option for women in the county.
2. Surgery and recovery are faster than ever.
The breast augmentation surgery and recovery process is surprisingly fast; it’s performed as an outpatient procedure, and most candidates are ready to return back to work after a week of rest. In some rare cases, some patients may need to take two weeks off of work if they work in a manual role.
3. Implants look more natural than ever before.
The baseball-shaped implants of the 90s are long gone; in their place are breast implants that closely recall the shape of a real woman’s breast. Most implants have a teardrop shape and are designed to be more flexible, thus replicating the feel of a natural breast.
4. Implants last longer.
While the life of an implant is largely determined by the manufacturer, in general, patients can expect their breast implants to be warrantied for five or even ten years.
5. Breast augmentation has a safe track record.
Breast augmentation is safer than ever, thanks in large part to safer and more effective breast implants. While capsular contracture can still occur, most patients can expect to enjoy the results of their breast augmentation surgery for years to come.