Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The numbers are in for most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in 2012, and breast augmentation has topped the charts!
The Wall Street Journal covered the news in a recent story, Once Banned, Silicone Breast Implants Make A Comeback.
The WSJ is of course talking about the USA market, which banned silicone implants for years amid safety concerns that mostly had to do with leaking implants and patient health.
But the rest of the world has been continuing to buy silicone implants, with saline rarely an option anywhere else.
People often ask me if I think silicone breast implants are safe. The answer is truly different for every woman, and depends on her comfort level with the idea of silicone.
I personally chose saline implants when I made the decision years ago because peace of mind was important to me. I also liked the saline had a lower incidence rate of capsular contracture, the most common potential complication of breast augmentation that results in hardened breasts.
Yet silicone continues to evolve, and today's offerings are better than ever before. The safety, feel, and potential lifetime of the implants have all vastly improved - and the next time I have to make the choice, I may consider silicone!
If you're still trying to decide between silicone and saline, be sure to read Chapter 4 of my eBook, The Boob Job Bible: How To Get A Safe, Sexy Breast Augmentation. I make the choice simple, and dependent on the things that are most important to YOU.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Here's an opportunity to let a breast augmentation implant manufacturer know what YOU think. Sientra has asked me to post the below info and questions about their brand new anatomical (also known as "teardrop") implant offering in the USA.
Please answer the questions in bold below in the comments section to have this brand take your thoughts and questions into consideration as they work on creating breast augmentation products that better serve the public's needs.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Have you ever wondered how breast augmentation evolved?
Read on below to find out, in this insightful guest post contributed by The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in the UK.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
|Click here for full survey from RealSelf.com|
- Women paid an average of $6,600 for breast augmentation and $10,000 for breast lift.
- 61 percent of respondents said they had more sex after undergoing breast augmentation, compared with just seven percent who said they have less sex since getting the procedure.
- 70 percent said their sex life satisfaction improved after getting breast implants.
- On a scale of one to 10, 28 percent of women with breast implants said their sex life improved by more than four points.
- 85 percent of women said their breast augmentation was worth it - meaning 8.5 out of 10 patients would do it again if they could. For breast lift, 82 percent of women said it was worth it.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Well, there you have it - a map put out by German newspaper Bild that purports to show the average breast cup size by country.
So where will you find the largest breasts in the world? Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway all weigh in at an average "greater than D cup" - though the United States, Venezuela and Columbia all factor close behind, with average D cups.
Meanwhile, the most petite bustlines can be found in Africa and Eastern Asia.
While this likely isn't the most scientific map (we don't know if they factored breast augmentations into the average size, though by the looks of it, my guess is they did), it does help give you an idea of which cultures may influence the desire to have a certain breast cup size.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Hello My Beautiful Readers!
Today, I'm happy to share a guest post from Your Guide To Plastic Surgery, who will share some insightful lessons we can glean from the world of celebrity breast augmentations.
Blake Lively has the best breast implants in Hollywood! She benefits from having an already stunning figure that is lean and healthy, so subtly increasing her bust size has only made her more attractive. Her implants can be seen in this photo. Her breasts were already big enough to sufficiently conceal the implants, which are likely made out of silicone. They look large and full but do not sag when Blake is not wearing a bra. Like many actresses, one of her reasons for having plastic surgery was wanting to look better in clothes. Blake now fills out her tops more so than she did before the surgery.
Blake and Gwen are also stellar examples of tasteful rhinoplasty. They both started out with rather large, indelicate noses that have since been smoothed and refined. They exercised good judgment in leaving their noses big rather than having them reduced down to entirely different shapes. They modified their looks without disrupting the natural, graceful geometry of their faces.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
I'm excited to share a guest post today by Hilary Heath of Sturdy Girl Sports, who is going to tell us her own breast augmentation story, and explain how sports bra support needs change after having a boob job.
And all of you active women out there - from runners, to yogis to dancers and exercise enthusiasts - you'll want to check out Hilary's line of Sturdy Girl sports bras and athletic wear, which allow you to continue your favorite high-impact work outs after your breast augmentation, without having to think about (or feel!) your new additions.
Hilary's Breast Augmentation Story
The Difference Between Natural and Augmented Breasts
- Augmented breasts need higher support than natural breasts because the dense nonchanging implants put undue strain on the body’s supportive ligaments. The bigger the implants, the bigger the strain, and potential for sagging or slippage from the breast pocket.
- Augmented breasts can have more nipple protrusion than natural breasts, so a sports bra that offers full coverage in the nipple area will likely make you feel most comfortable.
- Augmented breasts are often disproportionate to the rest of a women’s body, making it difficult to wear a bra sized small, medium, large. Your sports bra should securely support your breasts, and snuggly fit the width of your torso.