Breast Augmentation

Why Breast Augmentation Topped the Popularity Charts Again in 2019

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As time goes by, beauty standards evolve, and the popularity of cosmetic procedures changes with them. While things like Brazilian butt lifts and lip injections haven’t always been widely sought after, breast augmentation has been in-demand ever since it went wide-scale. As such, it is no surprise that this procedure once again topped the popularity charts in 2019.

A Long Time at the Top

Millions of women have benefited from breast implants since they became mainstream in the 1960s.

Breast augmentation is one of the oldest forms of plastic surgery, having first been performed in the 1800s to correct asymmetry. However, it didn’t really take off until the first silicone breast implant hit the market in the 1960s. Since then, it has consistently ranked in the top three cosmetic surgeries every year. It is estimated that more than 300,000 breast augmentations were performed in the U.S. alone.

Breast Surgeries Dominated 2019

For several years now, society has been more focused on the buttocks for enhancement, but based on trends in 2019, the tide might be turning — at least a bit. Breast augmentation was the most researched plastic surgery in 2019, but it was not the only breast-centric procedure to make the top 20. Breast lifts, reductions and fat transfers also made the list, as well as breast implant removal and revision.

Why Breast Augmentation Remains at the Top

There is no single reason why patients choose to get breast implants. Every person is unique, and so are their motivations. As such, why breast augmentation is consistently at the top of the charts comes down to many factors.

Enhance Contours

A big reason why individuals get breast augmentation is that it is a surgery that offers dramatic results. Many women can feel self-conscious about the size of their breasts. Sometimes feeling as though their breast don’t match their body proportions. Breast implants can provide natural enhancement of the breast contours and give women a more feminine figure and an added boost of self-confidence.

Restore Pre-Baby Breast Volume

Another motivation for getting breast implants is reclaiming yourself after childbirth and breastfeeding. Many women experience a loss of volume after having children, and breast augmentation can help them feel more like themselves.

Correct Breast Issues

Then there is the fact that breast implants are often used in reconstructive and gender confirmation surgery. For these women, getting the surgery is about regaining a sense of who they are or becoming the person they know themselves to be.

Ultimately, every client who chooses breast implants is doing so because the benefits of breast augmentation appeal to them, whether it is the added volume, the chance to address asymmetry or the ability to correct changes in their body that they are unhappy with.


Why Breast Augmentation Topped the Popularity Charts Again in 2019
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Why Breast Augmentation Topped the Popularity Charts Again in 2019
Dr. Francesco Campanile of Campanile Plastic Surgery in Denver, CO looks at the reasons why so many people get breast augmentation.
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