“My breasts have served me well. I don’t know if I’m supporting them or they’re supporting me. But of course, I’ve had them jacked up a bit. And they’re part of the persona. It always takes a bit of pressure off me.” –Dolly Parton
According to recent surveys, breast sizes have increased from 34B 20 years ago to around 34DD today! The numbers of women getting their breasts enhanced has also grown. According to the American Society for Plastic Surgery in 2015, over 290,000 breast augmentations were done in the US alone. This represents an 37% increase since 2000, which may, in part, represent the increase in bust. It’s not hard to see why there has been such a major hike in breast augmentation surgeries. Like Ms. Parton, any woman wants to look good in a new swimsuit, dress, or outfit. A big part of feeling good in your outfit is making sure “the girls” are looking their best. After all, they complete any outfit and are something many associate with status and confidence.
We reached out to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Narsete (www.tnplasticsurgery.com) to ask him his thoughts on breast augmentation. As a respected physician, Dr. Narsete has been performing breast surgeries for over 30 years. Here are the excerpts from our interview:
Q: Who is a good candidate for breast augmentation?
Dr. Narsete: Anyone who wants to look good, feel great, and fill out their outfits.
Q: We have heard that breast sizes have increased in the last 20 years, is it true?
Dr. Narsete: Yes, breast implant sizes have increased.
Q: What should someone expect in terms of results?
Dr. Narsete: The average surgery should increase cup size by 1-2 times their current size.
Q: What is the average cost?
Dr. Narsete: Different areas vary but $6,000-$7,000 is the average.
Q: Any problems with the surgery?
Dr. Narsete: Complications are rare.
Q: Gel and silicone implants seem to be all the rage of late. What are the differences between the two?
Dr. Narsete: Silicone gel implants have been redesigned to be shaped, safe, and as a result have become very popular. They tend to be more expensive, but are softer and well-shaped. Saline implants are less expensive and are easier to correct in terms of size (they are filled with water). Saline implants also look better when placed behind the muscle and gel implants are better in front of the muscle.
Q: Any advice to women interested in getting their breasts done?
Dr. Narsete: Make sure you go see a board-certified plastic surgeon (click here to check) and do a consult.
It sounds good. Really good. We did another check on Realself.com just to see what women in general think about breast augmentation and came back with a resounding 97% approval rating! It is important that you see someone who is qualified to do these procedures as there are a lot of “quacks” out there who try and pose as cosmetic surgeons. Please take the time to make sure your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (if you missed it, click here to check) and enjoy showing off the new you.
To looking fantastic,
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