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Why Breast Enhancement Is Still One Of The Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures

December 18, 2017
January 28, 2024

International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that over a million cosmetic and aesthetic procedures were conducted in 2015.

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Over a million cosmetic and aesthetic procedures were conducted in 2015. This is according to a recent study published by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a premier global organization for board-certified plastic surgeons.

The survey revealed that breast augmentation continues to be the most popular cosmetic procedure among women, with a 10.4 percent increase from 2014. In 2015, there were 1,488,992 breast augmentation procedures done, compared to 2014, where there were only 1,348,197 procedures.

Why Do Women Opt For Breast Enhancement?

The numbers above reveal that more women are still opting for breast augmentation procedures. While there is still an ongoing debate about the pressures of a woman conforming to society with regard to plastic surgery, a modern woman’s mindset is that simply put, if it makes her feel good about herself and if she can do it, she will.

Take for example, a news story that came out in November this year. Two women from Raleigh in the United States found that breast reconstruction was vital to their recovery after learning they had breast cancer. Long-term survival for these women meant a mastectomy – the surgical removal of the affected breast, which reduces future cancer risk by removing the healthy breast as well.

One of the women met up with a plastic surgeon and her cancer surgeon before her surgery to plan out the breast reconstruction after the mastectomy. By June, the patient finished her chemotherapy and she looked forward to having permanent implants put in by end of October. Indeed, reconstructive surgery brought these women hope – and healed invisible and visible scars brought about by breast cancer.

The Benefits Of Breast Enhancement

Undoubtedly, the women affected by breast cancer and beat it successfully saw an improvement in their outlook in life. While breast enhancement procedures are a major step for many women, the results offered are positive.

The benefits of breast enhancement impact both the emotional and physical aspects of a woman’s life. For emotional benefits, studies reveal that the benefits of breast implants include a boost in self-esteem, body image, and sexual satisfaction. Meanwhile, physical benefits include larger and fuller breasts, breast lift and symmetry, dealing with breast changes that occur after weight loss or childbirth, and reconstruction, especially after the removal of the breasts due to breast cancer.

These benefits are dependent on the person getting a breast enhancement procedure. People who undergo such a surgery usually get it for a specific reason – and often leave with the desired results.

What are the risks associated with breast or saline implants? 

Breast implants carry the risk of rupture and leakage, meaning the implant inserts must be changed over time. They are not a permanent solution; many will likely undergo surgery later to remove the inserts or put in new ones. And while both silicone and saline are considered safe for the body, they are still not as safe as your own body fat.

Your breasts may also look and feel unnatural with implants and risk rippling. There's also a risk of capsular contracture. Scar tissue thickens around the implants, resulting in implant hardening and distortion.

Breast implant illness (BII)

Insider reported that thousands of women say their breast implants made them sick with rashes, chronic pain, hair loss, and inflammation. They call this condition "breast implant illness." Doctors are studying the possible link between breast implants and rheumatologic conditions. Some women have moved to get their implants removed and say they notice a marked improvement in their health. But many women can't afford the removal procedure."

Those with implants may also suffer from Breast Implant Illness. Symptoms, according to Breastcancer.org, can include:

• joint and muscle pain

• chronic fatigue

• memory and concentration problems

• breathing problems

• sleep disturbance

• rashes and skin problems

• dry mouth and dry eyes

• anxiety

• depression

• headaches

• hair loss

• gastrointestinal problems

A Safer Way To Enhance Breasts: ADR-C Breast Enhancement

For a long time, methods to increase the appearance of one’s breasts relied on breast or saline implants, which can come with risks, among which are: the leakage of a saline-filled breast implant called deflation; and a tear or a hole in the implant’s outer shell.

However, today there is a safer way: Enhancing breasts through fat grafting. ADR-C Breast Enhancement works by getting unwanted fat from your body, such as the abdomen, tummy, or thighs, and involves two steps – harvesting and injection. Excess fats are acquired through liposuction and then purified to maintain the integrity of fat cells. These will be reinjected and injected into the breast area. This method offers no risks – ruptures, leaks, or shifts – usually associated with implants. In addition, recovery time is quicker than standard breast implant surgery.

The Bottom Line

Getting a breast enhancement procedure is a major step, especially for women needing a boost in self-confidence and overall quality of life. Cosmetic surgery should never be done for other people but for oneself. If a friend or loved one chooses to undergo a breast enhancement procedure, offer support and respect for the patient’s decision.


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