Medical Advances Leave Women More Satisfied Than Ever Following Breast Augmentation
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Discusses New Statistics Released By American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
According to a new study released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), nearly 98 percent of patients who underwent breast augmentation reported that the results met or exceeded their expectations. In addition to reporting satisfaction with the final outcome, the majority of patients cited increased self-esteem, among other psychological benefits.
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Bradley Calobrace of the Calobrace & Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery Center explains that the vast options women have to choose from regarding the procedure coupled with large technological advances in medicine allow surgeons to achieve the best results and please their patients. "There is no 'one-size-fits-all' when it comes to implants," says Dr. Calobrace. "While one patient may prefer the firmer feel that comes with a silicone implant, another may opt for a slight enhancement via a saline implant. Ultimately patient satisfaction is the most important measure of surgical success."
Dr. Calobrace adds that shaped implants, such as the playfully coined "gummy bear implant" is the latest choice women have in determining their best implant match. "The gummy bear implants offer unique advantages to saline implants as well as other silicone implants, and will give patients a more natural option," notes Dr. Calobrace.