In New Jersey and seemingly around the rest of the country, breast augmentation continues to become more and more popular. For the past few years, breast augmentation has been the most popular cosmetic surgery in the U.S. In 2017, over 300,000 American women opted to augment their breasts. That was up three percent from 2016. The same is true with Dr. Hetzler’s patients, who have found this to be a rewarding procedure.
If you’ve been considering breast augmentation with Dr. Hetzler, here are five statistics you may be interested in.
#1 Extremely high satisfaction rates
Women who have had breast augmentation are routinely surveyed in the months and years afterwards. They report incredibly high rates of satisfaction. A recent survey from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that 98 percent of women felt their augmentation either met or exceeded their expectations. Over 90 percent of the women also said they felt the procedure increased their self-esteem.
#2 Easy recovery
Breast augmentation surgery does not involve a difficult recovery. Most women are able to return to work after just a few days of recovery. The pain is not acute. Many of our patients equate the soreness to that from a rigorous upper body workout.
#3 Implants have proven to be safe
Before any implants were initially approved the FDA studied them extensively. Later, in the 80s, when there was some concern about silicone and safety, the FDA conducted another, even more rigorous, study and found no link between health issues and silicone breast implants. Plus, modern silicone gel is now very cohesive, meaning it usually adheres to itself and doesn’t leak out into the breast pocket if the implant ruptures.
Implant durability is continuing to improve. Although most implants will need to be replaced at least once in a patient’s life, there is no specific timeline. Manufacturers guarantee their implants for at least 10 years, and many patients have implants that can last double that time. Plus, replacing implants is not difficult as Dr. Hetzler can simply enter through the same original incisions to remove the old implants and place the new ones.
#5 Variety of options
There are a variety of implants available from different manufacturers. These vary by the size, the shape, and the projection. This allows patients to choose an option that fits their goals, rather than adapting to a one-size-fits-all approach.
Are you interested in a new figure for our summer beach season? Call Dr. Hetzler at (732) 219-0447 to schedule a consultation for breast augmentation.