Breast Augmentations: The Most Sought-After Cosmetic Surgery According to a report titled “Report of the 2010 Plastic Surgery Statistics” released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the breast augmentation procedure was the most popular amongst American cosmetic surgery patients- with breast augmentations making up 296,203 procedures out of the total 1,555,614 surgical cosmetic procedures performed in 2010, compromising nearly 20% of all 2010 cosmetic surgical procedures. Cosmetic surgery- or as it is more colloquially known, plastic surgery- in general has been getting more popular and more acceptable in American society, with breast augmentation procedures leading the way. The popularity of Breast Augmentation in Oxnard can perhaps be explained by the fact that breast augmentation and breast implant procedures are now safer and more affordable than ever, with higher standards when it comes to their capability to produce aesthetically-pleasing results. Take, for example, the recent development of the breast augmentation procedure that has come to be known as the “gummy bear” breast implant procedure, due to the nature of the breast implants used within the procedure. The “gummy bear” implant- technically known as the cohesive gel implant- pretty much resembles the structural characteristics of the popular gummy bear candy: the implant looks and feels rubbery- which more closely resembles the tactile sensation of skin and fat tissue than the silicone implant or the saline implant- and has the ability to retain its shape for long periods of time, unlike the silicone or saline implant. The fact that the gummy bear breast implant can hold its shape is very good news to breast augmentation patients and surgeons, since the retention of the shape of the implant is crucial to producing satisfying breast augmentation results. It is not surprising that the saline implant, which is essentially an implant filled with sterilized salt water, lacks the ability to remain in a certain shape; its liquid state prevents it from doing so. Silicone implants, on the other hand, are filled with a silicone gel, but because it is still more-liquid-than-solid, it also lacks the ability to remain in a certain shape- although it can retain a specific shape for longer than saline implants. If the gummy bear implant were to burst, which is a common risk for patients who have undergone breast implant procedures, the patient would be at almost no risk of any complications developing. This is due to the fact that the gummy bear implant is more-solid-than-liquid, meaning that even if cut in half, not only would no silicone leak out, but that the implant would also retain its shape. With wondrous breast implant procedures, such as the gummy bear implant, being developed these days it is no wonder that the most popular Cosmetic Surgery in Thousand Oaks is the breast augmentation procedure. If you are someone who is considering a breast augmentation procedure, there is no better time than now to contact a licensed and experienced cosmetic surgeon to learn more about breast augmentations and implants.
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