Breast implants were traditionally big, round and firm in the early days of breast augmentation. This was fine – if that was the look you were going for. If you wanted a more “natural” appearance, however, it was less than ideal. Thankfully, today’s breast implants can be better chosen to match the natural contours of your body. We also realize bigger is not always better in every case of breast augmentation. Today, more women are opting for smaller, more natural-looking breast implants. Even those with large implants are going down a cup size or two. There are a few factors that have sparked the change in breast surgery trends, including new options, improved surgical techniques, and patient expectations.

Changing Options in Breast Surgery Trends

As options for breast enhancement have expanded, so, too, have women’s desires. Many are choosing to enhance their bust by a single cup size. B and C cups have now replaced D and DD cups as the most commonly requested implants. This trend is likely associated with the fact that more women are considering the long-term effects of breast augmentation. Overly large breasts can become a strain on the body as women age or become pregnant. It is often more practical to begin augmentation with smaller implants. You have one chance to have your first breast surgery. Alternatives to traditional implants, such as a fat transfer in patients wanting a small change, are also gaining popularity as they provide a more natural appearance.

Breast Surgery Popularity

Over 305,000 women in the U.S. underwent breast augmentation in 2015, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. This makes the procedure one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgeries. While most women seeking breast enhancement wish to achieve balance between their upper and lower bodies, some patients still prefer the rounder, fuller look. Many doctors in this instance will recommend the patient try out the new size with a sizer bra that contains sizer implants. This will give them an idea of how the larger implants will impact their look, wardrobe and daily activities.

Looking for Breast Surgery in Las Vegas?

Whether you’re thinking about breast enhancement for the first time or you’re considering a breast augmentation revision on a previous procedure, Dr. Michael Edwards and Dr. Terry Higgins can help you design the body you want. Call the office of Plastic Surgery Associates at 702-822-2100 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Edwards and Dr. Higgins today.