The most popular form of cosmetic surgery has for decades been breast augmentation. More than 300,000 women will get breast implants this year, nearly a 40% increase since 2000 and still rising steadily.

Widespread satisfaction is the source of this widespread acceptance. The benefits women are experiencing when they choose breast augmentation are as real as can be. What gets enhanced, in so many cases, is self-image and self-confidence. The fullness, profile. and projection of the breasts, and the better balance between the breasts and the hip contour, are just a means to that end – an improved sense of well-being.

Experience and Improvement

Just as real as that sense of well-being is the improvement we have seen in implant materials and procedures. One result of this improvement is that, today, the options are wider than ever before in selecting a type of implant. That’s not all. The massive experience surgeons have acquired during recent years has helped smooth the way to patient satisfaction.

Not considered vain or self-centered, much less for the rich and famous only, breast augmentation is viewed more and more as a reasonable choice that improves the way many women feel relating to the world around them. With so many women feeling free to choose breast augmentation, it might be seen increasingly as a natural choice.

The aesthetics of the result are more natural looking today, too. Implant materials and techniques now aim to satisfy women who seek to experience quiet satisfaction and gentle appreciation.

Measurable Satisfaction

An important research study showed improvements of 21 to 25 points on a widely used measurement of self-esteem among women who had breast augmentation. The same study found an increase in sexual desire of more than 78%. So, the improvements that can come from breast augmentation are very personal for a woman, but nevertheless quite real.

Many of the breakthroughs in technique for breast augmentation came from helping women who had faced breast cancer and wanted reconstructive surgery. Surely there’s no more compassionate instance than that, and it is fitting that the dialog between reconstructive and cosmetic help continues. They both have in common the sense a woman seeks for wholeness and confidence.

Just knowing that excellent reconstructive options exist today helps many women make tough decisions when they have to do so, and in this sense, too, we can be grateful such options have been developed and perfected.

A Talk About Choices

When a woman considers breast augmentation, it’s important to find an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who has command of equal parts surgical skill and artistic sensibility. Even further, the best choice is one who inspires confidence, so that feeling of well-being can begin even before the procedure.

It is a privilege to take part in that conversation that leads to a woman’s decision, and we would suggest that one of the best ways to know that you are in good hands is from the feeling you have when this talk takes place.