Almost all women have some degree of asymmetrical breasts, but some women have a significant unevenness in breast shape and size; this can be corrected with a breast augmentation or breast reduction procedure. Breast symmetry procedures are performed to restore or reduce the volume or amount of tissues in the breast so that the breasts appear more balanced and the woman can feel more comfortable with her appearance.
Breast reconstruction is different for one individual to another. It is very important to understand the expectation of this procedure and the realistic goals for restoring your image. It is important that you feel ready for the emotional adjustment involved in breast reconstruction. It may take some time to accept the results of breast reconstruction surgery.
The latest statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) tell us that breast augmentation is the second most popular type of plastic surgery, right behind liposuction. In 2011, 31 percent of all breast augmentation procedures were performed using saline implants while 69 percent were performed with silicone implants. Silicone implants have become widely accepted around the globe, and a newer version – coined ‘gummy bear’ implants – is an emerging trend.
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