Americans' fascination with breasts dates back long before Pamela Anderson and the bombshells of today. We refer to them by different names such as boobs, tatas, jugs, hooters, putting emphasis on questions like are they too small or too big; are they real or fake; am I showing too much or not enough?
Every year Americans spend millions of dollars on breast enhancements, from push-up bras to surgery. Click the image below and read humorous fun facts exploring our culture's fascination with breasts.
Among all breast implant surgeries performed in the United States, 38% occur in the Western States, with Salt Lake City leading the nation in breast implant popularity.
On average, 90,500 people search for “breast augmentation” each month.
In 2010, 62% of all breast augmentation procedures were silicone implants, while the remaining 38% of augmentations were completed with saline implants.
Considered more natural to the touch, silicone implants are still the most popular form of breast implant.
In March 2012, new type of silicone implant, cohesive gel, form-stable implants were dubbed “Gummy Bear Implants” because when cut in half they retain their shape, much like the popular candy.
Why is our culture so captivated by this particular part of the female form?