Trends have existed in every sector of life for many, many years. We often like to watch them come and go or reminisce about the trends we regret following. A trend that your plastic surgeon never wants you to regret is having some type of breast enhancement. Fortunately, surgeries that reduce or enlarge the size of the breasts, that lift and reshape them, tend to be in style pretty much all the time. Here, we discuss why that may be.
- Breast surgery recovery is simple. People who schedule plastic surgery typically need to schedule no more than a couple of weeks off most normal activities. After breast enhancement, many patients are ready to return to work after about one week. This doesn’t mean all normal activities can be resumed that quickly. Some, like strenuous exercise, need to wait about 6 weeks. However, breast surgeries typically incur minimal activity restrictions and a short period of nothing but rest and relaxation.
- Breast surgery is safe. Statistics indicate that breast procedures have very few risks of complications. This is because surgical techniques have improved, as have medical devices like breast implants. Today, patients may choose silicone breast implants that are cohesive and unlikely to leak silicone into surrounding tissues in the event of a rupture.
- Natural-looking results. As trends have existed in fashion and beauty, they have also been seen in the area of breast enhancement. In particular, we went through a brief period several years ago during which women sought overtly large breast augmentation. Since then, many of those who had followed that trend have had their breast implants either removed or exchanged for smaller sizes. This is one of the benefits of breast enhancement, that a surgeon can customize size, shape, and projection to perfectly complement each patient’s body frame.