Since the mid 80s, the world has seen a dramatic increase in the prevalence of plastic surgery. It is no longer a shock for most people to hear that someone had breast augmentation or another cosmetic surgery procedure.
Since the mid 80s, the world has seen a dramatic increase in the prevalence of plastic surgery. It is no longer a shock for most people to hear that someone had breast augmentation or another cosmetic surgery procedure. For patients whose lives have been turned around after their procedures, plastic surgery is often an opportunity to improve self-confidence.
Those who feel that the size of their breasts is inadequate often experience problems with self-esteem and poor body image. Breast augmentation and plastic surgery is not a miracle cure, but it can be instrumental in removing a number of the barriers that prevent patients from feeling confident in their own skin. To these patients a cosmetic procedure feels like more than an alteration of a small flaw, it feels like an opportunity at a better life.
In 2011 breast augmentation was one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States. Women often regard the breasts as a sign of their own femininity. As the media continues to use the idealized female body as a means to market everything from clothing to food, it is difficult for many women to have a healthy self-image if they do not fit into that mold. The number of push up bras and pads sold each year bring in enough profit to feed a small army or a small country. More than one-fifth of all cosmetic surgeries performed each year are breast augmentations.
In Los Angeles, one of the largest consumers of cosmetic surgery, breast augmentation is the most common procedure performed. Due to the increase in demand for plastic surgery the number of providers has grown as well and there seems to be plenty of providers ready to offer the newest cosmetic surgery techniques. This growth in the demand for breast augmentation and other plastic surgeries has also been seen in smaller surrounding cities such as Redondo Beach and Torrance. Providers in these smaller cities often offer exactly the same procedures offered in the larger cities and the same quality of service. This has only served to make cosmetic surgery all the more acceptable in modern society.
If you are considering a cosmetic surgery procedure, and live in a smaller city like Redondo Beach, you should know that many of the providers that work in places like Beverly Hills also maintain smaller practices in their local areas and you should seriously consider obtaining your surgery locally. You may be able to save yourself the hassle of traveling to the same provider at another location for the same procedure. It is best to think carefully before deciding on a breast augmentation or any other procedure. Contact an American Board Certified Plastic Surgeon today for a consultation and more information.