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breast augmentationReasonable is trending when it comes to breast augmentation. Consider a recent article for the Cosmetic Surgery Times titled “Natural vs obvious breast augmentation.”

Lisette Hilton of the Cosmetic Surgery Times writes, “Early last year ABC News reported that breast augmentation patients are likely to forgo big implants, instead opting for about a cup size increase in breast size in their story: ‘Breast augmentation: smaller implants becoming a bigger trend.’ Leading this ‘trend’ are celebrities Victoria Beckham, Heidi Montag, Pamela Anderson and Tamra Barney, who have had surgeries to reduce their implant size or to remove the implants completely, according to the report. On the other hand, news from the November 2015 Festival of Social Science, run by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which funds research on social and economic questions, suggests the ‘fake’ breast look, more commonly associated with breast augmentation, is becoming increasingly appealing to American women. Yes, you read that right. The study authors attribute this phenomenon to women wanting to connect to celebrity culture and defy the aging process.”

ATTN also takes a look at this in a recent article titled “The Quiet Change in Breast Implants That You Didn’t Notice.” Corrie Shenigo of ATTN writes, “‘Surgeons are seeing a definite shift in the look many women are asking for, away from the very round, prominent ‘stripper boob’ toward something more in keeping with their natural shape,’ Dr. Daniel Mills, president-elect of ASAPS, said in a recent Health.com interview. ‘We seem to be moving away from the ‘bigger is better’ attitude.’ While breast augmentation has shown a recent 1 percent decrease in numbers, boobs are still way ahead in the surgical popularity game. Breast implants remain the number one most requested surgical procedure for women aged 19-34, and the number 2 most requested surgical procedure for women in all other age brackets. According to the latest statistical report from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), over 280,000 women opted to have their breasts augmented in 2014 — not including the 130,000 plus women who opted to lift their breasts without adding size. Noted data journalist Mona Chalabi estimated that roughly 4 percent of women in America — one in every 26 — has breast implants, making breast augmentation a billion dollar industry in 2014 alone.”

If you are considering breast augmentation, you need a trusted, revered surgeon. Rex E. Moulton-Barrett, M.D. is internationally known and recognized. He is board certified with The American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Moulton-Barrett uses minimally invasive procedures during breast implant surgery. Generally, silicone implants are a good option for patients that have thinner chest walls or patients that are otherwise at higher risk for rippling post surgery. This rippling is most noticeable in the lateral and lower breast poles. You should consult with your surgeon to learn more about the individualized benefits of saline implants, silicone implants, and Sientra “gummy bear” implant in addition to advanced methods of breast augmentation that decrease risk of scarring.

If you’re considering breast augmentation, contact us for a consultation.