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DR. MATT BINDEWALD
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COSMETIC SURGERY: BREAST AUGMENTATION
How many people have breast implants? In 2015, there were 279,143 breast augmentation procedures performed in the U.S., an increase of 31% over volumes in the year 2000
Breast augmentation surgery is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States. In fact, nearly 4% of all adult American women have undergone this plastic surgery procedure. During this procedure, the shape and size of the breasts are enhanced. The majority of augmentations are performed through the insertion of saline or silicone breast implants, but many patients now also seek enhancement through the transfer of fat from other parts of their body. Breast augmentation gives women full, firm, well-proportioned breasts.
Why do women get breast implants?
There are many valid reasons for considering breast augmentation. The most common reasons women consider this type of cosmetic surgery include:
"Do you prefer a specific type of breast implant for augmentation surgeries?"
Dr. Bindewald's Surgical Philosophy
"When it comes to choosing an implant, ultimately I respect the desires of the patient. Personally, I prefer silicone implants given their more natural consistency. They also have less rippling than saline implants, which can be a factor in thinner women. I am also a fan of the form-stable highly cohesive gel implants, often referred to as “gummy bear” implants, in that I feel they have a more natural appearing profile. However, the gummy bear implants have a more firm consistency that some women may not like. Saline implants are still an option, particularly if you do not want to undergo the periodic follow up breast MRI's that are recommended with silicone implants. There are a lot of different choices to make regarding breast augmentation and it is important to have a thorough conversation with your surgeon in order to arrive at the right procedure and implants for you."
YOUR BREAST AUGMENTATION QUESTIONS...ANSWERED
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in The Science & Art of Reconstructing the Human Body: May 2016
How can I calculate my desired cup size?
Start by calculating your current "correct" bra size.
Take a flexible cloth tape measure and measure the circumference of your chests right at your nipple line. Write down this number (A). Then measure the circumference of your chest just underneath your breasts, where your bra strap typically sits. Remember to keep the tape measure level all the way around. Read more.
...yields powerful results.
Dr. Bindewald performs both primary breast augmentation and secondary augmentation surgeries and performs implants with saline, silicone and fat transfer. Patients love his calm demeanor and thorough explanations; if you have questions about a breast augmentation or any plastic surgery operation, schedule a consultation today.
What is the average bra size of a woman in America?
Believe it or not, the average bra size in America today is a 34DD (2013). Sound bigger than you thought? It is. Just 20 years ago the average size was only a 34B. The increase in size can be attributed to several factors including the popularity of breast enhancement surgery, a rising obesity rate, and even more accurate bra sizing (Fusion).
How many cc's is right for my breast implants?
1 cc = 1 ml, so try this quick tip on for size:
Grab a clear measuring cup from the kitchen, and fill it to 350 ml. Pour the water into a plastic baggie and seal tight. Do the same for 400 ml, 425 ml, 450 ml, and 500 ml. These are the top 5 breast implant sizes and can give you an idea of your new implant size. During your consultation in our office, you can try form-shaped prosthetics on for until you determine the perfect size and shape for your new breasts.
We understand that breast augmentation surgery can be both exciting and scary. Dr. Bindewald is an expert in complex plastic surgeries and has extensive experience working with patients to determine whether breast augmentation surgery is right for them. Additionally, he can help guide you as to the best implant size, shape and type might work best for you. He can also answer any questions you may have about combining an augmentation with a lift surgery, or nipple or areola correction surgery. He answers all patient questions directly and maintains a HIPAA-compliant website and email to ensure your utmost discretion and privacy.
Contact us online or schedule an appointment in our San Antonio office today. You can reach us at the phone number or email address listed below, through this web form, or schedule your own appointment via our online request form, which can be accessed here.