San Diego Breast Augmentations Remain Sought After
When one thinks of a breast augmentation procedure, many believe it is a procedure which emerged in the 1990s. Some individuals are unaware that the first procedure using silicone implants dates back to 1962. Yes, in Houston, Texas, a woman by the name of Timmie Jean Lindsey underwent the first breast augmentation using implants. Her surgery which lasted a couple of hours increased her bra size from a B to C cup.
The story of how Ms. Lindsey ended up in the operating room is quite interesting. Originally, she was there for a tattoo removal on her breast. The two surgeons who approached her for a “one-of-a-kind” operation were Drs. Frank Gerow and Thomas Cronin.
Ms. Lindsey agreed and also sealed the plastic surgery deal with a complimentary otoplasty, which improved the position of her ears.
Little did Ms. Lindsey know that her breast augmentation would change not only a course in plastic surgery but affect so many women who choose to walk down this aesthetic road.
Cosmetic surgery is a personal decision, and it’s important to note that one should take their time when researching a procedure. In the digital age, there is so much information one can learn, but remember, it’s never a substitute for an in person consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.
From coast to coast, San Diego breast augmentations are still one of the most popular procedures chosen by women. Globally, the United States of America still shows the highest number of breast reduction or augmentations performed per year. Other countries on its tails are Brazil, Mexico, Italy, China, Colombia, India, France, Japan and Germany.
In the United States alone, it’s estimated that nearly 400,000 women undergo a breast augmentation annually because they desire to change the size and volume of their breasts.
Many women who look into this surgery do so for a variety of reasons which may include the following:
- Desiring a larger breast size
- Correcting symmetry issues where one breast is larger than the other
- Wanting to restore breast volume to pre-pregnancy days
While this surgery remains popular, it’s still highly important for any potential patient to do their due diligence when researching a plastic surgeon. It’s always recommended to find a doctor which performs this procedure on a regular basis and has a photo gallery both online and at the office to show potential patients.
During a consultation with a surgeon, it’s important not to feel pressured into having the surgery. One must take their time until they are fully certain this is the direction they want to take.
In choosing the right surgeon, please double check that they are board certified. In the United States, please confirm that they are members in good standing with the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
And if the surgery is being done in a surgical suite, it’s highly critical to research and confirm that it is nationally accredited by an organization like the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. This “operating stamp of approval,” affords patients peace of mind since the on-site operating room must pass rigorous standards and earn esteemed credentials.
Above all, take the time necessary when deciding on a San Diego breast augmentation and choose the size increase wisely, making sure the implants are well proportioned to one’s body size.