Big News! Breast Augmentation Topped the List of 2017’s Most Popular Cosmetic Surgeries!Posted On: April 30, 2018
When Dr. Brad Bengtson saw the most recent report on cosmetic surgery trends from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, he wasn’t surprised to read the two words at the top of the list: breast augmentation. West Michigan’s Dr. Bengtson has performed more than 4,000 breast augmentation procedures, and his surgical experience is further boosted by his years devoted to research into implant safety and efficacy. In fact, he speaks on the subject around the country and is a nationally recognized authority on the subject.
Given his lengthy history with breast augmentation, he has watched it grow in popularity—especially over the last several years. According to the ASPS study, the surgery was performed 41 percent more in 2017 than it was in the year 2000. The increase from 2016 to 2017 alone was three percent, taking 2017’s total to 300,378 augmentation surgeries performed.
Why the increasing interest? Some of the rise in popularity can be attributed to the range of options women have when it comes to choosing an implant. Modern devices include teardrop-shaped cohesive gel implants that mimic the natural slope of the breast and are filled with a form-stable silicone that is both soft and safe.
Some of the credit for the rise should also be given to cutting-edge technology that gives women the opportunity to better visualize their ultimate look—before getting any surgery! The Bengtson Center is the only practice in West Michigan to offer VECTRA® 3-D imaging, which creates a customizable virtual portrait that can reveal the visual change possible with a specific size and style of implant. Want to see the effects of a larger implant? Smaller? It’s easy to do—no incisions or sutures required.
The feeling of security thanks to pre-procedure imaging and safety thanks to rigorously tested, innovative implants surely goes a long way to keeping breast augmentation’s numbers on an upward trend.
And of course, don’t forget the human touch. With experienced plastic surgeons like Dr. Bengtson working to educate the public on what’s available for today’s woman, breast augmentation will likely continue to enjoy increased acceptance and popularity. (And speaking of popularity, have we mentioned that Dr. Bengtson won “Best Plastic Surgeon” in the annual Grand Rapids Magazine poll for the eighth time in a row?)