Breast Implant Statistics

According to statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), more than 8.7 million procedures were performed on people to change their appearance by choosing cosmetic plastic surgery in 2003; up 32 percent from nearly 6.6 million in 2002.

This past year's growth may be attributed to the attention plastic surgery received from the entertainment industry, which spotlighted plastic surgery and, perhaps, created a larger interest from the public.

It's important for the general public to understand, the serious nature of elective cosmetic surgical procedures. At the highest level of care, every surgery has risks as well as benefits, said ASPS President Rod Rohrich.

Breast Augmentation was in the top five surgical cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in 2003, with just over a quarter million reported.

Women made up 82 percent of those who had cosmetic plastic surgery. Women chose liposuction most often in 2003, followed by breast augmentation.

The number of breast augmentations increased seven percent from 2002 to 2003.

One of the most important steps a person can take in preparation for any cosmetic plastic surgery procedure is to carefully research and select a plastic surgeon certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). ABPS is the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify a surgeon in plastic surgery of the face and all areas of the body. Careful selection of the plastic surgeon can greatly enhance the possibility of a successful surgical outcome.

Source: Media Release

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