Like any cosmetic procedure, seeing beautiful results after your breast augmentation depends on a number of different factors, most of which are unique to your individual physique. This complexity can make figuring out the perfect implant size and shape quite a challenge. For example, a 350 cc implant on a woman with a tall, slender build can look very different from breast implants of the same size on a woman who’s shorter and curvier.
Because this process is so customized, women used to be entirely reliant on the guidance of their plastic surgeons when it came to choosing implant size. While this isn’t always a bad thing—after all, surgical expertise is a must for the best outcome—it is helpful when the doctor and individual interested in the augmentation,
The old adage goes “beauty is pain,” and never before have I considered this saying to be applicable to men, until the last few years. Our society is a place where attractiveness and vitality are increasingly held in high regard and for that reason, the number of aesthetic procedures for men continue to grow year over year. For example, between 1997 and 2012, procedures among men increased more than 100%. Even more, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in 2013 men accounted for 13% of all procedures performed. Obviously, women are still responsible for the majority, but men are progressively making up a greater amount of the total.
Breast augmentation remains one of the most popular of all plastic surgery procedures, but that doesn’t mean you’ve heard all there is to hear about implants. Here are some surprising and uncommon facts about breast augmentation.
1. The Idea of Breast Enhancement Surgery Dates Back to the 1800s
Breasts are synonymous with femininity and sex appeal, so it’s no surprise that women have found ways to enhance their breasts for centuries. In 1890, an Austrian doctor named Dr. Robert Gersuny decided to try to meet that market need with a surgical solution: injecting breasts with paraffin for the first breast enhancement surgery in history.
2. The First Silicone Implant Was Invented in 1961
The earliest versions of the implants we still use today were born in 1961,