Our ideal world is a place where all women love almost all of their bodies and rely on a few simple fashion tricks to deal with the rest. But in this world, many young women take a more extreme approach to self-transformation and choose cosmetic surgery. The most common type? Breast augmentation. More than , women will get implants this year, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; that's an increase of nearly 40 percent from just five years ago. Yet surprisingly little good, unbiased information is out there about the procedure.
Breast Implants Being Recalled: What to Know
Separating myth from fact about breast implants can be confusing. A plastic surgeon offers tips on the function and limitations of implants to help you better understand the process. Knowing the facts about implants and how they work can help you through the process. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Plastic surgeon Graham Schwarz, MD, shares some facts and tips about breast implants that can help make your choices clearer.
There are 2 types of breast implants, and both come with risks. Here’s what you need to know.
A young woman comparing tangerines with grapefruits has greeted subway riders in New York City for the past several years. Almost a decade later, a California billboard reminded women that size matters. Boob jobs have been ubiquitous in American popular culture since the s, when laws changed to allow plastic surgeons to advertise and credit cards became widely available.