While breast augmentation is still one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in America, the trend is shifting across the market. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, many women are opting for smaller implants than in the past, while many who already have gotten them are looking to have them downsized or removed.
“I’ve seen a significant change in the size of breast implants that my patients request for their breast augmentation surgery,” Dr. Elie Levine, one industry expert told ABC News. “Many women simply want to increase their bust by approximately one cup size.”
While the most commonly requested breast implant sizes were D or DD, today they’re closer to B or a small C-cup, the source reported.
Dr. Scot Glasberg, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, said “subtlety is in,” about the trend. He continued, noting that the long-term effects of larger breast implants are becoming more important to patients. The weight and appearance of larger breasts over time is making many reconsider their cup size desires.
Despite this downsizing trend, breast augmentation still accounted for around 290,000 of the plastic surgery procedures performed in 2013, making it the year’s single most popular cosmetic surgery. Those considering breast implants should discuss them with a board-certified plastic surgeon in order to get the best idea of how this procedure can change their body and self-image.
If you’re considering breast augmentation, contact Maryland Plastic Surgery. Dr. Adam Summers can help you explore the best cup size for your beauty needs and frame, and make the right choice for you.