Why Women Have Breast Implants?

Why Have Breast Implants

Why do women choose to get breast implants? It’s the number one cosmetic surgery in the U.S., even though it carries with it the burden of judgment and dismissal. So what’s driving these women? Are they young and insecure? Superficial? Desperate?

The answers might surprise you.

Of the 300,000 implant procedures in the U.S. in 2013 (up 37% since 2000 and still rising), the breakdown by age, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, goes like this:

2013 ASAP Breast Augmentations, by Age

13-19 — 8,234

20-29 — 83,638

30-39 — 105,877

40-54 — 85,516

55+ — 6,934

Note the largest group: 30 to 39-year-old women. Not recent graduate from Uni. Not porn stars. Not young women on the prowl.

Most 30 to 39-year-olds are in the middle of their childbearing years. Many lose breast volume after pregnancy and aren’t happy with the way their boobs hang after major weight loss. There’s no way to get breast volume back, short of breast implants — no exercises or muscles that build them back up. So these women turn to implants to restore their original, and now lost, shape and size. They’re called “mummy makeovers,” breast implants combined with tummy tucks and liposuction.

Of the 85,000-plus procedures among the middle-aged population, 40-54, one can assume it has to do with staving off the march of time. There were also 92,000-plus eyelid surgeries in that age bracket. Of the nearly equal number of procedures among women in their 20s, statistics demonstrate that in that age group, 69,000 surgeries had to do with nose reshaping. So yes, there may be definite body dissatisfaction in this demographic, but it’s not just about breasts.

It’s hard to miss the media outrage over boob jobs handed out as high school graduation gifts. But, again, let’s look at the stats: board-certified plastic surgeonswon’t perform breast augmentations on women under 22, since breast tissue isn’t considered fully developed until that time (though breasts can and do change in size and shape all the way through lactation and past menopause).

Even the FDA doesn’t recommend breast implants for patients under 18. Yet sometimes such procedures are necessary for young women — to correct severe breast asymmetry, genetic chest deformities, or extreme under-development. And to put that 8,000 number above in perspective, nearly 6,000 young men in the same 13- to 19-year-old age group had breast-reduction surgery for gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) that same year. Another 30,000 teens (not broken down by sex) also had nose jobs. It’s likely that with young people these events are often more corrective and remedial than solely cosmetic.

Why do women want way bigger breasts?

What is extreme and what is “normal”? Women’s bodies come in all shapes and sizes, and their breasts don’t stay the same. Bra fitters and the intimate-apparel industry know the true size of women’s breasts, and bodies are rarely perfectly proportional. Some tiny women inherit outsized breasts, which make a much larger statement. Turns out that deep-cup bras with smaller bands (28 to 32 backs with DD to J cups) are the fastest-growing segment of the bra industry. These new sizes aren’t being marketed to young women with breast implants.

Breast implants aren’t measured by cup size but by cubic centimeter. Plastic surgeons know that a 300cc implant on one woman’s frame will look quite different on a taller or wider body. Look through the forums and you’ll find plenty of breast augmentation patients who go from a B to a C cup or a D — hardly super-sizing, although there are always extreme cases. And there’s only so much physical room to place an implant under skin or muscle. You can find plenty of examples of badly botched oversized boob jobs if you search “breast implant photos.” So no; most women who get breast implants are not shooting for the moon.

Isn’t it about getting male attention and approval?

Numerous studies attempting to show male preference for one size of breasts over another all seem to contradict one other. A 2013 article in Psychology Today cited a study that men who were poor and/or hungry tended to favor women with larger breasts (as did men interested in fatherhood), while men higher on the socio-economic scale, men who’d just had a meal, and men forestalling fatherhood tended to go for a smaller-breasted ideal. Another study claims sexist men prefer bigger boobs. Many larger busted women aren’t thrilled with the unwanted attention paid to their breast size. The bottom line? Men like breasts. They just do.

Shouldn’t women accept their breasts the way they are?

What is it about women’s breasts that make their surgical alteration more shocking than all the nose jobs, eye jobs, and facelifts combined? It’s hard to say. But women aren’t complaining, and report higher self-esteem an self-confidence after surgeries.

Some new enhancement procedures even use a woman’s own fat to build up her breast tissue (goodbye implants). Breast lifts (aka breast mastopexy) are outpacingbreast implants and have jumped by over 70%, with some 90,000 choosing the procedure in 2013.*** There were also 40,000 women who had breast reductions and 24,000 who had breast implant removal surgeries the same year. It’s safe to say women are choosing to control their breasts with surgery.

Isn’t it a matter of personal preference (combined with disposable income to fund plastic surgery)? If a woman wants to adjust the size or shape of her boobs, who are we — or anyone, for that matter — to judge otherwise?

 

Breast Implant Surface, Shapes and Profiles

breast implant surface, shape and profile

Until recently, most patients never discussed breast implant shapes or profiles with their plastic surgeons. If you chose a certain size breast implant, you would receive a predetermined amount of forward projection from that size implant. Now, you can choose a breast implant size and, if you like, have that size implant stick out more or less than the base diameter would usually dictate. Choosing breast implant shape may seem complicated since manufacturers have so many styles in their lineups. However, it’s really only a matter of making two choices. The first choice is the breast implant shape; the second choice is the implant profile. Shape refers to the actual shape of the implant, round or anatomical. Profile refers to the distance the implant projects off the chest wall. The third Choice is the the surface of the implant

Shapes


round and smooth implantsBecause women’s breasts take many sizes and shapes, and because goals for breast enhancement vary from patient to patient, there are different breast implant shapes available. For some women, the round breast implant provides the best results; for others, a better choice is an implant shaped like a teardrop. The appearance of breasts is highly affected by breast implant shapes.

 

Considerations include:

  • The patient’s body type
  • The amount of breast tissue the patient has.
  • Breast implant placement
  • Surgical incision choice

Round Breast Implants

Of the two breast implant shapes, the round breast implant is the most common type used for breast augmentation. A round breast implant is shaped like a flattened sphere. Certain types of round implants can enhance the forward projection of the breasts, which would otherwise require larger breast implants with wider bases. For women who desire fullness in the upper poles of their breasts, the round breast implant is a good choice.

Many women choose round implants because they tend to provide the greatest amount of lift, fullness, and cleavage. Some women, however, feel that the results produced with round implants appear artificial, so they seek out more natural-looking alternatives. A round breast implant can have a smooth or textured surface. Due to a round implant’s symmetrical shape, it does not pose the risk of implant rotation. The cost of a round breast implant is generally less than a teardrop(contoured) breast implant.

Tear Drop Breast Implants

As the name indicates, a teardrop breast implant, also known as a contoured breast implant, is shaped like a teardrop. Breasts attain a more gently sloping contour with teardrop breast implants. Although the upper poles of breasts that have teardrop implants are not as full as those of breasts that have round implants, teardrop-shaped implants often provide greater projection by volume. Of the two breast implant shapes, a teardrop breast implant is more expensive than a round breast implant, a consideration for those concerned with breast augmentation cost. A teardrop implant requires a textured surface to prevent rotation because, with teardrop implants, breasts can become distorted if the implant rotates. This is not a concern with round breast implants.

Surfaces


smooth and textured breast implantsAfter you have made the choice to have breast implant surgery, you must decide between two breast implant texture options: smooth and textured. On this page, we describe the differences between the two types to provide you with a better understanding so you can make an informed decision.

There is great debate amongst surgeons which is better. Some studies have shown fewer complications – specifically capsular contraction – with textured implants, but others have shown the opposite. The shells of both saline and silicone gel breast implants are made of silicone elastomer (rubber), and the surface area is either smooth or textured. The main purpose of textured implants is to promote tissue adherence to the irregular surface and hold them into place. Therefore, a textured surface is used with contoured implants because they have a top and bottom, and rotation or movement distorts the breast shape. On the other hand, most round implants have a smooth surface because the breast shape is not affected if the implant rotates in the breast pocket.

 

Smooth Breast Implants

Smooth implants are used in roughly 90 percent of breast augmentation surgeries today. A smooth breast implant is able to move freely in the breast pocket in which it is placed. Many women  eel that smooth implants have a more natural feel and appearance than textured implants. Smooth implants usually have thinner shells than textured implants, which makes them the softer choice of the two. Additional benefits of a smooth breast implant include implant longevity, lower patient cost, and reduced risk of rippling.

Textured Implant

It was originally thought that the textured surface of an implant could reduce the possibility of capsular contracture, a potential complication of breast implants. However, because evidence is not clear and there is no consensus as to whether a textured breast implant actually reduces the possibility of capsular contracture, many doctors prefer to use smooth, round implants. Smooth implants are often placed under muscle tissue in order to help avoid possible capsular contracture.

Textured breast implants have an irregular surface that is intended to hold the implant in place. The scar tissue that naturally forms around the implant conforms to the textured surface and “grabs” the implant to prevent it from being displaced or turning in the pocket, which could result in distortion of the breast shape. A textured surface is used with contoured implants to prevent movement because the teardrop shape is distorted if any rotation occurs. Textured implants were designed to lessen the risk of capsular contracture, which is an excessive contraction of the scar capsule that surrounds the implant, by preventing scar tissue from forming around the implant in a uniform manner. However, studies have proven inconclusive and no firm evidence exists to support the theory that textured implants reduce the risk of capsular contracture.

If a patient requires implant removal due to capsular contracture or another complication, it may be more difficult for the surgeon to remove the implant because of the adherence of tissue to the textured surface. The shells of textured breast implants are slightly thicker than smooth implants.Textured implants are more firm and carry an increased risk of rippling that is visible or can be felt through the skin, especially for women with smaller breasts. There is also a small increase in the chance that the implant shell will rupture.

Profiles


When breast augmentation patients meet with their Thailand surgeons to discuss the many implant options that are available to them, they not only need to decide on a specific sized implant, but determine the amount of forward projection that is appropriate for the patient as well. In the past, implants came with a standard projection, or profile, based on the size of the implant that women choose. Today, surgeons and patients can work together to select an implant that is not only the right size, but also provides the desired projection and cleavage.The most important criterion for profile selection is the base diameter of the breast.

This is easily measured by the surgeon with a calipers or measuring tape. The implant diameter must be less than the breast base, or it will be “squeezed” circumstantially. This will force it to scallop, or ripple around the outer edge, creating a range of other problems. Among these is visible rippling; It has been observed of much less rippling since the high profile implants became available, because the base diameter can be matched more precisely.

Low Profile Breast Implant

low profile implantThe low profile implant shell is wider (larger diameter) and flatter (less height or depth) than moderate profile breast implants. This implant style is commonly used for women who have a wide broad chest frame. The extra width of the implant shell will fill the chest anatomy correctly, achieving a natural look and realistic cleavage. The implant will not project as far off the body as other implant styles, making it the right choice for women who want fullness, but not an overly round and obviously enhanced look. The main criteria used to select low profile implants are the base diameter of the breast and dimensions of the chest. The implant should be smaller than the base diameter of the natural breast mound, which is often substantial in wider framed women.

Moderate Profile Breast Implant

moderate profile implant

The low profile implant shell is wider (larger diameter) and flatter (less height or depth) than moderate profile breast implants. This implant style is commonly used for women who have a wide broad chest frame. The extra width of the implant shell will fill the chest anatomy correctly, achieving a natural look and realistic cleavage. The implant will not project as far off the body as other implant styles, making it the right choice for women who want fullness, but not an overly round and obviously enhanced look.

The main criteria used to select low profile implants are the base diameter of the breast and dimensions of the chest. The implant should be smaller than the base diameter of the natural breast mound, which is often substantial in wider framed women.

Moderate Plus Profile Breast Implant

moderate plus breast implant

Moderate plus implants are a half step compromise between traditional moderate profile implants and popular new high profile implants. The moderate plus profile is perfect for women who want a bit more projection than is typically provided by a moderate profile, but not as much projection as is found with the high profile shell.

Moderate plus describes the distance the implant will project off the chest wall, once they are surgically placed inside the breast.

High Profile Breast Implant

High profile breast implants are a great innovation in breast implant design. First available in the early 1990’s, high profile implants have filled the specific needs of many patients perfectly, helping them to achieve a pleasing breast esthetics and an extremely natural shape and contour. High profile implants have also become a favorite of many cosmetic surgeons and are recommended to many patients due to their excellent surgical results.

High profile implants project the further off the chest wall, when compared to other common implant profiles. The high profile implant will achieve this projection by having a smaller base diameter than an identically sized (in cc’s) moderate or low profile implant shell. By decreasing the diameter of the shell, but keeping the same fill volume, the manufacturer is able to increase the depth or forward projection.

high profile breast implant

High profile implants are perfect for women with a narrower chest frame who still want a considerable size increase during their breast augmentation surgery. Instead of using a wider base diameter moderate implant, the doctor will choose a narrower high profile shell which will suit the patient’s anatomy and project out to accommodate the volume of the filler material. High profile implants are also commonly indicated for patients who are undergoing a combination breast enlargement and donut mastopexy procedure. This modified mastopexy, like many breast lift operations sometimes squares off the breast shape slightly, making it appear wider and less round. The shape of the high profile implant shell restores the rounded shape of the breast, while still allowing the considerable benefits of the mastopexy lift.

While some studies say that these high profile shells reduce visible wrinkling and rippling, the reasoning given is generally incorrect. It is not anything to do with the design of the implant which decreases this noticeable unwanted breast enlargement complication. it is simply a better anatomical fit. Wrinkling and rippling often occurs when a women with a narrow chest frame desires large implants. The base diameter of her natural breasts is smaller than the base diameter of her implants. Obviously, the implant will be compressed and distorted by the small confines of the pocket inside her breast. This distortion causes the wrinkling and rippling which can be so unappealing to many affected patients. By utilizing a proper fitting high profile implant with a base diameter smaller than the natural breast width, the surgeon can guarantee a good fit with no implant shell distortion. The patient’s size request is accommodated by the increase in forward projection creating a flawless augmented, butvery natural looking breast.

Ultra High Profile

Ultra high breast implantUltra High Profile implants available are through Mentor, this implant provides the narrowest base and highest projection. They are only available in Round shape and up to 495cc. Ultra High profile implants are perfect for women with a narrower chest frame who still want a considerable size increase during their breast augmentation surgery. Instead of using a wider base diameter implant, the doctor may choose the ultra high profile if the high profile is not enough projection. This may suit the patient’s anatomy and project out to be able accommodate the volume of the filler material.

There are two ways to increase projection in an implant. The first way is to add more volume to the implant. The other way to add projection is to make the base (diameter) of the implant smaller. Thus for any given volume, a smaller base has more projection. This is what ‘high profile’ implants do—they have a smaller diameter with a higher projection.

 

4 Reason to Have Breast Implants

Reason to Have Breast Surgery

Now just to be clear from the onset, having small boobs isn’t really all that bad, thats why I told myself before I had Breast Implants in Thailand 9 Years ago anyway. I would tell myself that Fitted tees fit better, you won’t have to carry excess baggage, and people will actually look you in the eyes when you speak. It just so happens that there will always be moments when you want… more.

Hand Ups

Hands up if you ever wanter bigger boobs

All to often you’ll encounter any of these below top 5 problems that are so frustrating, it could tempt any flat-chested girl to get breast augmentation surgery. Now we are being honest, Hands up if you can relate to any of these five issues commonly faced by grown women with small chests.

  1. People Think you are Younger – Come to think of it that cannot be a bad option!The fact remains, however, that it can be a bit of a hassle to constantly asked for ID when you enter a bar, order alcohol, or even go into movies not meant for kids. Then to top to off if you have younger cousins or sisters, maybe even nieces, who are ‘bigger boobed’ than you, it raises that awkward question of… Who’s the big girl here?”

  2. The Bra has nothing to fill it – What is the point of wearing a bra when you barely have anything on your chest that needs supporting
  3. Some Clothes May you look like a boy -This is a lot worse than calling a friends newborn Baby Girl dressed in a pale Green jumpsuit a Baby Boy. Even worse  upon seeing a photo of you on Facebook  when your hair is/was particularly short. Wearing clothes that are only slightly unfeminine, like a comfy t-shirt and jeans, will make you look more of a prepubescent boy than a woman who simply likes to wear comfortable clothes.
  4. You have to have a flatter Tummy Than you Chest – Because if you don’t you’ll look like a lizard otherwise. Having no boobs at all is one thing, but if your stomach juts out farther than your chest, well – nothing is really more unattractive than that. Need we say more?

If those listed above and other flat-chested problems become too much to bear and you come to a point where you fear having to go without a push-up bra, don’t bother wearing a bra or just scared your chickenfillets may pop out in the middle of a hockey game then  breast augmentation may be the answer to end your woes. Have Breast Implant in Phuket will cost you $3900 AUD add in a 4 star hotel for 9 nights and flights and for less than $5500 you have a 9 day holiday and Breast Implants. What more could a girl ask for!

Fat Transferred from My Butt to My Breast

Fat Transfer

How many times have we amongst our friends said how about I take some of your big breast and add to my little breast and make everyone happy! Even better would be having fat taken from our expanding hips and added to our abnormally small breast area. Could all of this finally really be a possibility?

The new buzz word in the Media at the moment is “Fat Transfers” Fat Transfers is not exactly a new option just a new exploited version of the same thing that has always been available. In Short Fat Transfer, also known as Fat Grafting or Fat Injections is a natural, minimally invasive surgery for those seeking breast or buttock augmentation or replacing age-related lost volume and subtly smoothing out wrinkles. Fat is removed, using VASER Liposuction, from various parts of the body where there is a substantial amount, such as the thighs, abdomen and buttocks. The fat is then centrifuged, or purified, to separate the healthy fat cells from the damaged ones, and injected into another area of the body that is lacking in volume.If you’re looking for a natural alternative to implants and fillers, the Fat Transfer procedures could be an option for you!

Before you start planning your newer version of yourself you need to ensure that you are looking at all the information not just the information you want to see. Like all good things there is a down side to Fat Transfers as much as an upside

The most import thing that you need to realise upfront is Fat Transfers are not a permanent solution. Up to 65% of the transferred fat may be absorbed by your body over the first few months. The remaining 35% will usually stay in place for years. You may require a “top-up” within the following months.The survival of the fat and longevity of the results depend on the surgeon’s skills, how the fat was harvested and purified, and how and where it was injected. To be performed successfully, fat grafting requires a surgeon with highly developed skills based on experience and knowledge of the technique. A process called micro fat grafting, although labor intensive, is the best way to ensure that the highest percentage of grafted fat will take. When done successfully, the injected fat establishes a new blood supply from your body and receives the nourishment it needs for survival.However, there may be a percentage of fat that does not take, which is why touchup procedures are sometimes necessary.

Fat Transfer for Breast Enhancement
Fat Transfer procedures are being offered as a viable and more ‘natural’ alternative by some surgeons world wide to having the alternative of breast implants. It defiantly is a possibility under specific circumstances like, If you desire a modest increase in breast size, you are a good candidate for fat grafting to the breast, but your should be aware that your breasts should already have a nice shape and good skin tone. If you have poor skin, sagging breasts, or want a significant increase in breast size (more than one cup size), breast augmentation with fat transfer is not for you. The problem with only using fat for breast enhancement lies in getting large volumes of fat to predictably “take.” with the possibility of only 35% of the fat transferred being useable is it really worth the cost?


Pros

  • Autologous fat (from your own body), as opposed to dermal fillers, replaces “like with like,” reducing the chance of allergic reactions to foreign substances.
  • Fat transfer results are natural, long lasting and safe.
  • Fat transfer is a noninvasive method for achieving facial rejuvenation.

Cons

  • It is time consuming to prepare fat tissue before transferring it, compared to dermal fillers, which are prepackaged.
  • Though longer lasting than dermal fillers, fat transfer costs more.
  • For augmentation, you may require multiple sessions to achieve your desired breast or buttock size