Monday, November 9, 2009

Reasons for Cosmetic Surgery

"Breast augmentation plastic surgery is one of the most common procedures performed annually by members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Women may choose to under go breast enlargement surgery for various reasons. These personal reasons may center around breasts that are perceived to be under developed, or because of differences in the sizes of the breasts or from changes after pregnancy or breast feeding. Some women may be happy with their breasts but just want them made fuller. Often after weight loss, aging or childbirth a woman's breast volume and shape may change. This too can lead to a woman to seek a breast augmentation. Breast implant surgery performed by cosmetic plastic surgeons is the most popular way to improve breast shape and size. Breast enhancement using breast implants can give a woman more proportional shape and may improve self esteem."

This article on Breast Augmentation from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery walks through the basics of candidacy, what to expect with the surgery, potential benefits and risk factors. Written as a purely informative piece, it begins by describing reasons that women seek breast implantation. These include masectomy, changes after pregnancy, or simply dissatisfaction with their natural breasts. The article preps readers with the basic knowledge of what to expect before, during and after surgery. It describes a timeline of the healing process, including figures like how many days it will be before you can shower or do normal activity. They also discuss the benefits of a saline implant (smaller incision, adjustible size and no toxic risk) vs. those of silicone (more structured). The overall message conveyed in the article is that anyone seriously considering breast augmentation should be fully aware of both the benefits and risks associated with the surgery.

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