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Breast implant operations have increased 40% in the last 10 years

Published on March 25, 2011 by

New data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that breast enhancement surgery continues to increase. Last year, surgeons performed 296,203 breast implants – a 2% increase from 2009 and a 39% increase since 2000.

Overall, doctors performed 13.1 million cosmetic procedures in 2010, a 5 % increase compared with 2009.

How does this relate to you? If you are considering a plastic procedure you likely know someone who had it done. I always recommend patients get as much information as possible before proceeding with a procedure. Sometimes it’s helpful to talk to friends who had the procedure done to get their perspective.

Regardless, you should always feel comfortable talking to your surgeon and asking as many questions as possible about results, recovery, and what to expect.