According to an industry wide survey of plastic surgeons, the biggest trend for 2016 is smaller breasts. Who would we have ever guessed? While bigger breasts are out this year, according to plastic surgeons, bigger lips are still very much in (thank you Kylie Jenner). But let's head a bit south of the pout.
Up on all the plastic surgery trends is Dr. Norman Rowe, an internationally recognized innovator in plastic and cosmetic surgery who specializes in breast, rhinoplasty and revision procedures. We spoke with Dr. Rowe about why women want smaller breasts now more than ever. If you missed part one of our chat, click here. Now read up on the rest of his expert advice for this popular procedure.
Dr. Rowe, does the recovery time vary if you want to go for a smaller implant versus a larger one?
This is not always the case. The recovery time is essentially independent of the size of the implant.
What other trends are you seeing when it comes to breast augmentation?
Silicone implants have dramatically surpassed saline implants in popularity. Also, transferring the patients own fat from an area of excess in the body to the breast has become a very popular method of breast enhancement as well. This obviously requires the patient has excess fat to donate to their breasts, however.
How long do plastic surgery trends tend to last before they change typically?
If the trend has validity and gives patients what they want, a trend can last indefinitely. There is no time limit.
Any additional tips for women considering breast augmentation?
If you are considering a breast augmentation, definitely consider trying The Instabreast method first. It is essentially a 'try it before you buy it' way of seeing how you would look with an augmentation before you actually get it done. And of course, please always use a board certified plastic surgeon. That is of the utmost importance.
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