The new boob job

11/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

The New Boob Jobs

The new technology and tools allowing women to get implants faster, safer, and more natural-looking than ever before. All anyone wants to talk about these days is butts: lifts, injections, and implants. And of course face fillers and Botox. There's also a lot of chatter around non-surgical treatments to melt or freeze away fat. But in an age where sharing and posting your cosmetic surgeries and treatments has become the new normal, why are we not talking about boob jobs? Though doctors are seeing a spike in patients requesting non-invasive options, breast augmentations are still among the most common surgical operations, with 279,143 procedures performed last year alone, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. That number is up 31 percent from the year 2000; so clearly women are still flocking to surgeons' offices requesting bigger breasts. But doctors have noticed an uptick in women wanting increasingly smaller implant sizes with the most natural finish. In LA, that means more C-cups than double Ds. In the rest of the country, medium to full-size B cups are trending. But breast implants haven't been historically lauded for their authenticity. And while the days of rock-hard Playboy Bunny boobs are falling out of fashion, they're also falling out of the realm of possibility. That's because the latest innovations in breast augmentations are guaranteeing better results than ever before. The latest implants almost never need to be replaced, they look and feel natural, and hurt a hell of a lot less than they did just five years ago. "Gummy bear boob jobs" is a juvenile marketing term used to disguise a really cool advancement in silicone implant technology. Imagine it like this: instead of a liquid sloshing around inside an implant, it's instead filled with a silicone cohesive gel that would keep its form if cut in half—like a gummy bear. While the technology has been around for nearly 30 years (internationally), this type of implant is a recent innovation in the States as of the last five years. You can ask your doctor to show you all the shapes (teardrop, round, textured), sizes, and types of gel implants in your first consultation. A typical breast augmentation with "gummy bear" implants requires anesthesia, painkillers, and typically about a week of recovery time. There is no such thing as a non-surgical boob job. What people are often referring to is fat transfer, which can be performed under local anesthesia. The operation involves fat being liposuctioned from one part of the body (the thighs, arms, lovehandles, or back) and injected into another part (in this case, the breasts).

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