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Breast Augmentation: Survey Highlights Recent Trends In Today's Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedure
Date:4/27/2009

Despite the highly anticipated Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of silicone gel implants for cosmetic purposes in 2006, saline-filled implants remain the most popular choice for primary breast augmentation, according to a study published in the March/April issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

New York, NY (Vocus) April 27, 2009-- Despite the highly anticipated Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of silicone gel implants for cosmetic purposes in 2006, saline-filled implants remain the most popular choice for primary breast augmentation, according to a study published in the March/April issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

According to this survey, 60% of surgeons still were using saline implants, and the vast majority of these doctors selected saline implants for 75% to 100% of their patients undergoing first-time breast augmentation. The reported survey found that 80% of responding plastic surgeons had increased their use of silicone gel implants since their reintroduction in 2006. There were a number of reasons for choosing one implant type over another. Patient preference was the most common factor driving the choice of silicone gel implants.

The 27 questions included in the survey were posed to 1746 members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). ASAPS members were selected for the study population in an attempt to gather data from surgeons who most likely perform the highest volume of primary breast augmentation procedures. Data was gathered over a 3-month period beginning in June 2007.

The survey gathered other practice data on primary breast augmentation including most common incision location, implant size and type, and complications:

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