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What Are the Most Popular Implant Sizes and Techniques in Breast Augmentation Surgery?

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What Are the Most Popular Implant Sizes and Techniques in Breast Augmentation Surgery?

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In March of 2009, the Aesthetic Surgery Journal published the results of a survey conducted among members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery that revealed the most commonly used breast implant size, type, placement, and incisional approach used by cosmetic surgeons. Breast Implant Size According to the results of the study, breast implants between 300 and 400 cc are used in about 80 percent of breast augmentation cases. For most patients, this would result in a small C cup to a large C cup in bra sizes. Other popular breast implant sizes include: • 200 to 300 cc breast implants were used in 11 percent of cases • 400 to 500 cc implants were used in 6 percent of cases Implant Type According to the plastic surgeons that responded to the study, saline implants are used instead of silicone implants 60 percent of the time. Incisional Approach The study concluded that the inframammary incisional approach is the most popular among surgeons, with 64 percent reporting that it

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