New Hampshire Plastic Surgeon Discusses Recent ASAPS Statistics on Breast Augmentation
At his New Hampshire plastic surgery practice, Dr. Richard Zeff says breast augmentation is the most popular surgical procedure he performs, a statistic reflected by the most recent statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). The ASAPS reports cosmetic surgical procedures increased by almost 9% during the past year to a total of 1.6 million procedures performed. There were a total of 318,123 breast augmentation procedures performed in 2010 according to the latest study, a number that Dr. Zeff believes will continue to rise as approval of cosmetic enhancement also increases.
According to the latest study released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), breast augmentation was the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the past year, with 318,123 performed during 2010. Board-certified New Hampshire plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Zeff says he has seen similar results at his practice. The ASAPS study also shows that cosmetic surgical procedures rose by 9%, with almost 1.6 million total. Dr. Zeff says this growth indicates a greater trend of increased approval and awareness of cosmetic plastic surgery in the US.
Dr. Zeff says the popularity of breast augmentation is likely a result of the innovations in surgical techniques and breast implant options over the past few years. As advances in both silicone and saline implants and incision size have continued to develop, he says even more patients are seeking quality, natural results that breast augmentation can now offer. “New, more durable implants and the results of extensive research have given patients a greater comfort level. Implants have become more widely accepted. There is less paranoia about safety and less concern with what other people think. Even the mammography departments consider it routine.”
Whether patients are considering breast augmentation or another procedure, such as breast lift surgery, Dr. Zeff says the increase in popularity of the procedure will continue to foster research and technological advances in surgical techniques. At his practice, Dr. Zeff says keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in breast surgery can ensure that surgeons are achieving the highest quality results and furthering developments in safety and efficiency.
About Richard L. Zeff, M.D. P.A.
Dr. Richard Zeff graduated from Tufts University and received his medical degree from the University of Miami. He completed his residency in general surgery in Des Moines, Iowa and his plastic surgery training at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Zeff is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the New Hampshire Medical Society, and the New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.