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New Study Indicates High Satisfaction among Breast Augmentation Patients

A recent study conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and published in the May issue of the medical journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery indicates that an overwhelming majority of breast augmentation patients are very satisfied with their procedure. In fact, 98% of women participating in the study said their results either met or exceeded their expectations.

Philadelphia breast augmentation surgeon Dr. David Bottger stated that the survey matches his experience because he regularly gets very positive feedback from his breast augmentation patients.

Some other interesting findings from the study include:

  • 85% of women rated their new breast size “just right,” 13% felt their breasts could have been a little larger, and 2% would have preferred a smaller size
  • 99% of women were satisfied with the discrete appearance and location of their scars
  • 75% of women felt the breast firmness was “just right”
  • More than 50% of women rated their breast augmentation experience a perfect 10 on a scale of 1 to 10
  • 92% of women experienced a boost in self-esteem following surgery
  • 64% of women experienced an improved quality of life after breast augmentation
  • 86% of women felt self-conscious about their breasts prior to surgery, but only 13% experienced self-consciousness after receiving breast implants

For many women, breast augmentation can be a life-changing experience, helping you look and feel your very best. Philadelphia breast augmentation surgeon Dr. David Bottger is a board certified plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience performing breast augmentation procedures for patients in the Philadelphia area. He will work with you to design a customized procedure that will deliver beautiful, natural looking results.

Please contact Dr. David Bottger today to schedule your initial breast augmentation consultation. We serve patients in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.

What Happens to Breast Implants as You Age, Gain Weight, or Get Pregnant?

Breast augmentation can be a life-changing procedure, helping you improve the size and shape of your breasts. Most women can expect to enjoy beautiful breast augmentation results for many years. But it is important to understand that changes to your body associated with aging, weight gain, or future pregnancies can impact the appearance of your breasts following your procedure.

As you age, your natural breast tissue will become more lax. Over time, this may result in sagging issues, even among women with breast implants. If you begin to experience sagging down the road, Dr. Bottger can address the problem by performing a breast lift to restore a perkier breast appearance.

Fluctuations in weight impact all women differently. For some women, the size of their breasts is the first thing affected by weight fluctuations. For others, it may be the last part of your body impacted. These tendencies are determined by genetics, and are not affected by the presence of breast implants. Therefore, the size and shape of your breasts may potentially change after breast augmentation if you gain or lose a significant amount of weight. In order to avoid this, you will want to maintain a rigorous diet and exercise regimen.

According to Philadelphia cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Bottger, breast implants will not impact your ability to become pregnant or breastfeed. However, future pregnancies may impact the results of your breast augmentation. Pregnancy and breastfeeding often impacts the size of your breasts. During this time, they typically become larger. After you are done breastfeeding, you will most likely experience a loss of breast volume. These fluctuations can adversely impact your results, causing sagging issues. Dr. Bottger can correct this by performing a breast lift. However, you may want to wait until you are done having children before undergoing breast augmentation.

If you live in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area and are interested in breast augmentation, please contact Dr. David Bottger today to schedule your initial consultation.