Why Cosmetic Surgery is So Popular
Cosmetic surgery is popular across the world, in many different countries. As of 2019, the most popular cosmetic surgery for women in the UK is breast augmentation, followed by breast reduction.
There are multiple reasons why cosmetic breast surgery is popular. This is because there are many benefits of having cosmetic surgery. We explore the most popular cosmetic breast surgeries and how they can transform your appearance.
What is Cosmetic Surgery?
Put simply, cosmetic surgery is a procedure chosen by the patient to change their appearance. Cosmetic surgery is not carried out for medical purposes, although certain types of surgery can benefit a patient medically. An example of this would be rhinoplasty, a procedure that improves the shape or size of the nose, but can also improve the patient’s nasal breathing.
In the UK, cosmetic surgery is not usually provided by the NHS. It is left to private practices, such as ourselves - both Suffolk Breast Practice and Essex Breast Practice - to meet the needs of patients seeking to improve their appearance. As a fully qualified breast clinic, we provide cosmetic breast procedures to patients seeking to change their breasts.
Why is Cosmetic Breast Surgery Popular?
The popularity of cosmetic surgery stems from the benefits people gain. People have cosmetic surgery for various reasons, primarily to improve or correct an aspect of their appearance. This is particularly the case with cosmetic breast surgery.
Most obviously, there are aesthetic benefits to having cosmetic breast surgery. Patients often seek surgery to improve the fulness, size, or shape of their breasts. For example, you may have extremely large breasts that are disproportionate to your body shape. In this case, a breast reduction can reduce the size of your breasts and improve your figure.
Body image can significantly affect a person’s mental wellbeing. Aside from the aesthetic benefits, cosmetic surgery can improve wellbeing. Indeed, the right cosmetic procedure can help you feel comfortable in your own skin and may increase self-esteem.
Cosmetic breast surgery can also provide patients with health benefits. For example, large breasts can contribute to back pain. Reducing the size of the breasts can reduce the stress placed on your back. As a result, you’ll be free from the physical pain and emotional distress caused by your breasts.
The benefits of cosmetic breast surgery are what makes it popular. So much so, that some people travel far and wide for their desired procedure. There are risks to travelling for surgery abroad, which we have discussed in this blog.
Popular Cosmetic Breast Surgeries
As a breast clinic, we specialise in cosmetic breast surgery and in fact most breast procedures that are required outside of cosmetic breast surgery. Below are some of the most popular cosmetic breast surgeries we offer:
A breast augmentation is ideal for patients seeking larger breasts. This procedure enlarges your breasts through implant insertion. The surgery can also be combined with a breast lift for a more complete look.
If you wish to reduce the size of your breasts, a breast reduction will remove fat and excess skin to reshape the breast to the desired size.
A breast lift rejuvenates your breasts by making them feel firmer. Breast lifts do not involve implants and will provide your breasts with a more natural, youthful look.
Patients seeking to improve their breast size or symmetry will benefit from a breast fat transfer. Excess fat will be removed from one area of the body, typically via liposuction, and inserted into the breast.
Breast asymmetry correction benefits patients who have asymmetrical breasts. Your breasts may be significantly lopsided or different in terms of shape and size. If this is the case, breast asymmetry correction will improve your breasts’ symmetry.
Discover more of our cosmetic breast procedures by visiting our procedures page.
Cosmetic Surgery with Suffolk Breast Practice
Our practice serves the people of Suffolk, Essex, and the surrounding areas. We strive to provide you with an empathetic and non-judgmental service. We adhere to a code of ethical practice that ensures the safety and wellbeing of our clients.
At Suffolk Breast Practice, we endeavour to create an environment in which our patients are heard and respected. Your needs are our priority, and we will work to provide you with the results you so desire.
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