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Demand for Austin Plastic Surgery Procedures on the Rise

At the beginning of each year, the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) releases statistics on both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures from the prior year.  The 2011 statistics were published in a press release on February 9, 2012, which demonstrated a 5% increase in procedures performed for the second consecutive year.  This is very exciting news and re-affirms that trends that we have seen in our Austin plastic surgery practice. According the ASPS, 307,000 breast augmentations were performed in 2011, … Continue Reading

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50th Anniversary of Silicone Breast Implants

The history of breast augmentation started decades before silicone gel breast implants were first used.  Silicone had been popular for quite some time—it was like a miracle substance and was thought that it wouldn’t break down.  In the post-war era, Japanese prostitutes were having industrial-grade silicone injected directly into the breasts.  Reports suggest that barrels of this industrial-grade product were being stolen from the shipping docks in Japan.  Subsequently, women were having a number of serious issues with the use … Continue Reading

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Age Defiance: Baby Boomers Seek Plastic Surgery

I came across an interesting article in the New York Times that was published back in August.  And since my post last week was about the top cosmetic procedures in the New Year, I thought it was appropriate to follow with this blog.  An estimated 2,400 US women over the age of 65 got breast implants in 2010, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Also in 2010, an estimated 50,000 US women over the age of 65 … Continue Reading

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