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Breast Augmentation - The Most popular plastic surgery procedure

Breast Augmentation

It all began with the eventful year of 2006. Do not worry, we are not getting political and are not referring to the tug-of-war between George W Bush and Saddam Hussain! We are talking about the beginning of a new year in the field of plastic surgery especially that of Breast augmentation surgery

Turns out our Mathematics teachers were right after all. Numbers and figures, at times, convey much more information than mere words.  If you look at the statistical figures, you would notice a sudden increase in the breast augmentation procedures since 2006. The answer to your predictable ‘why?’ has to do with silicone implants.

As you would already know, breast implants used during breast augmentation procedures can be of two types – saline implants and silicone implants.  

Silicone Implants

FDI lifted its ban on Silicon implants in 2006. Before you freak out thinking that silicone implants would carry substantial risk which could have led to their ban by FDA in the first place, let us delve into the details. There were concerns that silicone implants might lead to health issues. Not that it was true, but due to the lack of studies on the issue, FDA decided to impose ban on the implants in the year 1992 until studies confirmed otherwise. After 14 years of rigorous scientific studies, FDA ultimately declared the devices ‘safe and effective’. 

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Silicone implants- deemed safe by FDA in 2006

Why prefer silicone over saline

Why are silicone implants preferred over saline ones? Ask women who have been through breast augmentation and they reply in unison, “Because they make our breasts look natural”. Unlike water used in saline implants, silicone is compressible and soft just like breast tissues. The success of any product depends on how its use makes the consumers feel better about themselves. Silicone breast implants feel better and also last longer, making them favorite among the ladies. From occupying a mere 19 % of the total breast augmentation procedures, silicone implants grew upto 72% of the total 330,631 breast augmentation procedures in the year 2012. We told you, numbers speak for themselves. Do we need to say further about their popularity?

Back to year 2012 and 2013

Since year 2012, breast augmentation has occupied the top slot among the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery(ASAPS) attributes this to the increasing popularity of silicone implants since their reintroduction to the market in 2006. You can avail further details from the 16th annual multi-specialty procedural statistics of ASAPS released in the year 2013.

While breast augmentation continues to chart among the most sought after plastic surgeries among women in the world, many of them are looking for more economic choices for the same. Precisely what medical tourism to India offers! Breast implants cost one-third of their prices in developed nations like USA and UK. No wonder breast augmentation procedures performed under the dexterous supervision of India’s best cosmetic surgeons are in such a huge demand. 

If you are also one of those women who wish to increase the size of your breast and look more shapely but do not afford the procedure in your country, you can write to us at or call us at +91 981846 2127 or +91 93200 36777 or talk to us at Skype@IndiCure. 

IndiCure is the most renowned provider of plastic surgery in India with the most renowned cosmetic surgeons in India.  With hundreds of happy clients from over 30 countries, we understand your expectations well!