Surgeon Explains Popularity of Breast Augmentation on West Coast

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Dr. Daryl K. Hoffman, who specializes in breast augmentation near San Jose, comments on American Society of Plastic Surgeons statistics showing that 38 percent of breast augmentations are performed on the West Coast.

Dr. Daryl K. Hoffman, a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast augmentation for San Jose and the Silicon Valley, recently offered his insights on the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The ASPS report tracks trends in procedures ranging from body contouring to breast enhancement to facial sculpting, as well as non-surgical cosmetic treatments.

"What's intriguing about this latest study is that 38 percent of breast augmentations are performed on the West Coast. This is an extremely high percentage," Dr. Hoffman says. "When I ask women why they get breast implants in the San Jose area, their answers reflect the fact that our West Coast culture is so accepting of the desire to change the body through plastic surgery. The ASPS statistics support this.

“Breast augmentation is always among the most popular types of surgery in these reports, and increasingly – although obviously particularly on the West Coast – women feel less inhibited about making the choice to undergo breast enhancement."

This acceptance of plastic surgery also stems from the honesty and openness of many Hollywood celebrities about their procedures, Dr. Hoffman says.

"Almost every entertainment magazine contains a feature about a female actress or singer who has chosen breast enhancement to improve her appearance," he says. "In fact, many of my female patients describe their favorite celebrities when they list their reasons for having breast enlargement in the San Jose area."

In addition to breast enhancement, Dr. Hoffman performs a full range of surgical and non-surgical procedures. Among the surgical options he offers are face lift, neck lift, tummy tuck and liposuction for San Jose and Silicon Valley men and women who want to enhance their appearances.

"As plastic surgery becomes increasingly accepted, I'm experiencing a rise in the number of Bay Area residents who tell me they want to improve their self-confidence as well as their bodies,” Dr. Hoffman says. “They recognize that plastic surgery can help people both professionally and personally.

"I'm very pleased to see this openness and honesty about plastic surgery both among celebrities and among my patients. There's no reason to feel embarrassed by the desire to improve yourself with this method. The statistics from the ASPS reflect the increasing acceptance of plastic surgery in our society."

Dr. Daryl Hoffman ( is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving the San Jose area. In private practice since 1991, Dr. Hoffman completed his medical education at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, his residency at Stanford University, his fellowship in cosmetic surgery at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach and his fellowship in hand surgery and microsurgery at San Jose Medical Center. He performs surgical and non-surgical procedures for the face, breasts and body.


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