Breast Augmentation Most Performed Cosmetic Surgical Procedure in US

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The latest study from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) lists breast augmentation as the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in 2010, with more than 318,000 procedures performed. At the LoVerme Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Paul LoVerme says he and his staff experienced similar statistics for breast augmentation in New Jersey. “As the safety of silicone implants has been established, more women are opting to enhance their breasts.”

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New Jersey Plastic Surgeon Reflects on ASAPS Breast Augmentation Statistics

“As the safety of silicone implants has been established, more women are opting to enhance their breasts.”

According to the latest statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), more than 9.3 million cosmetic enhancement procedures were performed in 2010. The most popular procedure was breast augmentation, a statistic that New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Paul LoVerme says was also reflected in the number of procedures performed at the LoVerme Center for Plastic Surgery.

As demand for plastic surgery increased almost 9% in 2010, Dr. LoVerme says the fact that breast augmentation was the most common surgical procedure comes as no surprise. “Initially, the rise in breast augmentation procedures was hampered by health concerns about silicone implants, and wrinkling in saline implants. However, the FDA has recently reaffirmed the safety of silicone gel implants.”

Despite the fact that breast augmentation accounted for nearly 20% of the total number of surgical procedures in 2010, Dr. LoVerme says he expects that number to increase in 2011. “The growing popularity of the mommy makeover will have an impact on the number of breast augmentation procedures as many mature women want to enhance their breasts to appear younger and reflect their pre-baby size and shape.”

About Paul J. LoVerme, MD

Dr. Paul LoVerme is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He earned his medical degree from UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School. Dr. LoVerme then completed his general surgery residency at UMDNJ, and his plastic surgery residency at Medical College of Ohio. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the New Jersey Medical Society. Dr. LoVerme has participated in a number of volunteer reconstructive surgery missions, including a reconstructive hand surgery mission for refugee children from Afghanistan.

The LoVerme Center for Plastic Surgery is located at 825 Bloomfield Ave. in Fells Plaza Ste. 205 in Verona, NJ 07044, and can be reached at (973) 559-5231 or found online at lovermecenter.com or the facebook.com/TheLoVermeCenterforPlasticSurgery?ref=ts.

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