Breast Lift Procedures increase 70 Percent since 2000

Breast lifts have been increasing in popularity over the past decade. According to new statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast lift procedures are growing at twice the rate of breast augmentations, although breast augmentation has a greater number of procedures performed each year and remains the most popular plastic surgery procedure among women.

Most of the patients who receive breast lifts are between 30 to 54 years old. If you are unhappy with loss of volume in your breasts that has led to a sagging, deflated breast appearance, then a lift may be right for you. This procedure can restore a more youthful shape and contour to your breasts, although it cannot increase size the way breast augmentation does.

In 2000, a total of 52,836 breast lift procedures were performed by ASPS member surgeons. In 2013, 90,006 breast lifts were performed. Those numbers represent an increase of 70 percent between 2000 and 2013. Comparatively, 290,224 breast augmentations were performed last year, an increase of 37 percent from the 212,500 breast augmentations performed in 2000.

If you live in or around San Francisco and are wondering if a breast lift is right for you, please contact Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joel Beck. We serve San Mateo, San Jose and the surrounding areas.


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