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How common is it for someone to need a breast augmentation or enlargement?

17 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
9 doctors agree

In brief: Not need:it's a want

Having breast augmentation is generally not a need but a want or desire and is therefore considered elective surgery in the vast majority of cases and is not considered reconstructive.

In brief: Not need:it's a want

Having breast augmentation is generally not a need but a want or desire and is therefore considered elective surgery in the vast majority of cases and is not considered reconstructive.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Procedure is common

In most cases breast augmentation is an elective surgery, (sometimes there is a need for implants with reconstruction).
It is very popular operation with over 300, 000 cases done each year. Best to see a board certified plastic surgeon. Together you will determine if it is right for you. http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/breast-augmentation.

In brief: Procedure is common

In most cases breast augmentation is an elective surgery, (sometimes there is a need for implants with reconstruction).
It is very popular operation with over 300, 000 cases done each year. Best to see a board certified plastic surgeon. Together you will determine if it is right for you. http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/breast-augmentation.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: A personal matter

Breast augmentation surgery is done for cosmetic enhancement in most cases.
The exceptions are those who have had mastectomy for breast cancer and the rare individual with significant disparity in the size of the two breasts. Otherwise it is a matter of personal cosmetic feeling and not a medical decision.

In brief: A personal matter

Breast augmentation surgery is done for cosmetic enhancement in most cases.
The exceptions are those who have had mastectomy for breast cancer and the rare individual with significant disparity in the size of the two breasts. Otherwise it is a matter of personal cosmetic feeling and not a medical decision.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: #1 cosmetic surgery

Breast augmentation is the most commonly performed cosmetic plastic surgery performed in the usa.
So - it's really quite routine and common. Over 300, 000 are performed each year.

In brief: #1 cosmetic surgery

Breast augmentation is the most commonly performed cosmetic plastic surgery performed in the usa.
So - it's really quite routine and common. Over 300, 000 are performed each year.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Dennis Dass
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Personal choice

Breast augmentation is a personal choice, nobody needs it.
However, it is one of the most common procedure that plastic surgeons perform, at over 300, 000/year in the United States. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/index.html.

In brief: Personal choice

Breast augmentation is a personal choice, nobody needs it.
However, it is one of the most common procedure that plastic surgeons perform, at over 300, 000/year in the United States. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/index.html.
Dr. Dennis Dass
Dr. Dennis Dass
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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Refer: Plastic Sureo

Breast augmentation is a personal choice.
I recommend you post this question to a plastic surgery physician.

In brief: Refer: Plastic Sureo

Breast augmentation is a personal choice.
I recommend you post this question to a plastic surgery physician.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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