New York, NY, July 10, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Mark Schwartz, is seeing a significant new trend at his Upper East Side plastic surgery practice: breast augmentation surgery is on the rise. While a trusted cosmetic surgery procedure for over 50 years, breast augmentation has shown considerable growth of late.
"It's no secret that breast augmentation is the number-one cosmetic surgery in the US," explains Dr. Schwartz. "What is remarkable is the recent growth we are seeing." Dr. Schwartz's assertions confirm recent data published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. According to the Society's latest report, there were 307,180 breast augmentation procedures performed in 2011, alone. Compared to the 2010 figure, that indicates a remarkable 4% growth in just one year.
When asked to speculate on what could be driving this recent growth, Dr. Schwartz offered a few suggestions. "For starters, I think that patients have renewed confidence in breast implants themselves. Gone are the days of the FDA moratorium and the subsequent media onslaught." Dr. Schwartz also points out that "There are no non-invasive techniques that will deliver a significant, immediate, increase in breast size." Dr. Schwartz also explains that "More importantly, breast augmentation carries a notably high degree of patient satisfaction."
This high degree of patient satisfaction is echoed throughout plastic surgery community site, RealSelf®. Encouraging its thousands of users to vote on which plastic surgery procedures were "Worth It," the site assigns each procedure a rating out of 100 points. And, according to the most recent data from the site, breast augmentation earned a remarkable 92% Worth It rating.
Concerning the future of breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Schwartz concluded succinctly: "In the end, women are walking away from this procedure happy, confident and looking better. This is one procedure that's here to stay."
About Dr. Schwartz
Dr. Mark Schwartz is a board certified plastic surgeon in Manhattan. With nearly two decades of practice experience, Dr. Schwartz is recognized as one of "America's Top Plastic Surgeons" by the Consumer Research Council of America.
Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Schwartz received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. After completing his general surgery residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical School, he obtained his plastic surgery training at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell Medical Center where he is currently on staff.
His office can be reached at 212-737-9090 or http://www.drmarkschwartz.com/