Breast Enhancement procedures still reign supreme in the world of plastic surgery and we don’t expect them to be toppled in the near future.
However, it seems that women are foregoing super-sized breast and choosing to downscale instead.
Keeping things low-key
According to a recent survey on patient behaviour in 2015, conducted by RealSelf, plastic surgeons claimed that compared to 2014, an impressive 39% of their patients had asked for smaller implants. Statistics provided by the British Association of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) correlate with these findings as 2014 saw the number of Breast Enlargement procedures go down as much as 20% - a first in the past 10 years.
Many surgeons put it all down to the influence of celebrities and reality TV shows. Many have reported patients bringing in pictures of celebrity cleavages as examples of their desired results. For us it’s a very welcome change, and we have smaller-chested stars like Rihanna, Kate Hudson and Gwen Stefani to thank for the change in direction.
Paradigms are shifting towards a more natural look as women are opting to only slightly enhance their current assets. The Private Clinic, are absolutely behind this trend because they find that the best results are attained when the size of implants is based in relation to a person’s frame, body type and height.
When taking those aspects into consideration, patients opting for smaller breasts put less strain on their bodies, making it healthier aesthetical choice than the alternative.
They prefer to discourage their patients from choosing overly big breasts, as they can cause issues in the long-term and even affect patients’ health.
It all goes beyond implants
Smaller breasts are becoming more popular in general, with RealSelf plastic surgeons reporting a rise in Breast Reduction requests – particularly in teens. Celebrity influence may once again be at play here, especially after the 17-year-old star of the Modern Family show, Ariel Winter, had her decision to have her breasts reduced covered extensively by the media.
Chantelle Houghton and Katie Price echoed the trend by having Breast Enhancement procedures reversed.
So, it seems that 2016 will see smaller breasts all over, with women making more conservative decisions when it comes to their beauty choices.
The Private Clinic
They only use implants of the highest quality to ensure patient satisfaction and safety. Their dedicated Consultant Plastic Surgeons will only offer you objective advice on the most suitable and effective implant options for you.
Breast Enhancement and Reduction is available at our Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and London clinics.