Breast Implants Have Come a Long Way in 50 Years

Published on July 3, 2013 by

Dallas plastic surgery specialist Dr. Steve Byrd looks at how breast augmentation has changed since a Texas woman received the first silicone breast implants in 1962.

Dallas, Texas (June 2012) – Dr. Steve Byrd says techniques for cosmetic enhancement, including those used in his Dallas plastic surgery practice, have undergone major developments since the first breast augmentation using silicone breast implants in 1962.

A recent blog on the development of breast enlargement surgery details the many steps this popular cosmetic procedure has been through.

“It’s extremely interesting to look back on how breast augmentation has progressed over the years,” Dr. Byrd says. “What’s even more interesting is to think of how advances in implant technology and procedural techniques have made breast enhancement safer and more effective.”

Safety has always been a crucial concern for breast augmentation patients, Dr. Byrd says.

“Patients used to visit my practice after hearing a horror story in the media or from a friend about a procedure gone wrong,” he says. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration now approves three brands of silicone implants as well as saline implants.”

Dr. Byrd offers both silicone and saline implants for breast augmentation patients in Dallas, as well as a range of surgical techniques for customizing each procedure.

“While breast implants have come a long way, patients are also benefiting from advanced surgical techniques,” Dr. Byrd says. “I work with each patient to personalize her surgery based on her exact needs.”

Patients often take advantage of additional cosmetic procedures that Dr. Byrd offers, such as tummy tuck surgery in Dallas.

“All types of cosmetic surgery have developed over the years to provide patients with natural-looking and long-lasting results,” Dr. Byrd says.

Request a consultation and come in to talk with Dr. Steve Byrd in person, or give us a call at (214) 821-9662 to schedule an appointment.

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