How Breast Augmentation Patients Differ By Geography
Do women in different areas have different needs or goals for breast augmentation? They might, according to a study in Winter 2010 issue of the Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, which explores the â€œphysical characteristics and implant detailsâ€ of breast augmentation patients in three locations in North America.
Breast augmentation cases from Texas, British Columbia and California were assessed. Among the different patient groups, the authors (Janae L Maher et. al) found significant differences in average weight, body mass index and breast implant volume. They also checked for differences in height, age and parity (breast symmetry).
In British Columbia, the average patient was 33 years old with a BMI of 20.8 and a 389ml implant. In California, the average patient was 32 years old with a BMI of 21.6 and a 385ml implant. Patients in Texas were, on average, slightly older at age 36 with an (slightly higher) average BMI of 22.6. The Texas group also seemed to show preference for a significantly smaller implant of 335 ml.
This article is currently available for free via the Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery.