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I'm a Michigan-based Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has been featured on Dr. 90210. The info here is my opinion alone and should not be taken as fact or as medical advice. I've not treated any of the celebrities presented here.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Pam Anderson - Breast Implant Craze Down Under


According to Make Me Heal.com, busty celebrities like Pamela Anderson have sparked a trend among Australian women to get massive breast implants, like the famous actress. The article states:

...This trend has led to Australian plastic surgeons needing to import mega-size 1000ml implants from the only available country for such sized implants, the United States...The average implant size for Coast surgery, an Australia based plastic surgery practice, has increased from 280ml to 375ml in the last five years. Moreover, models already accessorized with 400ml implants have been looking to double their size.
“In the last four to six months I’ve noticed a rapid increase in size. The trend for women having breast augmentation is to go large. Our patients believe bigger is better,” says Pamela Noon from the International Surgery Group.


It is true that the size of implants has gone up over the years. Most of the implants which I have removed from 15-20 years ago are smaller (225-270cc's) than my average implant size today (350 cc's). While I do agree that most women who have breast augmentation and regret their size choice would have rather gone larger, there are considerable risks with larger sized implants. I tell my patients, "The bigger it is, the faster it will fall."

When women have extremely large implants placed, this can unnaturally accelerate the drooping of a breast. Most reputable, board-certified plastic surgeons explain this to patients who desire large implants.

By the way, I have never seen a 1000 cc implant. The biggest size that the implant companies routinely make is 800cc. The largest that I have placed for a cosmetic breast augmentation is about 525 cc, and this was only once.
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10 comments:

liz said...

is it true they have to be re-place (any size in general) every 5 years or so?

Anonymous said...

how much cc' would you say pamela has?

Dr. Tony Youn said...

Saline implants do not need to be regularly replaced unless there is a problem. Gel implants may be a different story. Pamela likely has implants over the 800 cc range...

Anonymous said...

Pam has been looking pretty harsh lately. I think her boobs are the least of her problems. Too much sun exposure+ the fact that she "waxed off" her chance of ever having normal eyebrows+weird collagen or lip implants=aging bimbo. I actually think Pam seems like a cool person, which is why it is beyond me that she thinks she needs those horrible implants. Now they are so cartoonishly big, it looks horrible and I can't imagine they are any fun to haul around, either. Girls, why not enjoy the boobs you were born with? I would much rather see and feel natural breasts, even tiny ones, than fake, hard, scarred (but huge), nasty ones.

Anonymous said...

Anna Nicole supposedly had 400 cc implants, so 800...yikes

Anonymous said...

My question is, Why? That big of breasts is bordering on just plain gross.

Dog Clothing & Dog Collars said...

Totally agree. Does she really think that big of breats look good on her?

Anonymous said...

She looks gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

They are not that big- she is just small herself ; ) Implants do not need to be replaced every 5 years. She MAY be a 32DDD. That equals a 36DD, not that big. ; )

Anonymous said...

correction: 36D