50th Anniversary of Breast Implants Covered by FOX5 KVVU Las Vegas
The much-celebrated 50th anniversary of the first American breast implants was recently discussed on Las Vegas’ own KVVU FOX5 News. With an in-depth discussion of the history of breast augmentation surgery, it was re-emphasized that the celebration of this anniversary is really a celebration of the empowerment of women.
FOX5 news anchor Monica Jackson covered the story, which discussed the history of American breast augmentation in detail, as well as the options currently available for modern women. For those women looking to take control of their body shape, cosmetic surgery has come a long way, though the first woman to receive her breast implants still wears them proudly.
Las Vegas Celebrates 50 Years of Breast Augmentation
As discussed in the interview, the first woman to receive breast implants was a Texas woman named Timmie Jean Lindsey, who originally sought medical advice at a charity clinic for tattoo removal. While there, the doctors asked if she might be interested in trying a new procedure for free. As a result, she became the first American woman to have breast implants in 1962.
Breast augmentation had been tried in a wide range of methods before, including direct injections of silicone into the breasts, but breast implants were the first method to have successful and healthy results long-term. And after fifty years of medical innovations, the breast implant procedure has increased in popularity with the American and international female population. Breast augmentation is now the most popular cosmetic procedure, in the US and globally, thanks to advanced surgical techniques, materials and patient satisfaction.
More women are choosing to have other breast procedures as well, including breast lifts and breast reconstruction, both surgeries that use women’s natural breast tissue without introducing any extra material. This is often an excellent solution for women whose breasts have been impacted by pregnancy and breastfeeding multiple children.
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