In a recent study published in The Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, researchers describe and compare physical characteristics and implant details of women undergoing primary cosmetic breast augmentation in different geographical locations.
The authors conducted a retrospective review of patient demographics and implant information from private practices in Kelowna, British Columbia; Loma Linda, Calif; and Temple, Texas. All three practices are university affiliated. Each cohort included 100 consecutive breast augmentation cases.
Characteristics analyzed include age, height, weight, BME, parity, and average implant volume.
When considering the 300 as one cohort, the average age was 34 years with a height of 163 cm (5’4”), weight of 58.1 (127.8 lb), and parity of 1.7. The average implant size was 370 ml.
When considered separately, the three group medians were significantly different for weight, BMI and implant volume, but not for age.
Kelowna’s average patient was 33 years of age, had a BMI of 20.8 kg/m2, and an implant volume of 389 mL.
Loma Linda’s average patient was 32 years of age, had a BMI of 21.6 kg/m2, and an implant volume of 385 mL.
Temple’s average patient was 36 years of age, had a BMI of 22.6 kg/m2, and an implant volume of 335 mL.
[Source: The Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery]