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Baby Boomer Breast Implant Surgery: Like Daughter, Like Mother?
PRWEB ^ | 6/27/07 | PRWEB

Posted on 06/27/2007 8:04:17 AM PDT by qam1

Oak Park, Ill. (PRWEB) June 27, 2007 -- Oak Park, Ill. plastic surgeon and author Allan Parungao, MD, notes a 279% increase in breast implant surgery from 1997 to 2006. And now some daughters who have breast augmentation are inspiring their Baby Boomer mothers to follow suit.

Breast augmentation surgery isn't just for 20-somethings. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, more than 50% of the 383,886 women who underwent breast implant surgery in 2006 were age 35 or older. In some cases, mothers skeptical about the procedure have opted for breast augmentation after seeing their daughters' results from the surgery.

"This is consistent with the trend of more and more Baby Boomers seeking plastic surgery to look as good as they feel," says Oak Park, Illinois board-certified plastic surgeon Allan Parungao, MD.

"While many more Baby Boomers are interested in facial rejuvenation, others also want body contouring procedures," says Dr. Parungao, author of A Woman's Guide to Cosmetic Breast Surgery and Body Contouring (Addicus Books, 2006).

"Adrianna," 53, admits "I didn't used to be for breast augmentation--especially for my daughter, Karen. But after she had it, my perspective totally changed."

When Adrianna, a surgeon, saw how natural Karen's breast enhancement looked, she decided to have the procedure as well. "Now I wish I'd done it 25 years ago," she says.

Adrianna stressed to her daughter the importance of having breast augmentation surgery for the right reasons. "You have to do it for yourself, not for anybody else," she told Karen, 21.

"My daughter's boyfriend had paid for his previous girlfriend's implants, and offered to pay for Karen's," says Adrianna. "I told her, 'Absolutely not. You save up your money if you want the surgery that badly. I don't want anyone holding it over your head that they paid for it.'"

What made Karen decide to have breast augmentation? "One night as I was getting dressed to go out with my girlfriends, I put the little 'chicken cutlet' enhancers into my bra and said to myself, 'If I'm going to do this for the rest of my life to look good in clothes, I may as well check out breast implant surgery.'

"I was so sick of wearing outfits I could only wear with a bra that I could put the cutlets in--and even then, I didn't feel totally comfortable," Karen recalls.

"One night I just decided to go with breast implants, and a month later I had my surgery," she says. Karen went from a 34B "on a good day" to a 34D.

How does she feel now? "Awesome--especially in swimsuit season," says Karen. "I have full hips and I didn't have the top to match it; now I do. And my breasts look very natural."

Adrianna echoes her daughter's sentiments. "All I wanted was to look the way I'd envisioned myself," she says. "Now I think my breasts are in good proportion to my body."

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KEYWORDS: allaboutme; babyboomers; genx; growupalready
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*sigh* I suppose soon they will demand we pay for it via Medicare
1 posted on 06/27/2007 8:04:19 AM PDT by qam1
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To: pissant; Millee; avacado

KA-ping for the boobie king.....


2 posted on 06/27/2007 8:06:15 AM PDT by Hi Heels (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: qam1

A post like this without pictures . . . . useless.


3 posted on 06/27/2007 8:06:33 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I didn't see it in my rear view mirror.)
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To: qam1

What? No pictures? ;-)


4 posted on 06/27/2007 8:07:04 AM PDT by rbosque
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To: BipolarBob

I got off the train at North Station and ran into the NSYNC crowd. Yeah, the boobs were big but................


5 posted on 06/27/2007 8:07:34 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: qam1; ItsOurTimeNow; PresbyRev; Fraulein; StoneColdGOP; Clemenza; m18436572; InShanghai; xrp; ...
Xer Ping

Ping list for the discussion of the politics and social (and sometimes nostalgic) aspects that directly effects Generation Reagan / Generation-X (Those born from 1965-1981) including all the spending previous generations are doing that Gen-X and Y will end up paying for.

Freep mail me to be added or dropped. See my home page for details and previous articles.

6 posted on 06/27/2007 8:07:54 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: qam1

Can they give me four inches to my height, and 30Lbs of solid muscle, all while being in proportion? While they’re at it, I’d like a new set of eyes with 20/20 vision. Mine are going down the tubes and I already have astigmatism at 21. Maybe even get the hearing back in my right ear?


7 posted on 06/27/2007 8:11:34 AM PDT by wastedyears (Check my profile for links to anti-illegal immigration T-shirts.)
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To: rbosque

8 posted on 06/27/2007 8:11:59 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: qam1

A silicone-filled pouch embedded within the flesh is plainly gross. Anyone who finds such an unnatural, fragile foreign object embedded underneath the skin “sexy”, has serious issues.


9 posted on 06/27/2007 8:12:25 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: qam1

If these teenage bimbos were not also so into eating disorders they might have a chance at growing a worthy set of boobs.


10 posted on 06/27/2007 8:15:16 AM PDT by Weeedley
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To: qam1
“This is consistent with the trend of more and more Baby Boomers seeking plastic surgery to look as good as they feel,” says Oak Park, Illinois board-certified plastic surgeon Allan Parungao, MD.

If they really felt as good as they claim they wouldn’t need to change their appearance.

11 posted on 06/27/2007 8:15:50 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: CarrotAndStick
Anyone who finds such an unnatural, fragile foreign object embedded underneath the skin “sexy”, has serious issues.

I feel the same way about people who find tattoos and body piercings sexy.

12 posted on 06/27/2007 8:15:52 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Hillary sings like Granny Clampett auditioning for "American Idol")
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To: JZelle

Much better!


13 posted on 06/27/2007 8:18:03 AM PDT by rbosque
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To: wastedyears

Mine are going down the tubes and I already have astigmatism at 21.


Have you checked into PRK? I had 20/800 with severe astigmatism. Now I have 20/15 and no astigmatism.


15 posted on 06/27/2007 8:19:46 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: qam1
Fake Boobs == Fake Person.
16 posted on 06/27/2007 8:20:56 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: NRA1995

Yea, those too.


17 posted on 06/27/2007 8:22:19 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: qam1

This article is worthless without some before and after photos for comparrison.


18 posted on 06/27/2007 8:27:03 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Weeedley
Better yet, if they started having children at age 15 and breastfeeding like nature intended they wouldn't be so flat. If it was good enough for great-grandma, it should be good enough for them.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to crawl back into my cave.

19 posted on 06/27/2007 8:28:19 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (July 11, 2007. The Rebellion begins!)
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To: Hi Heels; pissant; Millee
"My daughter's boyfriend had paid for his previous girlfriend's implants, and offered to pay for Karen's," says Adrianna.

Now that's a boy with a game plan!

20 posted on 06/27/2007 8:35:01 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Hi Heels; Millee; avacado

I have been misunderstood, apparently. I’m a legs and butt guy.


21 posted on 06/27/2007 8:35:06 AM PDT by pissant
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To: qam1

The Feminazi’s will demand Ta Ta to Tata’s


22 posted on 06/27/2007 8:36:22 AM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: Grizzled Bear

I still don’t know what I want to do regarding military, so I’m holding off for possible Navy LASIK.


23 posted on 06/27/2007 8:38:15 AM PDT by wastedyears (Check my profile for links to anti-illegal immigration T-shirts.)
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To: qam1

My cousin got a couple of these.....she died of breast cancer about 5 years later....(probably unrelated to the implants - but the implants probably hid the cancer)


24 posted on 06/27/2007 8:38:52 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Being Challenged Builds Character! Being Coddled Destroys Character!)
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To: qam1

What a perfect thread for the lyrics below:

People my age
Have started looking gross
I cannot say all
And I shouldn’t say most
I’ve seen ‘em in the grocery
I’ve seen ‘em up close
And People my age
Have started looking gross

People my age
Are showing some wear
There’s holes where their teeth was
And their heads have gone bare
Their brains are shrinking
Faces sinking into fat
And as for the mirror
We won’t be looking into that

People my age
Have started looking gross
Maybe not in Colorado
Or up the Silicon Coast
Back in Pennsylvania
I’d eat scrapple on toast
Those were my first steps
On the road to looking gross

People my age
Are looking overripe
Some are getting operations
To tighten up what ain’t tight
What gravity’s ruined
They try to fix with a knife
What’s pleasant in the darkness
Is plain scary in the light

Gross

- John Gorka


25 posted on 06/27/2007 8:42:00 AM PDT by dmz
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To: qam1
Adrianna," 53, admits "I didn't used to be for breast augmentation--especially for my daughter, Karen. But after she had it, my perspective totally changed."

Well, it's all right as long as Adrianna understands that all implants being equal, men from 18 to 108 will still prefer to date Karen. ;)

26 posted on 06/27/2007 8:42:15 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: BipolarBob

Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it.


27 posted on 06/27/2007 8:43:13 AM PDT by Redcloak (The 2nd Amendment isn't about sporting goods.)
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To: pissant
I’m a legs and butt guy.

What we used to call an "L and A Man"...ditto, here.

28 posted on 06/27/2007 8:47:14 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

LOL!


29 posted on 06/27/2007 8:48:02 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
"I have been misunderstood, apparently. I’m a legs and butt guy."

Hot long legged young chick!


30 posted on 06/27/2007 8:50:02 AM PDT by avacado
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To: CholeraJoe
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to crawl back into my cave.

Just so they have the address to deliver book 7! :)

31 posted on 06/27/2007 8:51:01 AM PDT by WV Mountain Mama (Gryffindor '88 Weasley is our King!)
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To: CarrotAndStick
Anyone who finds such an unnatural, fragile foreign object embedded underneath the skin “sexy”, has serious issues.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Many women want large breasts, despite the vogue, anorexic model culture portrayed in the MSM media slime publications. One day it will be done with gene therapy. Being anti-anorexic and anti- skinny model of Demoncratic culture, I find that I can't be against the breast augmentation cultural movement, and the healthy, fertile,buxom women that are the stereotypes for that image.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

32 posted on 06/27/2007 8:51:02 AM PDT by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: qam1
Having dated woman with first hand experience of implants, I don’t like them.

At worst I think it makes the women less sexy as they now have tied their sexuality and worth to something outside of themselves. Maybe it does good in the extreme case of a completely flat chested woman.

33 posted on 06/27/2007 8:51:46 AM PDT by Vision ("Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him." Jeremiah 17:7)
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To: ErnBatavia

Saw a repeat of Jeff Foxworthy where he’s recalling the good old days (no embarrassing tv moments with the kids (Viagara commercials), the skimpiest outfits were on Gilligan’s Island, was safe to play outside all the time, etc.).

And he say’s back then if you wanted to date a skinny girl, you got small boobs. And if you wanted a girl with big boobs, then you had to date a girl that was generally big all over.

But nowadays with all these un-natural breast implants you got skinny girls with big boobs. And the point is.... well the point is that SOME things are better today!


34 posted on 06/27/2007 8:53:39 AM PDT by geopyg (Don't wish for peace, pray for Victory.)
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To: WV Mountain Mama
It's on order. I couldn't raise retrokitten yesterday but I posted a thread about tryouts for Lavender Brown in Movie 6.

In Search of the Perfect Person for Won-Won

35 posted on 06/27/2007 8:59:01 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (July 11, 2007. The Rebellion begins!)
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To: CarrotAndStick
A silicone-filled pouch embedded within the flesh is plainly gross. Anyone who finds such an unnatural, fragile foreign object embedded underneath the skin “sexy”, has serious issues.

I will gladly confess to having issues then. Nothing sounds sexy if you get too technical. Fatty mammary glands which are essentially just sweat glands on hormones, sex organs that lubricate with mucous. It all sounds gross when analyzed, but the sight of a perky vs saggy breast...I'll take the perkies.

36 posted on 06/27/2007 9:17:13 AM PDT by Melas (Offending stupid people since 1963)
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To: CholeraJoe

LOL!!


37 posted on 06/27/2007 9:17:33 AM PDT by WV Mountain Mama (Gryffindor '88 Weasley is our King!)
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To: NRA1995

I like those too. I’m 0 for 2 today. Or...maybe I’m not the one with issues? :)


38 posted on 06/27/2007 9:18:04 AM PDT by Melas (Offending stupid people since 1963)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
Considering not many young 20 something guys can afford to go around buying breast implants for all their girlfriends, I think she should have figured that out by her daughter's boyfriend who is probably much older,

speaking of which, I think she should be more worried about what kind of guys her daughter is dating before worrying about getting implants for her 53 year old self.

39 posted on 06/27/2007 9:21:17 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: qam1
'chicken cutlet' ? ? ? ?
40 posted on 06/27/2007 9:25:12 AM PDT by SmithL (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: pissant

41 posted on 06/27/2007 9:26:49 AM PDT by Hi Heels (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: Hi Heels
too skinny. Let's try this.


42 posted on 06/27/2007 9:30:48 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

43 posted on 06/27/2007 9:33:40 AM PDT by Hi Heels (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: Hi Heels

Yikes!


44 posted on 06/27/2007 9:34:28 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Too muscular


45 posted on 06/27/2007 9:41:21 AM PDT by wastedyears (Check my profile for links to anti-illegal immigration T-shirts.)
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To: wastedyears

Hell man, that’s not muscular, that’s just in shape. She’s smokin’ hot.


46 posted on 06/27/2007 9:46:53 AM PDT by Melas (Offending stupid people since 1963)
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To: Melas

Agreed! Nice and firm!!


47 posted on 06/27/2007 10:03:15 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: qam1

chicken cutlet??????


48 posted on 06/27/2007 10:04:49 AM PDT by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: Melas
I will gladly confess to having issues then. Nothing sounds sexy if you get too technical. Fatty mammary glands which are essentially just sweat glands on hormones, sex organs that lubricate with mucous. It all sounds gross when analyzed, but the sight of a perky vs saggy breast...I'll take the perkies.

Active, living, replenished, modified sweat glands, at that. Fully supported, completely bio-compatible cellular structures, vs. a foreign body, that the immune system is itching to fight against. I still think the latter is grosser.

49 posted on 06/27/2007 10:07:06 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Vanity has no age limit.


50 posted on 06/27/2007 10:12:02 AM PDT by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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