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History of Breast Augmentation Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery dates back to times before Christ’s birth. The medical work of Indians, namely Sushruta and Charak, are as old as 800 BC. Greeks were also known to perform plastic surgeries. In modern times, The World War 1 and II saw the emergency in fixing the disfigured face of soldiers. Soon after that, plastic surgery entered the aesthetic world and beauty improvement surgeries began to occur in the end of the first half of 20th century.

Timmie Jean Lindsey, first person to undergo Breast Augmentation in 1962
Timmie Jean Lindsey was the first person to undergo Breast Augmentation surgery in 1962.


Some 50 years ago, Timmie Jean Lindsey, a factory worker in Texas, 30 year old made headlines. She was the first lady documented lady to undergo a breast augmentation surgery in the world. She along with Dr. Frank Gerow invented silicon implants. She had led many women through successful breast augmentation surgery. She even made her daughter and grand daughter undergo breast enlargement.


Earlier implants were quite different from those used these days. The stuff used in mattresses were used to fill the breast of women. PIP implants have a rupture chance of 5-7% while the normal silicon implant rupture chance is 1-2%.


The size and shape of the breast augmentation surgery varied from time to time depending on the trend. Earlier it was teardrop shape while now perfect round is in trend.