America's fixation with celebrity culture seems matched only by its obsession with vanity. Most everyone has heard someone say they wished they looked like a certain actress, and many know people who've used tummy tucks and facelifts to make it so. The wide availability of cosmetic procedures and affordable payment plans have allowed many people to change their appearance; and according to a recent survey, when it comes to breast enhancement, women know exactly who they want to emulate and who they do not.

Most popular bust in Hollywood

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery recently surveyed 20,000 cosmetic surgeons in more than 80 countries to see which celebrity busts were most coveted by patients. According to the organization's results, the majority of female patients wanted breast implants similar to those of Pamela Anderson. The study also determined that Gisele Bundchen's bosoms were second most coveted, followed by Britney Spears and the popular Brazilian entertainer, Xuxa.

Least popular famous bust

In gathering its results, the ISAPS was also able to determine which celebrities had less-than-ideal busts, at least from the perspective of patients seeking breast enhancement. According to the survey, Pamela Anderson also topped this list, with Dolly Parton and international celebrity, Victoria Beckham in a near tie for second.

Advice from cosmetic surgeons

According to the ISAPS, the survey results indicate that many women have unrealistic expectations regarding cosmetic breast enhancement surgery. Most plastic surgeons regard requests for celebrity lookalike busts as red flags, and many refuse to perform operations on patients who ask to look like specific people. Other health professionals have suggested that many women are far too obsessed with plastic surgery and finding the best ways to lose weight, and that most would be better off accepting their physical appearance or focusing on internal ways to improve self-esteem.

If you are interested in a cosmetic surgical procedure, the ISAPS recommends that patients work hard to locate reputable surgeons who offer reasonable expectations to their patients. According to Dr. Foad Nahai, ISAPS's First Vice President of the Board, women should spend as much time and energy researching reputable cosmetic surgeons as they do on other important events, such as "looking for just the right decorator" or "dressing for an important event."

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