Top Reasons for Undergoing Breast Augmentation
Though often dismissed, breast augmentation has been deemed the top cosmetic surgery in the United States. So why do so many women opt to undergo breast augmentation? What is driving them? Is it a quest for youth and confidence? What are the benefits of breast augmentation?
These various arrays of questions continue to linger in our minds, which is why it is important to look towards why women continue moving forward with the procedure. Most breast augmentation patients choose implants for at least one of these common reasons. Let’s take a look at some of the top benefits of breast augmentation.
Though there is no absolute definition of Micromastia because breast size varies widely, the medical condition is typically diagnosed when a woman’s breasts do not fully develop after puberty.
Micromastia is indicated by comparison to average breasts sizes and women’s self-perception, with those suffering from the condition often experiencing intense embarrassment about their figures. Breast implants can often provide such women a fuller figure, increased confident, and a dramatically improved self-image.
Same goes to say for men, as not only females have been known to elect undergoing a breast surgery procedure. Some men will require some form of reduction breast surgery if they suffer from gynecomastia, s swelling of the breast tissue in boys or men that is caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone.
As the years pass, many women begin to notice that their breasts slowly sag and lose the lively volume they once had. In some cases, breast augmentation, especially when in conjunction with a breast lift, restores the youthful, perky figure that was once present.
Commonly seen with patients who have suffered from breast cancer, some women (or men) choose to bring back their figures by opting for breast reconstruction surgery using implants. It is important to keep in mind though that the operation for mastectomy patients is more complicated than simple augmentation in any ordinary patient. Aside from the placement of the actual implant, the operation also includes skin grafting and construction of the nipple-areola complex.
Breast Volume Loss Post-Pregnancy
Some mothers find that after pregnancy and nursing, the breasts droop or get smaller, which is why some women opt for breast implants to help restore their pre-baby body. Basically, women often lose significant breast volume after giving birth, and because no amount of exercise can bring back the lost volume, the only way to achieve the desired look is through breast augmentation using implants.
For these patients, breast augmentation is often combined with other cosmetic procedures such as a tummy tuck to complete what’s been nicknamed a full “mommy makeover.”
Boost Self Esteem
Research has shown that women who are dissatisfied with their appearance often experience a huge increase in confidence following breast augmentation surgery. Even in a 2007 study done at the University of Florida, 84 breast augmentation patients between the ages of 21 and 57 were looked at, and the results examining the relationship between self-esteem and breast implants conclusively demonstrated that women experienced a marked increase in self-confidence following the procedure. Patients’ self-confidence rose from 20.7 to 24.9 on the Rosenberg scale.
Better Fitting Clothes
Most women’s clothing is designed to fit someone with a C-size cup, so those carrying breasts that are too small or too large for that size might opt to undergo an augmentation or reduction surgery to make their body look more flattering or fashionable.
Let Us Help
All this said, choosing to reap the benefits of breast augmentation is a highly personal decision and should never be undertaken lightly, especially when opted for to please someone else or to meet another person’s expectations.
For women who carefully think through their decision, however, breast augmentation can sometimes have a huge and positive impact on their lives. Any patient considering a breast surgery–whether augmentation or reduction– should have it done by a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience and proper training.
No matter your shape or size, you can enjoy the physical and mental benefits of breast augmentation. If you are considering following through with any sort of similar procedure, contact Dr. Gabriel Chiu, a renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon whose utmost goal is to help his patients achieve their personal aesthetic goals in a caring and relaxing environment.