Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in the United States. It’s popular because more and more women are seeking the breasts they’ve always wanted – or the breasts they had at one time and may have lost. Below are the top reasons women opt for breast augmentation:
Increase Breast Size
Many women just don’t like the size of their breasts and are looking for a change. With breast augmentation becoming a routine, effective procedure that provides natural-looking results, more women are choosing implants.
Additionally, its availability makes it all the more attractive, especially with the increased improvements over the years and the many options that are now available to women.
Asymmetric breasts are a common aesthetic disorder for women—and a key reason breast augmentation is popular. Not only does asymmetry negatively affect the self-confidence of many women, but it makes shopping for clothes a nightmare.
Breast augmentation for asymmetric breasts uses two breast implants, each a different size to create balance and harmony at the bustline and make shopping for bras and other garments much easier.
Alter the Effects of Childbearing
There are few events in a woman’s life that are more beautiful than pregnancy and giving birth. Unfortunately, childbearing and breastfeeding does not bode well for the breasts. Pregnancy causes a fluctuation of breast size from smaller, to larger, and then smaller again. This rollercoaster ride of breast size causes a loss of breast volume, elasticity, and firmness.
The good news is you can solve these problems with breast surgery. Breast implants can restore volume and firmness and help you regain youthful breasts, which can often look better than before motherhood.
Many mothers also choose to add a lift to elevate sagging breasts and reposition their nipples.
Alter the Effects of Weight Fluctuation
Pregnancy isn’t the only thing that can wreak havoc on a woman’s breast. Gaining significant weight and then losing it can have a negative effect on the bust as well; when women have a significant weight loss of 30 pounds or more, their breasts tend to react much like breasts after pregnancy.
It’s easy to understand why women who lost weight with diet and exercise would want to follow up with breast surgery.
Restore Breasts after a Mastectomy
Unfortunately, too many women suffer from the effects of breast cancer and a mastectomy. Although a clean bill of health being the most important result, once that is attained, breast reconstruction and restoration becomes a priority.
Breast implants are critical for restoring a woman’s breast appearance and her sense of femininity. Many women with a high risk of breast cancer decide to proactively undergo a mastectomy and subsequent reconstruction procedure, often with both procedures done concurrently.
Today’s implants have come a long way in offering natural-looking breasts to the patient. Gone are the days of limited choices for the size, shape, and type; now there is a wide selection and a variety of profiles, shapes, and sizes.
The advancements of breast implants and the variety they offer give your surgeon the flexibility to tailor the procedure to your unique body type and desired goals. And the more personalized your breast augmentation is, the more likely it is that your results will last as long as possible.
A Boost in Self-Esteem
Many women who were dissatisfied with their breasts experienced a boost in confidence and self-esteem after breast enhancement. One study showed that patients between 21 and 57 years of age developed a considerable increase in their self-esteem and confidence following surgery. Using the Rosenberg self-esteem scale, they cited these increases as ranging from 20.7 to 24.9.
Women Want to Look Younger
Let’s face it, we all want to look young – or at least younger than we presently appear. A woman’s breast profile and firmness are big determinates of how old a woman looks. With a firm, perky projection, a woman looks younger; likewise, shrinking and sagging breasts suggest advancing years.
Learn more about the benefits of breast augmentation and its life-changing results by contacting the Doctors of Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg at (540) 371-7730 and scheduling a consultation.