Reasons For & Against Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is a common part of our culture – it is the most common plastic surgery in the U.S. and it has been widely accepted as a general part of life in the west. Women from all walks of life get breast implants. Some who suffer from flat breasts, tuberous breast deformity, and those who want to improve their body image all benefit from breast augmentation.
The word boob job and fake boobs are not the taboo subject they once were. Most of us know a few ladies in our lives that have undergone some form of breast surgery – be it breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reconstruction or breast reduction.
The pros and cons of breast implants are outlined here. For more detailed information, it’s important that you contact a doctor who will give you recommendation based on your needs.
Reasons to Get Breast Implants
- Body Image Boosting
Yes, having larger, shapely breasts will boost your confidence. It will not rid you of all your insecurities, but it will change the way you feel about your body. For women who are embarrassed about their breast size, the different can be quite remarkable.
- You’re A New Fit
You will comfortably fill out clothes that you couldn’t before. Your newfound curves will make shopping an entirely different experience and you may even find yourself pulling clothes off the rack that you didn’t dare consider before getting break implants.
- Improved Sex Life
Surveys taken of women before and after breast augmentation surgery always come to the same conclusion: your sex life improves after getting breast implants. 61% of women report having more sex and 70% of women report being more satisfied with sex.1
Reasons Not to Get Breast Implants
- Breast feeding
Once you get breast implants, you have to adjust your lifestyle. Women who have implants oftentimes choose not to breastfeed so the data sets on these women are unclear. However, if you have an areola incision, there’s a small risk you could damage minor ducts and could disconnect the areola complex with the main portion of the gland, hindering your ability to breastfeed. Women who have underarm incisions or incisions in the crease of the breast should not have a problem breastfeeding.
Breast health is important. Before the surgery, have a proper breast exam with your gynecologist. If you’re of age, get a mammogram. Most mammographers don’t have an issue if the implant is placed behind the muscle, but it is important to discuss with your surgeon.
- For Someone Else
This is about you, and no one else. The decision to get breast implants should come down to you and you alone. Talking to friends, family and your plastic surgeon can only be a guide to the ultimate and final decision which is yours. Take some time to think about it. Be sure you do your research to find the best plastic surgeon for breast implants. Then when you are ready to take the next step, go in for a consultation.
Life after breast augmentation is markedly different. The adjustment you make to your body will take some getting used to. For some patients it can take up to 6 months until they are completely used to and comfortable with their new breast shape and size. Keep that in mind if you feel you have some feelings of doubt. If you have any discomfort or trouble adjust, talk to your plastic surgeon immediately!
: Real Self – Breast Enhancements Make for Better Sex, Survey Shows
Dr. Zoran Potparic is a board certified plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, committed to performing surgery of the highest quality, safety, and artistry. He applies his years of global study and research, as well as more than 30 years of hands-on experience performing reconstructive and cosmetic surgery for patients coming from all over the United States.