The world of cosmetic surgery has opened opportunities for men and women to adjust their appearances in almost any way they please. One of the most common procedures is breast augmentation. Each year, hundreds of thousands of women make an investment to change the shape and size of their breasts.
If you’re reading this article there is a high probability that you have, at the very least, considered breast augmentation surgery. Procedures like breast augmentation are chosen for as many different reasons as there are people. Here are some of our most common types of breast augmentation patients.
Patients Who Want To Achieve A Particular Aesthetic
People’s preferences are what they are. Some people love a busty, curvaceous figure while others prefer thin, or athletic, or extremely tall or very short. The most important thing for us is not what you think is beautiful, but that you feel beautiful. Often our patients come to inquire about breast augmentation surgery because they would like to have a fuller breast and simply weren’t born with it. Nothing more, nothing less, they just want to look a certain way and we are happy to oblige. Does this sound familiar to you? Is there a particular look that you find most attractive?
Those Who Need A Boost For Their Self-Esteem
In addition to achieving a specific aesthetic, breast augmentation is known to boost self-esteem, body image, and even sexual satisfaction in women. If you’ve walked around your whole life feeling insecure about the size of your bust, you can probably relate to this idea. It’s also true that there is no correlation between the size of the implant and the patient’s happiness. We’re not aiming to give everyone very large implants, rather, to help them achieve the breast augmentation that would make them feel most beautiful.
Women Whose Breasts Are Uneven
More than half of women experience what the medical community refers to as breast asymmetry. Just as it sounds, this term is used to describe an individual whose breasts vary significantly in size. This can cause discomfort and make it difficult to find clothing that fits properly. There are varying approaches to handle breast asymmetry that commonly include breast augmentation, breast reduction, or some combination of the two.
Patients Whose Breasts Have Changed After Children Or Due To Age
Having children will significantly alter most women’s bodies. Most people are aware of the toll that breastfeeding can have on the shape of a woman’s breasts. But even if you choose not to breastfeed, the gaining and losing of significant weight over a short period of time can also have detrimental effects. The skin on the breasts is just as prone to stretching as that on the hips or belly, and once the skin has stretched it’s difficult to bring it back to its original elasticity. Once women are done having children it’s common for them to opt for a breast augmentation to bring back the perky breasts they once had.
It should be noted that more women than those who have previously had children experience this type of skin stretching and sagging. This is a natural part of aging. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts because they have stretched out due to age, having children, weight loss, or any other reason, breast augmentation may be an ideal choice for you.
Women Who Have Or Are At Risk For Breast Cancer
Finally, many women elect to have breast augmentation because they have had or are at risk of having breast cancer. Beginning in the mid-nineties doctors were able to test women for genes BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 which lead to a high likelihood of breast cancer. Once this test became available, women began electing to have preventative mastectomies to reduce their risk of harm from the disease. Along with the mastectomy, many women choose to replace their original tissue by undergoing a breast augmentation. This option is excellent as it helps prevent disease without permanently disfiguring her body.
Unfortunately, not all patients are so fortunate to catch their breast cancer diagnosis early. For those women, a mastectomy may leave them needing full breast reconstruction. This procedure is essentially a breast augmentation, but often the surgeon will need to harvest skin from another part of the body to make up for what was lost during a mastectomy surgery. For women who have suffered greatly due to breast cancer, a breast augmentation can give them back a sense of dignity and pride and make them feel as beautiful as they did before their diagnosis.
There are many reasons a patient may choose to have breast augmentation surgery and rarely do we meet people who haven’t thought a great deal about it before coming to our office. We celebrate all of the motivations that bring our patients to us, and we’re happy to collaborate with them to create the appearance they want for themselves. If you’d like to make a change to your appearance by undergoing breast augmentation, contact us today.