According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Americans spent more than 13.5 billion dollars on combined (surgical and nonsurgical) aesthetic procedures in 2015. This reflects a 1.5-billion-dollar increase from 2014 – and breast augmentation is at the very top of the list. Have you ever wondered why women choose breast augmentation? Every woman is unique, so the reasons for choosing breast augmentation are equally unique. Here are some common reasons women choose breast augmentation:
- A Desire To Achieve A More Normal Look. Some women have disproportionately small breasts and want implants to achieve a normal, feminine look. Other women have asymmetrical breasts and use augmentation to achieve breasts that are the same size. Having normal sized, symmetrical breasts can make it easier for women to find flattering clothing.
- A Desire To Boost Self Esteem. Self-esteem can be affected by outward appearance. Some women believe that breast augmentation will give them a more pleasing and attractive silhouette, which in turn, will boost their confidence. While self-worth is based on much more than physical appearance, breast augmentation can help women get a look that they’ll be proud of and comfortable with. Feeling more confident can boost your social life, your mental health, your sex life, and your career prospects – so finding a way to love yourself is definitely worth the effort.
- A Desire To Recover Something That Has Been Lost. Personal identity and physical appearance are intertwined, so drastic changes in their physical appearance may leave some women feeling conflicted. They may choose breast augmentation after aging or breastfeeding has altered their bodies – breast augmentation allows them to get back the body they remember and feel more like themselves again. Breast augmentation is also common for women who’ve undergone a mastectomy. Beating cancer is an amazing accomplishment, but afterward, many women want to move on with their life looking as normal as possible. Breast augmentation and reconstruction makes that possible.
Whatever your reason for desiring breast augmentation, the important thing is that you have considered your decision carefully and in consultation with your surgeon. To learn more about breast augmentation, and the many other cosmetic procedures we offer, call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dunkley, today: (801) 268-2650.