The acceptance of breast augmentation continues to grow as a reasonable choice for women who want to enhance their appearance. It was the No. 2 cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the U.S. in 2021, trailing only liposuction.
Medical advances, vast experience, technology improvements, and better options for the implants themselves have laid to rest most of the doubt that might once have accompanied this choice. What hesitance remains may have something to do with not taking the option seriously.
Real Needs, Real Results
Studies of women after breast augmentation surgery see improved health and appearance, self-confidence, self-esteem, and more satisfaction with their social and sexual relationships. In fact, a broad-based quantitative analysis showed increases ranging from 21 to 25 points on a widely used scale of self-esteem and an increase in sexual desire of more than 78%.
Research shows that women who consider breast augmentation have some degree of concern about their body’s appearance, ranging from slight dissatisfaction to honest distress. This perspective has an impact on self-image, and thus on a person’s whole basis for interacting with the world. There is nothing frivolous about wanting to relieve that discomfort of distress.
Subtle is the New Spectacular
Just as with other cosmetic surgeries, the desire of most women is for their breast enhancement to look like them, only more so. To be complimented on the breast enhancement itself is – you should pardon the expression – the booby prize.
Fortunately, refinements in implant materials themselves and in the sheer number of options available make it now possible for women to select the size, volume, and profile they most desire.
Confidence When It Really Counts
The added confidence that can come from breast augmentation surgery takes on an even deeper dimension when women deal with a breast cancer diagnosis. It is possible that this confidence plays a part in saving lives.
Less apprehension about the aftermath of breast cancer surgery can lead to bolder decisions, made sooner, about treatment. Thanks to the advancements and acceptance that have come from millions of successful breast augmentation surgeries, women face cancer treatment with greater confidence today, knowing that reconstructive surgery can be so effective and natural looking.
Any added comfort and strength that a patient might feel from knowing that restorative breast surgery is such an accomplished field is an assurance we are happy to help provide.
Art and Expertise on Your Side
If you’re considering breast augmentation, consider also that your choice of plastic surgeon calls for blending medical authority and technical expertise, with taste and artistry. Just as important, you can and should feel assured at every step of the path. Just call us at 706.235.5119 to schedule a private and complimentary consultation.