Any type of plastic surgery should not be taken lightly and requires careful consideration prior to the procedure. Breast implant surgery remains one of the most popular cosmetic treatments out there and while there are plenty of benefits to getting a breast augmentation, it is important to consider whether you are making this decision for the right reasons. The following article explores some of the most popular reasons women get breast implants and some tips – but it is important to note that this list is by no means exhaustive and it is a completely personal decision.
- Boost Self-Esteem
If you are unhappy with the shape, size, or proportions of your breasts, try to remember that you are not alone. It is common for women to experience feelings of self-consciousness about their breasts and can leave you feeling low, even impacting daily activity in more severe cases. Breast implants are a great way to improve both your self-esteem and your self-image, making this one of the most common reasons women opt to get breast surgery. It is important to note that not every woman who chooses to have breast augmentation surgery suffers from low self-esteem, but it shows that even confident women can benefit from an improved body image and can leave you feeling more attractive, feminine, and self-assured than ever.
- Fix Asymmetry
Many women have uneven breasts because it is almost impossible for two breasts to be identical in size and shape due to several factors during the development stage. Typically, the difference in size and shape is only slight and virtually unnoticeable in most women, however for some, this difference is much more significant. Women who have more severe asymmetry can be left with a lopsided look and poorly fitting bras and tops. In order to correct this, a professional plastic surgeon will add a breast implant into the smaller breast. Alternatively, you can opt for a larger, fuller, and balanced look in both breasts with the use of two custom sized implants.
- Following Weight Loss
While losing significant amounts of weight in order to adopt a healthier lifestyle is a huge achievement, many women find that the shape, size, proportion, and position of their breasts has changed. Breasts may appear to have lost their fullness and have become less perky than before weight loss, but this can be corrected with the use of breast implants. It is common for cosmetic surgeons to use breast implants in conjunction with a breast lift in circumstances where there is lots of skin left behind. This is because the combined surgery will not only enhance the size of your breasts but will tighten muscles and remove the excess skin in the area, leaving you with a more contoured appearance.
- Changes After Pregnancy
Getting pregnant and having children comes with so many new and exciting experiences but the drastic changes to the body during this time can end up taking a toll on your breasts – especially if you have multiple children and you decide to breast feed. The typical changes to your breasts including sagging, dropping, and a smaller appearance overall which can be treated with the combination of a breast lift and use of breast implants. Many women use this cosmetic procedure in conjunction with other treatments like liposuction and tummy tucks which helps women to get back to their pre-baby body. If you are planning on having more children, it is important to schedule your surgery when your family is complete.
- Better Fitting Clothes
It is said that most tops in the UK are designed for women with C cup sized breasts. Therefore, women often struggle to find clothing that fits properly across the bust due to differences in symmetry, size, shape, and position of the breasts. This can leave clothes feeling uncomfortable and looking unflattering. Using breast implants to balance or enlarge your breasts can result in you being able to wear a wider range of clothing and feeling more confident when you do so.
- Younger Appearance
As we get older, it is natural for skin to lose its elasticity and cause the breasts to sag. It is this reason that many women opt for a combination of breast implants and a breast uplift in order to create a younger, fuller, and perkier looking bust. While it is thought that when women get to a certain age, they are no longer eligible for breast augmentation and aren’t able to achieve their desired results, this is not the case. Women of all ages can receive breast implants and can help you start feeling more confident, refreshed, and like yourself again.
- After a Mastectomy
Losing one or both breasts after undergoing a mastectomy due to breast cancer or other medical reasons can leave women feeling like they have lost their femininity, attractiveness, and even a part of themselves. Breast implants can be used to reconstruct the lost breast/s and significantly improve your self-esteem following a tough period in your life. It is important to choose a professional cosmetic surgeon who has experience when it comes to this type of procedure in order to help you achieve the results you are looking for and leave you feeling back to your normal self again.
- Naturally Small Breasts
Many women have naturally small breasts for various reasons including genetics, trauma, and exposure to radiation. Breast implants are a great way to add volume and create a more balanced figure – but it is not just small chested women that have breast implants. There are women with average to large sized breasts that prefer a full, round looking bust and therefore opt for breast augmentation surgery. During a consultation, your surgeon will discuss breast implant types and sizes with you based on your anatomy, proportions, natural breast size, and goals in order to make sure your breast implants are not too large and leave you looking unnatural.
- For Themselves
Women can choose to have breast implant surgery for any reason that they like, and you should not let other people influence your decision. While it is important to ask your friends, family, and partner for support, their opinion on the procedure should not change whether you want to go ahead with it or not. Being pressured into getting breast implants by a partner in order to ‘appear more attractive’ will only leave you feeling unhappy with your results in the long run – you need to reach the right decision by yourself in your own time.
No matter your reasons for wanting breast implants, make sure you take your time over the decision and do not rush into anything. This will give you the chance to carry out the necessary research and make more informed decisions regarding the procedure itself and your cosmetic surgeon. Book an initial consultation with a highly skilled, experienced, and qualified plastic surgeon where you can discuss your options.